Our latest round-up of the youth football scene in the area features Bury Colts Under-12s’ 3-0 win over Dynamos Blue to set up a cup final date.
SUFFOLK BOYS’ CUP
Dynamos Blue 0
Bury Town Colts 3
Bury Town Colts secured a prestigious place in the Suffolk Under-12 Boys’ Cup final with a 3-0 victory over Cornard Dynamos Blue.
In a great cup tie, two teams battled hard and played good football throughout.
The deadlock was broken on eight minutes when Mason Bickers slid a ball down the right wing to Jordan Barber, who cut inside and slotted home from a tight angle.
Cornard created a few chances, but were kept at bay by the impressive defence of Amin Muhammed, Sam Broadhead, Leighton Royal and goalkeeper Finn Heywood.
Max Darnell volleyed home from close range to make it 2-0 at half-time.
The second half was a midfield battle with Kai Ivory, Tyler Logan and Elliott Ferguson all impressive.
It was in the final minutes that Fynn Browne had a shot blocked and it fell to Sammy Markwick to secure the tie.
The Blues go on to face Woodbridge Town Under-12s in the final on April 12.
Thurston Under-16s played fantastically well to overcome Hadleigh United 4-1.
Harry Hutt opened the scoring with a great goal, and man-of-the-match Ben Frost netted a screamer to make it 2-0 by half-time.
Jordy Boulton added a cracker at the start of the second period to make it 3-0, but their clean sheet was ruined when United got one back.
However, Thurston pressed on and Ben Seeley latched on to a long ball to slot home.
Brandon Lasses Under-15s are still in contention for a treble with a 4-0 league triumph at Hadleigh United to stay top of the table.
Chloe Webb opened the scoring and Orla Jewby added a hat-trick.
Billie Nolan and the defensive line earned another clean sheet, while Emily Grant broke up counter-attacks with another fine all-round performance in holding midfield.
The team hope for speedy recoveries for injury victims Emily Moore and Lynn Fuller.
Thetford Bulldog Belles Under-14s got the better of Worsted Wildcats in an eight-goal thriller.
Although the Belles started slowly and fell behind, Shannon Richardson responded with a top-drawer hat-trick to put them in charge.
Worsted hit back to level, but Aimee Frost and Jordy Hunter finally sealed a 5-3 success, with Melissa Boulton named player of the match.
Walsham-le-Willows Under-13s needed three penalties to finally open the scoring at Haverhill Rovers and advance to the Eastern Junior Alliance Cup final.
The Willows missed a spot-kick in each half, but Lewis O’Malley netted from 12 yards at the side’s third attempt before Ethan Mayhew converted Harvey Hubbard’s corner to seal a 2-0 victory.
Bury Town Bulldogs Under-12s came from a goal down to score a heavy 9-1 victory over Ipswich Valley Rangers Whites.
Dominic Curry scored four times and Niall Henry a brace, while Laurence Chappel, Callum Curry and Rees Boddy were also on target.
Thurston Under-12s drew 3-3 with Stanton in last week’s Ipswich and Suffolk League Division Two first-versus-third clash.
Thurston fell 2-0 behind before Fraser Sadler’s brace brought the match level shortly after half-time.
Stanton took the lead once more, only for that man Sadler to race through and equalise.
n Thetford Town Under-16s are playing Rocklands at home in the semi-final of the John Savage Norfolk County Cup on Sunday (2pm).