Round-Up: December 8
Stowmarket Town youth chairman Kevin Blundell rounds up the weekend’s action…
The weekend of December 5-6 has seen the return to youth football after a second break for our teams, just like the rest of the country due to Covid-19. It has been great to see some of our youth teams back playing games again.
As we all know, this last week has seen the weather in full affect and the heavy rain and snow has caused most of our football pitches to have very heavy ground for those teams that did manage to play their games, but has meant most of our games were called off by referees attending the games.
Our EJA sides were both due to play their cup games this weekend. With their home pitch suffering badly to this week’s weather, our Under-15s game in the morning against AFC Sudbury was postponed, with the hope that the pitch might improve by the afternoon. Unfortunately, this was not the case and, as the Under-14s’ opponent Berkhamsted had made the long two-hour journey from their home ground, the main club offered up the first team pitch at Green Meadow, even though it had seen them play there the day before. Let’s hope Parker’s Pitches can work their magic.
Results (5-6 December)
U8 Hornets – no game this weekend
U8 Wasps – no game this weekend
U9 Hornets – no game this weekend
U9 Wasps – had a close game to draw at home to Harling Colts
U10 Blue – close game but won at home to Walsham-le-Willows
U11 Hornets – lost at home to Bury Town Rams
U11 Wasps – lost at home to AFC Sudbury Blues
U12 Sat – no game this weekend
U13 Hornets – no game this weekend
U13 Wasps – no game this weekend
U14 Hornets – won 4-1 at home to Ipswich Exiles Blacks
U14 Bees – lost 3-2 at home to Coplestonians Leopards
U14 EJA – won 3-0 in the cup game at Green Meadows against Berkhamsted
U15 EJA – cup game against AFC Sudbury was cancelled
U16 – no game this weekend
Open Aged First – no game this weekend
Below is a picture from before lockdown of one of our Under-16s players, Ewan Hailstone, receiving his award for his 50th appearance for the club from their manager Ian Hurst-Cotton