NOTTINGHAM SFA NEWS
Three City teams were in action at the week-end, all three away. The U13s were at York playing their West Yorkshire league game. The city side made two good chances in the first ten minutes but failed to take either, which gave their opponents the chance to take the lead in the twenty-fifth minute when the Nottingham defence failed to clear a ball. This was the half time score. York then took control in the second half, scoring twice before Joe Ward (Fernwood School) pulled one back with a clever lob over the York keeper. The York side was worth their 3-1 victory. Nottingham U13s travel away again next week to play in the same competition against Scarborough.
The U11s also travelled to York and were also playing in the West Yorkshire League. They have had a successful time so far this season but found York on very good form. In a hard fought game the two sides were neck and neck for a while with York scoring first after five minutes but the city boys pulled level with a well taken goal scored by Kenton Small (Milford School) who is in a rich scoring vein at the moment. Neither team pulled away as the scoring continued to 2-2, that man Kenton Small scoring a second. However the Yorkshire outfit had the outstanding forward on the day and displayed their superiority by running out 5-2 winners. It will be interesting to see if the Nottingham side can redress the balance as their next game is against York again. This time it’s the semi final of the West Yorkshire Cup to be played at home at the University’s Highfield Sports’ Ground on Saturday (10.30 K O).
Earlier in the week the under thirteen girls outdoor 5-a-side tournament took place at Ellis Guilford School. The winners were Emmanuel School who went unbeaten on the night winning six of their games and drawing two. The runners up were Ellis Guilford who were also unbeaten but won three and drew four. Nine schools took part in a very enjoyable and entertaining competition with plenty of skill on display.