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Match report:

Northbank u/9s v Yewdale Pegasus u/9s
 
Early Sunday morning kick off.

Just a quick report this time.

Cameron was back in goal and had a good match, doing the simple things well. He didn’t have much of a chance with Yewdales goal.

Tom started in defence again and had another good game. He cleared anything that needed clearing and set up a few attacks from inside his own half. For his attitude and performance he was awarded man of match. Well done.

Noah started in defence and chased everything that came his way, well done.

Reagan started on the right wing and ran non stop with the ball. His link up play was good and he scored a good goal in the first half.

Olly had another good game, starting on the left wing and then being moved back into defence where he harassed their attack whenever they got the ball. He scored a goal in each half, the second being the best. A hard shot, low from the right wing which the keeper couldn’t hold.

Jordon started up front and did plenty of running, but it wasn’t to be his day. Keep up the hard work and it will come mate, well done.

Joe came off the subs bench, but had been feeling ill before the game, so had a quiet game. He still managed to link up well with his midfielders and produced some good passes.

Thomas came off the bench and scored in the second half. He tended to hold the ball a little too long though, something to work on in training. He had another goal ruled out, this was probably the refs fault, sorry pal.

Ellis had a good game, but needs to get more involved a bit more. As a striker, I think he feels because he’s not scoring in every match it’s up to others to get the ball for him. Never mind, like all strikers it’s just a bad patch you’re going through.

Nathan, I’ve saved the best for last. His play throughout the game was fantastic. He ran, he passed and tackled. He led the midfield from the front. He managed to get back in defence and help out when needed. But two things stood out, he was not selfish when he got the ball always looking to start a move for others, some of his passes to Olly and Reagan were brilliant and the goal he scored was with his head after a well timed run. Well done Nathan, hopefully an example for others to follow.

Finally just a quick mention for the Yewdale keeper. The lad was fantastic, I lost count of the saves he made. Well done. 

Final score Northbank u/9s 5 v 1 Yewdale Pegasus u/9s.

Match report: Sunday 11th October

Northbank u/9s v Longtown jnrs u/9s

A crisp October morning and everything was set for a good game of football and that’s what we ended up with. A final score of 6 goals to 1 to Northbank, which was not a true reflection of the game. This is however how I saw the game and the players performances. 

Adam, standing in for goalkeeper Cameron, who sat out this match along with Joe, played well stopping an attack early on. After Northbank scored in the first few minutes, Longtown came back on the attack and a mix up in defence led to a lobbed shot going over Adams head. He quickly put that behind him, producing a series of long goal kicks, 2 of which found his team mates who went onto score goals. Good performance.

Tom, had another good game in defence and apart from the mix up in defence which led to Longtowns goal didn’t put a foot wrong. He played particularly well in the second half, playing alone in defence in a new role and understanding what he needed to do. Good performance.

Noah, started in defence and played well clearing some difficult balls and using his head to good effect. He also made some determined runs with the ball putting Longtown under pressure. Good performance.

Nathan. Once again Nathan bossed the midfield, taking charge, making tackles, winning the ball back when required and running tirelessly thug out the match. He also nearly scored in the second half. Good performance.

Ellis who was made captain for the day after a good training session on Thursday enjoyed playing against his old team, (Longtown) scoring 2 goals and could have had at least another 2. Good performance.

Reagan,” played a blinder”. This was definitely his best game this season. He fought for every ball, ran for every ball, usually winning them into the bargain. He tricked their defence with some silky skills, stepping over the ball to great effect. But most importantly, his major impact on the game came from his crosses especially in the second half. Excellent, well done mate. A man of the match performance if ever there was one.

Thomas. Once again the lad always looked like scoring every time he got the ball. Unfortunately an injury in the first half saw him come off. However, when he came back on in the second half he soon took control upfront again scoring 2 goals. Well done, good performance.

