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Mar 07

Gloucester City Youth round-up

Midland Junior Premier League U12 Southern Section:
Gloucester City U12 0-2 Pegasus Juniors U12

With five professionally contracted players from Cheltenham Town in their team, Pegasus Youth were always going to be a tough nut to crack for the young Gloucester side, and it did not help matters when poor defending gifted the talented Cameron Peters the first goal. However, the home side stuck to its task and made the visitors work hard for their victory, with Jordan Goode a bundle of energy in midfield and Luke Hawkins working tirelessly up front. Peters scored a fine second after the break to increase the lead but had Gloucester shown more composure in front of goal with the chances that came their way they might well have shared the spoils.

Gloucester City: H Burns, B Dunn, J Goode, L Hawkins, T Holter, W Johns, J Nutting, K Simmonds, T Sutherland, D Thompson, C Welsh
Subs: R Wilkinson, B Wood.

Midland Junior Premier League U13 DIV 1:
Gloucester City U13 2-1 Archdales 73 U13

City dominated the first half and applied pressure from the outset, and they were soon rewarded with a penalty after Luke Soule was felled in the area after a surging run. Max Gourley scored from the spot and the City defence held firm with great performances from keeper Matt Baker and defenders Josh Kerr, Liam Keating and Conor Thomasson, whilst the forwards forced Archdale’s Adam Westbury to pull off a string of good saves.

Archdale started to come into the game after the break and Isaac Chidlow caused City problems before a rebounded clearance from the Gloucester defence gifted the visitors a fortuitous equalising goal. The introduction of Declan Frost was a catalyst for City’s revival and it was Frost who scored the winning goal, slotting home from Birkett’s cross to seal all three points for Gloucester.

Gloucester City: M Baker, H Birkett, C Cook, M Gourley, B Hands, L Keating, C Kerr, J Kerr, W Moss, L Soule, C Thomasson
Subs: D Frost, J Richards, O Yates
Scorers: Gourley, Frost

Kidderminster Harriers U13 ‘A’ 8-3 Gloucester City U13

After finding themselves four goals down at the break, City launched a mini come-back with two quick goals after half time in this top of the table clash, but they couldn’t prevent runaway league leaders Kidderminster from scoring another four despite adding a late consolation.

Gloucester City: M Baker, C Cook, D Frost, M Gourley, A Haskayne, L Keating, W Moss, J Richards, L Soule, C Thomasson, D Whelan
Subs: H Birkett, B Hands, O Yates
Scorers: Soule, Hands (2)

Midland Junior Premier League U16 DIV 2:
Gloucester City U16 4-2 Stroud U16

Joe Parker’s hat-trick saw Gloucester’s young guns overcome their county rivals in an exciting match. City took the lead early doors through Parker’s direct free-kick, but Stroud hit back with an equaliser soon after. Parker added two more to complete his hat-trick and put City in the driving seat but a spectacular long range effort saw Stroud claw one back before half-time. City made it four after the break when Ryan Wilkes despatched a penalty after Aiden Creighten was brought down in the box. Gloucester keeper Ryan Beresford made a late wonder save and defender Richard Laishley cleared off the line in heroic style to secure the points for the Tigers.

Gloucester City: R Beresford, B Simmonds, G Meredith, K Griffiths, R Laishley, S Turl, R Wilkes, J Martin, G Davies, J Parker, L Walsh

Subs: M Clay, J Watts, A Creighton

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