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Youth Updates: 15th January

News of a first leg cup win for the Under 18’s, forthcoming quarter and semi final appearances for the Under 13’s and a report of a great Under 14’s semi final win.

The Under 13’s, again having a fine season, have booked their place in the last four of the LCFA Saturday Tesco Cup while in the LCFA Sunday Tesco Cup they have quarter final at home to Netherton Park. This takes place on Sunday 5th February and comes after a 4-2 extra time win over Mags in the last round. In the Saturday competition, the lads beat Birkdale United 2-1 in the quarter finals to set up a semi final clash against Knowsley South on 4th February.

The Under 18’s, in the Liverpool County Premier League Sunday Youth Division Cup, have a slender 4-3 advantage over St Margarets in their first round two legged tie.

AFC Liverpool vs. Town Green (under 14)
Sunday 15/01/2012 (KO 14:00hrs)
Semi Final of the Allen Langfeld Cup
Sandy Lane, Lydiate.

AFC Liverpool under 14’s welcomed Town Green to their home ground in Lydiate for the Semi Final of the Allen Langfeld Cup, in a game that brought together two very good sides and looked like it would produce an entertaining encounter.
The teams fought hard throughout the first half with AFC Liverpool dominating most of the play as they pinned Town Green back into their own half for long periods. Town Green defended stoutly and looked to hit AFC on the break on a number of occasions and contested every ball over the entire pitch.
Early on AFC looked a little ring rusty at times as result of having numerous weeks without a game and Jake Young was called upon to produce a great save diving full length to his left to turn a well hit shot around the post; this seemed to be the spark AFC needed to finally start finding their rhythm and passing range.
Ryan Patterson and Danny Dooley produced a good attacking partnership on the right hand side and coursed numerous problems for the Town Green defence and also defended strongly when called upon. AFC pressurised the Town Green goal mouth and hit the wood work before Josh Wright broke the deadlock with a well taken chance after some great skill from Tom Kelleher produce the opening for Josh to finish.
Patrick Blair along with Tom Kelleher controlled the middle of the park with great vision and tackling produced some excellent incisive passing for James Tyrer and Josh Wilkinson to power into good attacking areas.

Half Time:  AFC Liverpool (1) vs. (0) Town Green (Joshua Wright)

The restart saw AFC get back to basics by producing some simple fast paced pass and move football that cut through the Town Green team and the game turned into a one way procession of offensive AFC play. Josh Wilkinson, James Tyrer and Declan Williams brought applause from the crowd for their interlinking play on the left hand side that also produced goals for both Declan and Josh. Declan went on to complete his hat trick and a good all round display with a further two goals from well hit shots from inside the penalty box.
Liam Worth who had a great game in the centre of the defence headed home with a powerful header from a wonderfully hit curling corner from Tom Kelleher who by this time was producing a display of strong running and controlled aggression in the centre of midfield and was well supported by Patrick Blair.
Dave White and Marcus McGinn both capped off a couple of fine second half performances with fine goals from the edge of the box after some patient play from Matty Davies and Declan Williams respectively. Captain Ross Bailey had a very vocal performance and he lead well from centre half position dominating the Town Green attackers, his partnership with Liam Worth is as strong as any in the League. Joe Mitchell had a good second half with some fine interceptions and controlled passing.
The game lived up to the promise it had offered when the Cup draw was made and the AFC lads turned in a superb performance and every player gave it their all throughout. Congratulations to the team for their well deserved win and a place in the Cup Final.

Full time AFC Liverpool (8) vs. Town Green 0
AFC Liverpool Goal Scorers (Joshua Wright, Declan Williams x3, Liam Worth, Josh Wilkinson, Dave White, Marcus McGinn)

Daniel Blair
AFC Liverpool under 14’s Manager


Posted by:  afclpapakuz         Date:  January 17, 2012         Popularity:  359 views

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