Jordon came on for the injured Thomas and was straight into the game with a lovely pass from the wing to his midfield which then led to a cross and goal, not a bad start. In the second half playing in a new role upfront, he nearly had 2 goals, both chances just going wide of the post. With time and patience, goals will come, another good performance

Oliver coming off the subs bench played another cracking game, full of tackles, runs, shots and passes. Runs on the left, saw him cut back inside and score 2 good goals. He also did well when taking corners on the left. Good  performance.

Louis started on the bench. His second half performance in a new role saw him dominate his area of the pitch, working well with Tom and his midfielders. Tackling and winning the ball and then knowing when to play safe and when to run with the ball was tremendous to watch. Good performance.

Result

Northbank u/9s 6v1 Longtown jnrs u/9s.

Another excellent game with the boys deserving much praise. It’s good to see things worked on in training being brought out in games. Well done lads, let’s see if we can keep up this good work.

Saturday 26th September 11-30am.

Northbank u/9s v Edenvale Griffins u/9s

This week it’s going to be a slightly different report.

The score was 8 - 0 to Northbank and as you would imagine, it was a pretty
one-sided affair. However that’s not to say that Edenvale were not competitive, because they were at times. One player stood out in my opinion, the goalkeeper. He never backed out of a challenge and was positive until the final whistle. A real man of the match.

We’ll start with the scorers for Northbank.

Thomas
Jordon
Louis
Nathan
Thomas
Adam
Nathan
Adam

This is how each player contributed to the game.

Cameron, he is growing in confidence with each game and his kicking and throwing were outstanding.

Louis, not content with being dependable in defence, he showed this week that he can score goals and enjoys going forward.

Tom, like Louis, is strong in defence, is quick and has a terrific throw. He can also turn defence into attack with his kicking.

Noah, was also played in defence. He was very busy today, tackling, running and passing the ball. Named man of the match.

Joe, came off the subs bench and fitted in straight away. Good tacking and awareness in defence. Well done.

Nathan, scored a couple of goals and could of possibly had more. Good running and passing. A good game.

Adam, another double scorer. Took his goals well. Was very hardworking in midfield.

Reagan, had lots of runs with the ball and was confident when taking on the opposition.

Jordon, not only did he look good today, but with some good running and hard work managed to score and had another goal disallowed. Well done.

Finally, Thomas, scored two and could have had more. Passed the ball when needed and made some great runs off the ball, he even turned up in defence clearing out the box to help out his defence. Well done.

So, a good team performance with plenty of passing and movement on and off the ball. Well done lads.

Sunday 20th September

Gilford park u/9s v Northbank u/9s

Gilford started well and were quick to put our keeper under some early pressure. Shots and long balls were fired in, but Cameron managed to cope with the help of his defenders Louis and Joe. This was Joe’s first game as captain and he was playing well. However the pressure from Gilford finally paid off when they scored. 1-0 Gilford.

The goal just seemed to spur Northbank on however and within a minute the score was tied after Adam headed in after some good work from both Oliver and Reagan on both wings. 1-1.

Northbank were now flying and it was their turn to turn on the pressure. Adam seemed to be playing all over the pitch, turning up in defence and then taking throw-ins at the other end. After Adam had taken a free kick on the half way line, Thomas, who was having another cracking game fired home Northbanks second. 1-2 to Northbank. More pressure down the left wing resulted in a corner, which Oliver floated over a perfect cross onto which Adam again managed to get his head, the goalkeeper had know chance. 1-3 Northbank.

Cameron was brought back into play for a little while at this point in the game when he had to make two good saves from long range efforts from Gilford parks hard working midfield. The first half was  wrapped up when after Adam had taken another throw-in on the left, Oliver managed to turn and wriggle through past his marker and passed the ball into the net for a fine goal. 1-4 to Northbank.

Nathan started the second half as he had finished the first, making run after run down the right wing, winning corners or making their keeper work hard in goal. Noah who was also now on in defence was working hard and after one piece of work when he and Reagan managed to win the ball in midfield, Reagan passed the ball and Thomas finished off the good work with a great shot and goal. 1-5 Northbank.

