A BIG effort from a Harborough Town 94 under-11 team fielding no substitutes earned them a 6-1 victory at the expense of local rivals Lutterworth Athletic.
Two strikes from William Woodhouse and Herbie Lakin gave Harborough a 3-0 lead at the break.
Two more strikes from Woodhouse and a neat finish from Will Jacklin completed the rout.
The back three of Chris Francis, Thomas Melody and Harry McCarthy, combined with man of the match Thomas Dyson in goal, kept the Lutterworth side out until a few minutes from the end.
Whitwick 1 Harborough u18s 4
HARBOROUGH under-18s finished the month on a high with a second away win in a row.
Harborough started brightly and took the lead through Ciaran Maxwell.
They allowed Whitwick to draw level before the break but came good again in the second period.
Despite an inspired performance by the home keeper, Maxwell would not be denied and slotted his second goal.
A rocket shot from Tom Barton put Harborough 3-1 up and in the dying minutes a far post header from Sam Taylor completed the scoring.
Harborough u15s 3 Aylestone Park 1
CONSIDERING they only just managed to pull a team together because of holidays and injuries, this was a notable win for Harborough under-15s.
Play was mainly in the opposition half with a few quick counters from Aylestone that were promptly put to rest by the defensive line of Elliot Dinsdale, Joe Eddas, Joel Konteh and Sam Brown.
The scoring was opened by James Maddison, his first goal for the Town team.
The same player sent a goalbound chip over the keeper and the effort was finished off by Louis Potter to make it 2-0.
Later, a corner left a simple but crucial tap-in for Potter’s second goal.
Aylestone bagged a simple reply about 15 minutes from time.
Harborough 94 u15s 3 Westfield Wanderers 1
A GOOD all-round team performance saw Harborough 94 under-15s take a deserved victory against a determined Westfield side.
Sam Edwards opened the scoring with a well-taken individual goal after a brave run. Michael Rawlins added another after a goalmouth scramble.
Town had to battle hard as Westfield tried to find a way back into the game in the second half but Chris Arkwright made it safe with a third strike.
Westfield added a consolation goal near the end.
Glenfield United 0 Harborough 2012 u14s 4
TOWN’S 2012 under-14 outfit hit their passing form again to run out comfortable winners against previously unbeaten opposition and deservedly top the league with six wins from seven games.
The game was evenly matched in the early stages, with defenders James Bonser, Will Ashley, Sean Marshall and Ethan Verrall keeping the home team’s advances at bay.
Gradually central midfielders Asher Winter and Jack Tebbutt-Smith gained control.
Tom Leonard capped an excellent man of the match display on the right wing by scoring the opening goal, set up by left winger Matt Hatcher, whose pressure forced an own goal soon after.
Will Quinsee headed Harborough three up before fellow striker Zac Cooper completed the scoring. Sean Garon and Curtis Akroyd also went close to netting, while at the other end keeper Aaron Hopkins made some fine saves.
Leicester Phoenix u10s 0 Harborough u10s Rascals 3
RASCALS made it three league wins in a row after dominating the game against Phoenix.
George Kenyon and George Lowe were excellent in both midfield and defence but it was the wide play of Ollie Stevenson, John Green and Joseph Piggin that the home team could not cope with.
Improved passing and movement in the second half allowed the Rascals to control possession for long periods. Goals came from John Green, Ollie Stevenson and Nye Dicken.
Medbourne u13s 1 GNG 2
OLLIE Marlow came close to scoring for Medbourne just before GNG took the lead in the 16th minute.
A Tom Ramm shot from 35 yards slipped through the keepers hands to level ther scores.
Marlow thought he had put the villagers ahead but his effort was ruled offside just before the break.
It proved a key decision as the away team scored what proved to be the winner in the 63rd minute.
Medbourne’s Benedict Garcia missed from close range in the last few minutes.
The hosts’ man of the match went to defender Ewan Primrose.
Harborough u13s 2 Allexton and New Parks u13s 3
A MUCH improved performance by Harborough under-13s was not quite enough to beat a physical Allexton side.
In the first half, however, Harborough were dominant, creating plenty of chances going forward while denying Allexton any of their own.
James Lawton gave Town the lead, slotting home from a tight angle, while Jack Clipston and Joe Howland kept things tight at the back, and Josh Wakefield showed the required determination to boss the midfield.
The second half saw Allexton take the initiative and they got their three goals within a ten-minute spell, catching Harborough out with quick breaks.
Town pulled a goal back through Lawton with 10 minutes to go but despite their best efforts they couldn’t salvage a point.
Notable Town displays came from Ollie Richmond at left back, Will Smith at right back and Matty Orr at right midfield.
Borough Alliance u12s Pumas 2 Hinckley 5
PUMAS started strongly but defensive errors gifted the opposition three early goals.
In the second half Borough were more in the game and man of the match Matt Sladden opened their account and Leo Harland scored a second from a penalty.
Harborough 94 u12s 1 AFC Barwell 6
A FINE save by Harborough keeper Jack Hutchinson could not prevent Barwell from taking the lead as the loose ball was tapped in.
Harborough were three down before getting onto the score sheet themselves through Will Munn.
Any hopes faded as Barwell doubled their tally in the second half. Shots at the other end from Rhys Lewis and and Munn went straight at the keeper.
Harborough’s man of the match vote went to Jimmy Hammond.
Harborough u11 11 Girls 1 Leicester City Ladies 8
DESPITE the scoreline, Harborough’s girls again showed improvement in their league efforts.
Ellie Dougan scored their consolation from the penalty spot and Elise Spencer made a confident debut.
Both Ellie and Ashlynne Scott showed bravery in goal and Emily Hoinville ran her heart out in midfield.
Whitwick u13s 10 Harborough 94 u13s 3
HARBOROUGH 94 under-13s fell victim to divisional leaders boasting a 100 per cent record.
A rocket of a goal from Ben Anglade was all Town had to show for their efforts in the first half, when they fell 7-1 behind.
In a much improved show afger the turn, Harborough scored again through Felix Perrott and Anglade.
Houghton Rangers 14 Borough Alliance u12 Tigers 2
TIGERS took a real beating from an impressive Houghton side who played fast counter-attacking football.
Keeper Jonathan Wall gave them some hope with a display of athletic saves but against such relentless one-sided play there wasn’t much he could do. In each half Borough scored a consolation goal, through Oscar Shearer-Rivera and Leon Chaplin.
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