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  • Nottinghamshire Under 16s suffer their first defeat - report in 'County Squads and Matches'

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Latest News - 12 December 2017

Four City rep teams played away games in Yorkshire at two different associations. The U15s had a league game with Spen Valley and had their best win of the season. They took a 1-0 half time lead when Zindane Salih beat the keeper from distance half way through the half and owed their halftime lead to two excellent saves from Owen Mason. The lead could have been greater but for their second penalty miss of the season and a “goal” which the referee deemed to have missed! They did manage to increase their lead when striker Tariq Martin scored early in the second period and this was quickly followed by a Prince Sibanda header from a superb Salih corner. The home side made it 3-1 ten minutes later but could make no response to goals from Wayde Hines and Kenni Ebeye in the last six minutes for an encouraging 5-1 win.

The U14s also played a league game at the same venue and proved too powerful for their hosts. Nottingham set the pace and Shakarl Shand began the scoring. However against the run of play slack defending let Spen Valley in for an equaliser. This proved to be very much against the run of play as Nottingham went on a scoring spree to win 12-1. The scorers in order were – Dejanie Campbell 2, Wayde Hines, Yusuf Hall, Rynell Gordan-Messam, Sam Kellam 2, Lewis Rourke, Ashia Fearon, Lewis Barker, Osa Solomon.

The U13s travelled to Sheffield for their league match and began strongly against a normally strong Sheffield side. Nottingham went 1-0 up from a Shakiel Uhuru cross shot. Continuing to play good football the City Boys went 2-0 up from an own goal. Sheffield responded with intent and although Nottingham defended well a ball over the top caught them out allowing Sheffield to reduce the arrears. This did not stop the flow and the visitors scored again through Oscar Deptula to lead 3-1 at half time. They dominated the second half and after creating numerous chances went further ahead when Lynden Joyce ran through and slotted home past the advancing keeper. The scoring was completed when Jack Goodman created havoc in the home box and was brought down. He got up and confidently struck the resultant penalty home for a 4-1 victory.

The U12s fared less well in their league game with Sheffield. Finding themselves physically inferior to their hosts they were outplayed and went down 7-1.

The final two U11 5-a-side teams qualified for the grand final of the primary Boys’ Indoor Tournament sponsored by Notts County Football in the Community. Congratulations to Melbury and Scotholme, who join High School, Ambleside, Whitemoor and Claremont to compete for the title.

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