Gilford managed to pull one goal back after a good attack wasn’t cleared and the ball was tucked away past Cameron. 2-5 Northbank. The game was not over yet for Nathan though, and after yet another run down the right wing, he cut inside to the edge of the box and fired in a shot. The ball stuck the bar and rebounded down onto the goal line, Ellis, who was there waiting to pounce struck out, but the ball somehow managed to swing up and over the bar. Gilford weren’t finished and only another fine save from Cameron and some good tackling from Louis and his defence kept them from scoring.

Another good performance. This time though the passing and movement were excellent.

Gilford park u/9s 2- 5 Northbank u/9s

Hard luck Gilford. Well done Northbank and well played.

Sunday 13th September

Northbank u/9s v Dalston Black Reds u/9s

Sheepmount

A lovely day for a game of football. Bright sunshine and hardly any wind, “perfect“.

This was Northbanks first match on the new area set out for mini soccer and the pitch looked in good condition. Both teams looked good in their new kits.

Northbank won the toss and allowed Dalston to kick off. Dalston were straight on the attack and caused some confusion in the Northbank defence. This was a sign of things to come.

Within 10 minutes of the kick off Dalston had taken the lead with a good shot  through a crowd of players, beating our keeper Cameron. 0-1 to Dalston.

Northbank made 3 substitutions shortly after the goal. Introducing Noah onto the pitch for his debut for Northbank.

Northbank continued to push forward but went unrewarded. Reagan coming closest when he broke through the middle of the Dalston defence but put his shot just wide of the goal. Dalston began to catch Northbank on the break, counter attacking effectively and causing Louis and Tom problems with some high balls put through the middle. Meanwhile Adam and Nathan were pushing balls through for Ellis and Jordon. Oliver kept plugging away, but with no result.

Half time came and went but things did not improve for Northbank, what ever they did Dalston to their credit, managed to put bodies in front of the ball and were proving a real threat on the break. In the end they managed a second goal after a strong run and a shot across the goal. Again Northbank were chasing the game but were unable to pull back a goal.

A hard match for some of the new players, but sometimes that’s the way it goes.

Well done Dalston, hard luck Northbank.

Result: Northbank 0 - 2 Dalston Black Reds

Sunday 6/09/09

CMB Newlaithes U/9s 3 v 4 Northbank U/9s.

The match was played at Newlaithes school after Rickerby park was considered to be unplayable.

Sunday morning, I think both teams turned up expecting a bit of a mud bath. However, the pitch was in good condition, if a little wet in places. Both teams looked “up” for a good match. Cameron Wilson, Northbank captain for the day won the toss and decided to kick off. The two teams played some good passing football, spreading the ball around on what was a quite narrow pitch. Nathan Johnstone made run after run down the right wing but the team were unable to convert any of their chances. Adam Bulman was busy in the middle, creating chance after chance for his strikers, Thomas Ritchie and Oliver Fyfe. 

Northbank however, were not having it all their own way and it was CMB who scored first. After some good pressure from their midfield they were awarded a corner which was defended well by Tom Nicholson using his head, but it resulted in another corner. This time the ball was driven in low and Cameron  who was making his debut in goal was unable to hold onto it. 1-0. To CMB.

Northbank were not behind for long though, and again it was down to an own goal. A shot from Nathan struck a defender and crossed the line before the keeper could stop it.1-1.

The action went straight back down to Northbanks goal and after a good run and hard low shot CMB were unlucky not to score, Cameron making a good save. He quickly took a long kick down the pitch, which Oliver Fyfe made the most of, chipping their keeper and scoring a real cracker.1-2 to Northbank.

Once again CMB came straight back onto the attack and but for some excellent tackles from Louis Sproat would have equalled the score earlier. Adam went close with another shot at the other end, before once again CMB scored, again from a low hard shot which our keeper had no chance of saving. 2-2.

