S’port Trinity U7s 1 Redgate Blacks U7s 3
REDGATE BLACKS’ impressive run continued, with only two defeats now since November, with a fine win against a very competitive Southport Trinity team.
The first-half was close, but Redgate opened the scoring through the excellent Patrick Jones, creating himself an opportunity and slotting home a fine right-footed shot.
Jack Reid and Ben Snow were solid at the back keeping the Trinity side restricted to a couple of long range efforts which goalkeeper Alex Kirby dealt with well.
The second period started off as a more open affair but Redgate soon extended their lead with Max Hankin slotting home from the penalty spot.
Lewis Pringle was a colossus in midfield, and scored a spectacular third goal with a magnificent long range volley.
Redgate never looked troubled with Tom Grayson playing superbly in defence.
Trinity pulled a goal back with minutes to go with an unfortunate deflection off one of the Redgate defenders which saw the ball just creep over the line.
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REDGATE’S under-16s wound a much improved season down by showing their dads how to do it...just!
In a hugely-enjoyable end-of-season friendly the lads pipped the dads in a penalty shoot-out after an entertaining 4-4 draw.
The youngsters stormed into an early lead when Kyle Walker’s lovely diagonal pass was converted by Ben Hodgkinson, before the “old-timers” used their years of experience to sneak more and more bodies onto the pitch!
The greater numbers finally told as the dads equalised, before the teenagers restored their lead.
With Dave Howard and John Millar proving they can practice what they preach by scoring – and John Walker rolling back the years in midfield – the dads looked like holding on for an unlikely win.
But the youngsters deservedly levelled then held their nerve in a penalty shoot-out.