Junior Football: Kirk Deighton, Pannal Sports and Scotton all in action

Pannal Sports
Pannal Sports

Kirk Deighton Rangers U-17s failed in their bid to retain the League Cup, after losing out to Ilkley 3-2 in a thrilling game at Grange Park.

Nil-nil after 30 minutes Deighton trailed 3-0 at half time, and Ilkley went down to 10 men with another shown the yellow.

A bright start to the second half reduced the mountain Deighton had to climb, when Dom Slater turned on the edge of the box and shot hard and low.3-1.

A period of concerted pressure led to several chances but Owen Davies broke from defence and unleashed a screamer into the top corner from 25 yards, just before the whistle.

Deighton have a chance to gain revenge in a fortnight when they host Ilkley in the league.

Chris Stephenson won the Man of the Match.

Pannal Sports U-15s captured a 4-1 win over Knaresborough Hoops in the Main League Cup quarter-final.

George Mills scored their first, with a clever one-two with Harry Robertson.Not long after he added a second.

In the second half, Knaresborough pulled one back, with a header from a corner but Mills completed his hat-trick with a wonderful lob of the goalkeeper.

Sam Cowham then scored to make the final score 4-1.

Pannal Sports Man of the Match was Hugh Lewis, for some outstanding attacking runs.

A Jorge Sikora hat-trick helped Harrogate and Craven Schools U-12s romp to a 7-0 victory over Bradford at Silsden AFC.

Josh Wicks opened the scoring before Sikora netted his first, Harrogate 2-0 up at the break.

After the break, the rout continued with Sikora adding another two, with additional strikes from Jamira Adam, Lucas Abusin and Jack Parkinson.

Scotton Scorchers are providing free coaching for girls on Saturday from 9am at Scotton Cricket Club.

Whether you have played before or just want to try football, now is the time to come along as we make plans for a new team for next season.

Girls in school years 3,4,5,6 and 7 are all welcome. Scorchers have a policy of everyone plays and with strong links to the FA and Leeds United, also promote girls to play at the highest level.

For more information ring Mike Collier 07979682670 or e mail mikeandjanec@googlemail.com.