Half time came and went. And with a few changes including appearances of Ellis Monaghan, Jordan Richardson and Regan Scott, the game started to turn in Northbanks favour. With the wind and the slope of the pitch behind them the boys started well and began pressing CMBs goal. It wasn’t long before the pressure paid off and Adam cutting inside off the left wing struck a perfect shot into the corner of CMBs goal. 2-3 to Northbank.

Back came Newlaithes and within a couple of minutes the scores were level again. 3-3.

The action switched again to CMBs half with some good runs from Regan and Ellis. After another good long kick from Cameron, Jordan was nearly through on goal before a timely tackle put the ball wide. Truly, “end to end stuff”. A good long throw from Tom resulted in the ball being collected by Thomas who again switched into the inside before slotting a perfect shot into the side of the goal.3-4 to Northbank.

CMB continued to press but were kept out by good defensive work by the whole team.

An excellent start to the season. A good team performance. Well done.

Result: CMB Newlaithes 3-4 Northbank

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2008/09 Season

See below picture of the team, with the sheild / medals awarded to them after winning the recent High Hesket tournament.

 

24th January - Northbank 6 v Stanwix 0

A very good strong performace from Northbank. We played some really good quality football, the passing was really good and we used the wingers to get good crosses in the box. All the team played well but Man of the Match was Nathan Johnstone with some really good play down the right wing and some great ball skills and taking players on, a great performance.

23rd Nov - Newlaithes 5 v Northbank 2

This was the best and most competive game we have played. A great match to watch. 

Newlaithes started off the stronger and went 2 – 0 up early on . Some good saves from Harry Smith kept the scores down then we slowly started getting into the match. Sam Jackson started dominating the midfield and was picking up the ball running at them which obviously they were not used to. Sam picked the ball up on the left side in his own half and ran past 2 players before a sweet finish with his left foot into the corner for 1 – 2. They then made it 3 – 1 going into the final period.

The game looked over but we showed great character and determination and a well worked corner from Tom Nicholson was flicked on with the head by Thomas Ritchie for Oliver Fyfe to score at the the back post, a great goal. We were now right back in this game and had Newlaithes on the rack we then commited bodies forward for the equaliser but at the death got caught with 2 late goals. 

All the parents and even the coach from Newlaithes commented on how much they enjoyed the match and on how competive it was, 2 very good footballing sides who both want to win but do it the right way by playing football.

16th Nov - Carlisle City 1 - 1 Draw

A very good close game again. Carlisle City dominated the game and deserverdly took the lead with a good strike into the bottom corner. City continued to pepper our goal and some good saves from Adam Bulman and hitting the post twice kept us in the match. Louis Sproat and Liam Rayson held the defence together and the midfielders of Tom Nicholson, Sam Jackson, Oliver Fyfe and Jordan Richardson dug deep, then in the last minute off the game a cross from the right from Nathan Johnstone found Ellis Monaghan unmarked to grab a very late equaliser and keep our unbeaten run for the season, which we were all pleased about.

9th Nov - Carlisle City A - 1-1 Draw.

This was a good competive game. City took an early lead with a looping shot over Harry Smiths head in goals to make it 1 – 0 at Half time.

Northbank started pushing on in the 2nd half and after some good work from Tom Nicholson on the right side he crossed in for Thomas Ritchie to score, the keeper nearly saved it but the ball crept over the line.

Adam Bulman and Sam Jackson made some good runs from midfield and Liam Rayson and Louis Sproat were very good in reading the game in the 2nd half and kept City quiet. Late on in the game Adam made a good run and set Thomas up who hit one hard into the top corner but the City keeper made a really good save. Then in the last minute against the run of play Citys striker broke clear and was in on goal one on one but Harry Smith made a great save down to his right post to keep our unbeaten run going.

