Kerry Youth League

THE poor weather leading up to the weekend caused chaos with the Kerry Gainsborough Youth League fixtures with several games being cancelled on the Friday before the weekend.

Further games were then cancelled on Saturday with teams unable to field enough players to fulfil their fixtures - not good for junior football.

In the U10s League, Forrest Rangers had a good 5-2 home win over the ever improving Midtown to move within three points of league leaders Gainsborough Trinity whose game was postponed because of the weather.

Goalscorers for Forrest were A. Bull (two), W. Lobley, R. Hancock and M. Taylor, while Midtown, who remain in third place, replied through N. Coulson and S. Whitton.

Blyth Bombers moved up to fourth place with an 8-5 away win at Blyton. F. Moody and M. Perry scored hat-tricks for Blyth with their other goals coming from E. Everatt and an own goal, and goalscorers for Blyton were J. Wardle (three) and B. Jenkinson (two).

Only one game was played in the U9s League and this saw Babworth and Gainsborough Trinity play out a 0-0 draw on a very cold, damp day.

In the U8s League Blyth’s indifferent form continued with a 15-1 away win at Forrest Rangers.

Blyton recorded their first victory of the season with an 11-2 away win at Misterton. B. Hill (three), C. Robson (three), J. Newton (two), C. Wright and two own goals were the scorers for Blyton and J. Foulds and A. Pond replied for Misterton.

Retford United Whites reversed their fixture with Babworth at the last minute due to a waterlogged pitch to ensure their boys got a game of football.

Retford took an early lead before Babworth’s G. Makings equalised. Retford again took the lead only for Babworth to equalise once again through J. Glossip.

An excellent performance in front of a large crowd was topped off for Babworth when J. Glover scored the winner for them. Goalscorers for Retford Whites were T. Creedon and E. Allison.

Results for November 24: U8s - Forrest Rgrs 1, Blyth Bombers 15; Retford Utd 2, Babworth Rvrs 3; Saxilby Jnrs v Walesby (postponed); Misterton 2, Blyton Bombers 11; Marshalls Spts v Gains Trinity (postponed); Retford Colts v Midtown Utd (postponed). U9s - Forrest Rgrs v Misterton Utd (postponed); Retford Utd v Marshalls Spts (postponed); Babworth Rvrs 0, Gains Trinity 0. U10s - Forrest Rgrs 5, Midtown Utd 2; Marshalls Jnrs v Misterton Utd (postponed); Blyton Bombers 5, Blyth Bombers 8; Marshalls Spts v Gains Trinity (postponed).

Fixtures for December 1: U8s - Babworth Rvrs v Retford Colts; Forrest Rgrs v Misterton Utd. U9s - Misterton Utd v Marshalls Spts. U10s - Forrest Rgrs v Blyth Bombers; Midtown Utd v Marshalls Jnrs.