AFC Rushden & Diamonds Community update

Community Teams report 17th September 2012

As it ever is this Saturday and Sunday saw a mixed bag of results for the Community teams.

On Saturday morning at Irchester the Under 7’s Dragons and the Under 8 Rovers both had enjoyable game, for the Dragon the first time they’d played against non-AFC R&D opposition.

We don’t keep scores at the younger age groups.

Over at Higham on Sunday our two Under 9 teams, the Leopards and the Tigers both lost by a two goal margin to Wilby and Earls Barton respectively.

Also at Higham the Under 10 Bisons also lost against Earls Barton, this time by 1 goal to 4, Harry Richardson netting the Bisons consolation.

Two of our Under 11 sides were in action at South End School on Sunday morning.  This season has seen a change in the format for Under 11’s and rather than go from 7-a-side to 11-aside they are benefiting from playing 9-a-side.  The Bees found it tough and ended up on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline against Corby Warriors.  In the first of three matches we played against Ise Lodge teams the Wasps put in a superb performance to record a 6-1 victory, Diarra Layne, weighed in with a hat-trick, Cameron Moffatt blasted two and Dan Price finished off the scoring.

Moving onto 11-a-side the Under 13 Cosmos looked to be on their way when an early Sam Adams goal put the 1-0 against Corby Kingswood, unfortunately that was as good as it got and Kingswood went onto score 6 themselves.  Their age-mates and division rivals the Galaxy made the short trip to the OG’s for their match.  A Liam Ion goal gave them a 1-0 lead, but Grammarians fought back to lead 2-1 with twenty minutes to go, the Galaxy turned it up a notch and goals from Devin Cottis, James Loader and Callum Parker made it 4-2 at full-time

Over on the far pitch at Kennedys the Under 14 Rebels were also taking on an Ise Lodge team and they controlled the game to run out comfortable 3-1 winners Ed Bates, Will Bates and Reece Pickering netting the goals.

Our final tussle with Ise Lodge saw the Under 15 Gladiators struggle and come away beaten 4-0.

There was better news for the Under 16 Scorpions who beat Weekley Rovers 5-1 to continue their good start to the season.  A Rhys Day brace and strikes from David Brazier, Chris Newman and Harry Underwood sealed the victory.

The Under 7 Magic, Under 10 Rhino’s and Under 11 Hornets all had a week off.

Our teams will be back in action at the weekend so please come along and have a look, entry is free to all venues and if you pick Irchester or Higham Central Venues, South End or Kennedys chances are there will be more than one game on.