11th Oct - Warwick Wanderers

This was our toughest test of the season so far. A very competitive game with Warwick very strong in defence and some good creative midfield players. We managed to open the scoring after good work down the right wing from Nathan Johnstone crossed in for Ellis Monaghan to make it 1 – 0. Then from a corner from Tom Nicholson it was volleyed in from Sam Jackson for 2 – 0 at half time.

The 2nd half they pressed us and their left winger Josh Dixon peppered our goal hitting the crossbar 2 times from distance but our defence made some great goal line clearances and our goalkeeper Harry Smith was man of the match with 4 outstanding saves from shots from Josh Dixon from 25 yards out as we held on for a good win.
 

28th Sept - 7-2 win

A good game which was level up to half time then we scored a few quick goals to win match. Thomas Ritchie opened the scoring for 1-0 then Stanwix made it 1-1 at half time. In the second half Thomas scored another 3 goals followed by goals from Ellis Monaghan, Adam Bulman and a late stike from Jordan Richardson capped off a man of the match performance.

21st Sept - 5-1 win

This was a good performance. Ellis Monaghan opened the scoring from us only for Yewdale to make it 1 -1. Thomas Ritchie then made it 2 -1 before half time.

In second half Thomas and Adam Bulman played a good short corner before Thomas curled it into the Top corner. Ellis made it 4 after good work down the left from Oliver Fyfe, then Adam Bulman (MoM) rounded off a good strong performance with a goal, 5-1.

13th Sept - 3-1 win

This was our first game of the season, so I was very pleased with the winning start. This was a close game 0 – 0 at half time. In 2nd half we won a corner which was headed into the goal for a OG. Nathan Johnstone made it 2 with a good finish into the top corner and Ellis Monaghan made it 3 – 0. High Hesket pulled one back to make the final score 3 -1

Nathan Johnstone was man of the match for great work rate.

 

DateOppositionResultScorers / MoM
13th SeptHigh Hesket3-1 WOG, Nathan Johnstone x 1, Ellis Monaghan x 1, Nathan Johnstone - MoM
21st SeptYewdale pegasus5-1 WEllis Monaghan x 2 , Thomas Ritchie x 2, Adam Bulman x 1 (MoM)
28th SeptStanwix7-2 WEllis Monaghan x 1 , Thomas Ritchie x 4, Adam Bulman x 1, Jordan Richardson x 1 (MoM)
11th OctWarwick Wanderers2-0WEllis Monaghan x 1,SamJackson x 1, Harry Smith (MoM)
9th NovCarlisle City A1-1 DThomas Ritchie x 1, Liam Rayson (MoM)
16th NovCarlisle City1-1 DEllis Monaghan x 1, Adam Bulman (MoM)
23rd NovNewlaithes5-2 LSam Jackson x 1 (MoM), Oliver Fyfe x 1
24th JanStanwix6-0 WNathan Johnstone x 2 (MoM) , Adam Bulman x 2, Thomas Ritchie, Sam Jackson

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2007/2008

Carlisle Glass League Finals at Brunton Park Under 7s Tournament

 This was by far our best day all round enjoyed by all the kids and parents alike in an excellent tournament and gave the lads their first chance to play at Brunton Park and boy did they make the most of it.

Quarter Final 
Northbank 0 – 0 Carlisle City
Northbank won 2 – 1 on Pens

This was a very tough game. Both teams were very well organised. Louis Sproat and Tom Nicholson held the defence together as Carlisle City were adding pressure and managed to keep the shots down on goal. Adam Bulman and Sam Jackson worked hard in midfield and Oliver Fyfe supported well down the right side. Our best chance came from a corner which Tom Nicholson put into the far post and Thomas Ritchie rose and was very unlucky heading into the side netting. 

