Tigers take the honours at Thorp Arch tournament

Wetherby Tigers U-6s
Wetherby Tigers U-6s

Wetherby Athletic U-6s, more commonly known as the Tigers, enjoyed great success at a Community Fun Day organised by Leeds United at Thorp Arch on Saturday.

The afternoon’s football involved 10 teams from across Yorkshire taking part in a friendly 6-a-side tournament.

The teams were split into two divisions, with the two teams achieving the best results playing against each other in a final match.

For most of the Tigers, this was one of their first chances to play in a match environment and the grand setting of the indoor pitch at Leeds United Academy did not seem to phase them.

All of the players are in Year 1 or Reception at primary school, but the Wetherby team excelled, winning three and marginally missing out in the fourth.

At the end of the divisional matches, Wetherby had secured the best results in their group and were invited to play in the final game against South Kirkby U-6s.

The Tigers took the lead in the first half and by half time were 1-0 up.

The second half continued to be very close with chances for both sides but some great defending meant that there were no more goals and Wetherby were victors at 1-0.

There was a short presentation ceremony with each of the players receiving a certificate for their contribution.

There was one special trophy for the Star Player of the afternoon and Wetherby’s Charlie Courtman won the award, having been picked out as the stand-out performer from about 70 in total.

Well done to Charlie but also to the rest of the squad who all played their part in putting on a great display and were the unofficial champions: Alex, Cameron, Elliott, Jacob, James, Ross, Sam and coach Mike Sheerin.

If you are interested in learning more about playing junior football at Wetherby Athletic (for all ages) then visit www.wetherbyathleticjfc.co.uk.

Wetherby Girls U-12s continued their impressive debut season with a 2-3 win away at Killinghall. Wetherby lost two early goals as they struggled to come to terms with a very muddy pitch and a skilful Nomads side.

The breakthrough came just before half time when Hannah used her quick feet to pull one back from just inside the area.

Wetherby came straight out of the blocks after half time when Mary dribbled through the muddiest part of the pitch and five opposition players before applying an accurate finish.

Ninety seconds later she did it again, with a great effort into the top right of the goal.

Interested in playing in goal (or anywhere else) for Wetherby U-12s Girls? please contact Mike Prentice 07766 200393.

Scotton Scorchers Girls U-12s got back to winning ways at the weekend with a 1-0 victory at home to Borougbridge.

After a tight first half Scotton reorganised in the second half with player of the match Hannah Matusewich pushed into a more advanced role.

This paid dividends as she found the back of the net to ensure that Scotton collected all the points.