Friday 22 May 2009

High Lane U10 v Hayfield Juniors

We had a couple of games last night against High Lane U10s. Like the weekend,s game we were made to work hard and ultimately were beaten by the better team.

Hayfield U10s took to a muddy pitch for only their second game against a High Lane team that had been playing together for three years. Some great defending and determination kept the first game to 5-0 and the second to just 3-1.

Highlights were Rachel Finn's "man" of the match performance in the first game and Ben Dean's man of the match performance in the second game. Both defenders deserved their applause as they worked tirelessly under a lot of pressure.

Probably the biggest highlight was Jake Young's goal that literally burst the net. A strong toe-poke from 20 yards not only beat the keeper but broke the crossbar causing the nets to fall over.

In 150 years of association football this has only happened once before...

Sunday 17 May 2009

Thank You To Hayfield May Queen Committee

Steve and I attended the May Queen Junior Disco on Friday where we were presented with a cheque for £360.

This is a great donation, much more than we were expecting, and we are truly grateful.

The money will be put towards some new goals - for league games we need 12'x6' size. We're hoping to receive a grant from the Football Foundation but they will only give us matched funding which means we have to come up with half of the money ourselves and the May Queen donation goes some way to getting us there.

Many thanks to Barbara Ramwell and the May Queen Committee for supporting the Junior Football Club.

Hayfield Juniors v Whaley Bridge

Today was the Junior's first ever home game. The visitors were the excellent Whaley Bridge U10s.

We'd agreed to play an A game and a B game. Unfortunately Whaley's numbers were a bit low so it was a straightforward two games for their lads.

The first game kicked off with Hayfield's older children lining up first. We quickly saw what a good team Whaley are as they put us under constant pressure. We resisted for five minutes before Whaley scored their first goal.

We continued to compete in the first half but tired out in the second. Whaley scored some cracking goals and ran out as 5-0 winners.

Special mention goes to Jack Howell and Jake Young who covered every blade of grass between them, didn't let their heads drop and always looked to getting forward with the ball. Well done Jack and Jake.

We knew the B game would be a tough one as our younger children lined up. The result isn't as important as the performances we saw from some of our players (besides, I lost count after 6!) Rachel Finn is a natural centre half - dogged and determined and not afraid to put a tackle in.

Michael Deaville and Ollie Wyatt combined well in midfield on several occassions and like Jake and Jack in the first game never stopped running.

A big thank you goes out to all of the parents who came and supported their children. Also a big thank you to Nick, Mark and Mike for cutting the grass and marking the pitch out. It'll be well used through the summer!

Friday 15 May 2009

This Weekend's Fixture now v Whaley

We've had a change of plan for this weekend. Instead of playing against High Lane on Saturday morning we're welcoming Whaley Bridge on Sunday instead.

Whaley are bringing their U10 A and B teams which means everyone can get involved at some point. We're hoping to kick the first game off at 10:30 so be early.

We'll give kits to those that need them on Sunday morning.

Saturday 9 May 2009

2,4,6,8 Who Do We Appreciate...?

Well it was May Queen day today and despite most of our boys disappearing to Cub and Scout camp we had a good turn out.

On the way round, accompanied by Thornsett Brass Band we came up with a club song...

2, 4, 6, 8 Who do we appreciate
Not the King and not the Queen
But Hayfield Junior Football Team!

Well done to Ryan, Ollie, Elizabeth, Joseph, Joe, Josh and Lewis for coming up with it and for heartily belting it out through the streets of Hayfield.

Thanks to all parents who joined in and helped us out.

Appeal for Pictures

If you took any pictures today we'd love to see them. Please send them to Carl

Thursday 7 May 2009

Target Practice

Now here's a guy who's had lots of target practice...

Tuesday 5 May 2009

Hayfield May Queen 2009

As you know this weekend is May Queen weekend in Hayfield. This year we're entering a walking float to represent the Junior Football Club and want everyone available to take part.

If you can take part please give Carl a call on 01663 747580/07855 399140 or email him. We'll get a kit to you before Saturday so you can wear it - bring along any parents, brothers or sisters so we can make a right racket!

We'll meet at the Pack Horse at 13:00 - 13:15 and make our way up to the procession meeting point. Following the processession we'll drop off children at the same place.

Sunday 3 May 2009

Rooftop Footy!

If you ever wonder why people say Brazilians are the most skillful players in the world have a look at this video. Sure there's a lot of natural ability but there's a huge amount of practice that goes in to some of these tricks...