The game finished 0 – 0 and so went into pens. Thomas won the toss and decided to go first. Tom Nicholson stepped up and blasted his penalty into the top left corner. Carlisle City then made it 1-1. Sam Jackson stepped up and the keeper made a good save to his right side which put City in contol. Then Alex Graham pulled off an excellent save to his right to keep us in the match. Thomas Ritchie then blasted his pen in the top left for 2-1 and then Alex Graham pulled off another fantastic save to his right to put us through. 

Phew what a relief what there was more drama to come.

Semi Final 
Northbank 1 – 1 Carlisle City Ex Servicemen
Northbank won 3 – 1 on Pens

This was another good close game. We started off quite well with some good passing in the midfield through Jordan Richardson, Adam Bulman and Sam Jackson. Ex then put us under pressure and scored low into the corner to make it 0 -1. We then applied pressure throughout Louis Sproat and Oliver Fyfe making good runs down the wings but the Ex were holding firm. Then in the last minute some good work by Sam won us a corner. Tom Nicholson swung it over and there was Thomas Ritchie at the back post to square it back into the far corner. The lads showed great will and determination to fight back like that and now it was onto pens again.

Thomas Ritchie won the toss and elected to go first. Tom Nicholson went first and blasted his penalty into the top left corner 1-0. Ex scored 1 -1. Sam Jackson made up for the last round with a good pen into the corner 2 – 1 . Then Alex Graham pulled off another amazing penalty save to his right side and Thomas Ritchie put us in the final by putting his pen into the left corner.

The lads faces were so pleased to be in the final and the parents were like me so chuffed for them. Next up in the final Newlaithes who we had only beaten once in 8 games but could we save our best for the final

Final 
Northbank 2 – 0 Crown Newlaithes

We saved our best performance for the final. The lads were really up for this game and showed more willing and desire they have ever shown in any game. The midfield of Sam Jackson, Adam Bulman and Jordan Richardson were winning all their tackles and were out battling Newlaithes in that department. Oliver Fyfe made a good run after some good work from Adam Bulman and won us a throwing. Tom Nicholson then put a long throw into the box which had their defence and goalkeeper flapping and Thomas Ritchie pounced to make it 1 – 0. Newlaithes then came at us for the equalizer but we were so organised at the back and Louis Sproat and Tom Nicholson were fantastic and showed great awareness at covering all dangerous attacks and Alex Graham was outstanding in goal marshalling his defence. Then late on in the 2nd half Newlaithes had a corner Adam Bulman cleared it to Sam Jackson played a quick sharp pass to Thomas Ritchie on the half way line. Thomas then showed great speed with the ball at his feet to go past the last defender and then from the right side of the box he drilled a great finish into the bottom left hand corner. 

It was a fantastic goal and worthy of winning any cup final and he deservedly was our player of the tournament. The faces of the lads as that goal went in I think will live with me for ever and the parents to as what a tremendous achievement from the team and everyone was on cloud nine.

All the lads then went up the steps in the east stand to collect their trophies all grinning from ear to ear and Thomas Ritchie then lifted up the trophy kissed it and then held aloft excellent. The lads then gave three cheers to Shaun Parkins our coach for all the hard work he has put in his own time to get the lads where they are today

UNDER 7 CARLISLE GLASS CUP CHAMPIONS 2007 – 2008

Northbank 3 v Longtown 1 Under 7 13.04.08

A fantastic performance by Northbank and our first win over Longtown. The star man was Tom Nicholson with an amazing hatrick of Free Kicks from 25 yards out, every one curled into the top corners of the net with power giving the goalkeeper no chance. He even smashed the cross bar with a drive from 25 yards out an amazing performance to witness from a lad of only 6 years old

Northbank 1 Under 7 v Upperby 2 Under 7 12.04.08
 
The game was at Hammonds Pond. Upperby were really up for this game and deserved the win. Thomas Ritchie was man of the match for Northbank with a good flick over the keepers head for our only goal of the match. But Upperby goalkeeper was their star man with some great saves for Upperby as they beat us for the first time

Under 7 Northbank 5 v 0 Upperby 09/03/08 

With regard to todays game played at Hammonds Pond on a good pitch we played some really good attractive football. The passing was excellent and we played some really good football throughout the team. The midfield were very strong and Sam Jackson won everything in there, he played some really good touches with Liam Parkins and Oliver Fyfe and it was a ball from Sam Jackson that got us of the mark through to Thomas Ritchie 1-0. 

 We then played our best move of the season starting from a good kick out from Alex Graham in goal then Louis Sproat played it up to Sam Jackson he then went on a mazy run down the left side he then touched it to Oliver Fyfe who then put it through to Thomas Ritchie to fire high into the net 2–0 . A fantastic team goal.
 
Sam Jackson then took one down from 20 yards out then took it in and scored for 3 – 0.

Liam Parkins then set Thomas Ritchie who turned brilliantly then a first time shot against the post it came back to Tom Nicholson who fired it home from 20 yards out.

Jordan Richardson then went on a great run down the right hand side and put a great cross in for Thomas Ritchie to get his hat trick.

This was a great team performance and very satisfying to watch with man of the match deservedly going to Jordan Richardson for the great effort he put in finding himself in great positions and for putting some great crosses into the box. 

Well done Jordan

Under 7 Northbank 2 v 1 Crown Newlaithes

This was our best team performance of the season so far giving Newlaithes their 1st defeat of the season. We really competed in midfield Adam Bulman Liam Parkins and Sam Jackson really won the game for us. We dominated throughout then in 2nd half Thomas Ritchie picked the ball up on the half line went past 2 defenders then got brought down 20 yards out., Tom Nicholson the struck the free kick into the roof of the net for 1 – 0. Thomas Ritchie then scored a 2nd after good work from Liam Parkins and then Newlaithes scored a late consolation goal.

Under 7 Northbank 1 v 3 Ex-servicemens

This game came a day after our best win of the season. It was a very cold morning and some of our players could never get going. Ex went 2 – 0 up with 2 good strikes. Adam Bulman played well throughout and capped off a man of the match performance with a goal. They scored late on for 3 – 1

Under 7 Northbank 0  v 1 Longtown  

With regard to the game on 10th February 2008 at Longtown primary school Under 7 game between Northbank and Longtown it was a very good battle between 2 well organised defensive teams with the only goal separating the two teams a well struck free kick from about 20 yards from goal that hit the top corner leaving Alex Graham in goals with no chance to stop it. The MOM was Sam Jackson who had a real game in the center of midfield winning all his battles and creating some good chances for Liam Parkins and Thomas Ritchie up front but unfortunately we could not convert any of them this time.

Northbank Under7  2 v 4 Carlisle City Under 7 Fixture on 03/02/08

The game was played on Sunday morning on a sheepmount pitch in really good condition after a windy night had dried it out. 
 
Northbank got off to a slow start and we found we were 2 down by the break. We then regrouped at half time Thomas Ritchie got us back in the game with 2 great finishes in both corners which earned him a deserved man of the match performance and put us right back in the game. Then as we pushed forward for the winner they caught us on the break with 2 late goals in the last 5 minutes. The game was a very exciting match for the spectators between two well balanced organised teams and a lot of good potential was on show from both sides.

A lot of parents commented how much they enjoyed the game.

FIXTURES 2007/8

 

3rd FebCarlisle City                Lost 2-4Thomas Ritchie x 2 (MOM)
9th FebLongtownLost 1-0Sam Jackson (MOM)
1st MarCrown NewlaithesWon 2-1Tom Nicholson, Thomas Ritchie
2nd MarEx-ServicemensLost 1-3Adam Bulman (MOM)
9th MarUpperbyWon 5-0Tom Nicholson x 1, Thomas Ritchie x 3, Sam Jackson x 1, Jordan Richardson (MOM)
12th AprUpperbyLost 2-1Thomas Ritchie  (MOM)
13th AprLongtownWon 3-1Tom Nicholson x 3