Friday, September 29, 2017

U11's Start Season In Style



Match Report
CYGFL U11s Girls Development League
 Poppleton JFC v Scotton Scorchers JFC
Saturday 16th September 2016

Well here it is! The first match report of the season, with the Scotton Scorchers U11s Girls playing their very first match in a formal league.

Due to low numbers available to Poppleton, who kindly rescheduled the fixture to their ground, Scotton U11s girls squad were able to attend two fixtures today – the U11s at Poppleton and the U10s at HDGFL Gala in Boroughbridge.

And so to Poppleton – the Scorchers girls arrived in a happy mood, excitement of playing their first league fixture. It was a cool, typical autumnal morning, the sun trying to shine through, with the odd shower - but this was not to deter the Scorchers girls.
After a good warm-up with Martin, the girls in our famous black/red stripes gathered for a brief team talk with Wayne.....his last comment to them.... ‘Go and enjoy it girls!!’
Unfortunately, Wayne had to be the man in the middle, so Martin ensured the team were ready for kick off and raring to go!
In the first half, Seren lead the attack, with Kate in midfield and Eleanor and Katherine at the back with the ever reliable safe hands in goal....Jeorgia!

The Scorchers started well, taking control of the game. Lots of good passing between the team, with great runs forward from Kate and Seren. Numerous times, the Scorchers girls got beyond the Poppleton defence, but their keeper seemed to be the one to beat.
However, finally a breakthrough.. Some great passing before a quick run forward from Florence, finding Seren ... goal 1-0 to Scotton.
This didn’t deter Poppleton, who had some great runs forward also, using the pitch and testing the Scorchers defence and Jeorgia...! But, this seemed to spur the girls in red and black on... another great passing move started by Elenor, and finished by Eleanor interchanging with Florence (Seren who had now switched to defense)...2-0 to Scotton.
Another great move followed, a surging run forward by Seren, who beat the Poppleton keeper... 3-0 to Scotton.
Again, from the kick-off, Poppleton pushed forward again but the efforts were comfortably saved by Jeorgia.
Katherine and Eleanor were working well together at the back, and Seren and Florence were making some great attacking runs towards the Poppleton area.
A great start by Scotton. Let’s not forget though, Poppleton were not out of this match, making great runs forward but our ever reliable GK – Jeorgia, coping well with every shot coming her way.
Half Time...3-0 to Scotton!!
So the second half line up – Evie in goal, with Ella and Madeline in defence, Kate and Lily B doing the dual midfield/attack roles.
It was a great start by the Scorchers, a surging run from defence by Madeline, a run that nearly paid off with a goal... for Madeline. A great solo effort, but the Poppleton keeper managed to save the shot.
Ella and Madeline were keeping the girls in orange at bay, but within a few minutes it was soon to be another goal ... to the girls in red/black. Another great attacking move from Kate and Lily B – both interchanging some slick passing... and Lily B got her goal...4-0 to Scotton.
Martin changed things round, with Ella going into an unfamiliar attacking role, with Kate switching to the defence.
Undeterred by the score line, Poppleton surged forward, Evie making some fantastic saves one after another (Scotton’s very own Joe Hart)!!
A brief lapse in concentration by the Scorchers girls... a goal to Poppleton.... 4-1 it was.
However, the final whistle soon blew ...
Full Time -4-1 to the Scotton Scorchers!
A great result, a great team performance and some happy girls in red& black!!
However, credit must also go to the Poppleton girls – irrespective of the score, they still worked hard and didn’t let their heads drop. I’m sure it’ll be a close encounter in the return fixture at Scotton.
Some fantastic football from both teams played in a great spirit and both teams I’m sure will be looking forward to their next fixtures in the CYGFL.

A friendly game followed, with Madeline and Evie being happy to volunteer to were orange to balance up the teams so everyone played. Lily B needed a short rest, but was soon to take charge of goal, so that Georgia could play outfield.

It was also pleasing to see the ever so positive support and lots of clapping from all of the parents... both players and parents making each other proud!!
Congratulations too to Lily B on being awarded the ‘Respect Player of the Day’!!
This was a great start to the season....! Well done everyone!!

Go Scorchers!!

Line Ups         1st Half           Jeorgia, Katherine, Elenor, Florence, Seren
                        2nd Half          Evie, Ella, Madeline, Kate, Lily B

Sunday, September 17, 2017

U13s Play Their First Game in Their New Strip

Yesterday the girls made the short trip to Poppleton to play their first game in their brand new strip kindly sponsored by Evans Halshaw Harrogate Hyundai.

Unfortunately for the U13s they are without their goalkeeper who has broken her wrist so lets hope she makes a speedy recovery soon. GET WELL ASAP.

The team welcomed 2 new players in Keira and Charley who both had great debuts and thanks to Therese who helped out due to the team being short of players.
Abs skippered again and shared the goalkeeping duties with Connie, well done girls putting the team first.

The girls were just adjusting to the new personnel when Poppleton scored a screamer into the top corner from long range. Nothing anybody could about that.
In the second half the Scorchers fought back and Abs popped up with another goal to level the scores.
Poppleton then lay siege to the Scotton goal but the girls held firm and were defending amazingly but just when it looked like they might hold out for the draw Poppleton sneaked in a low shot and snatch the win.

Tough on the girls but no complaints, another great game of football and plenty for the girls to work on. If this is an indication of things to come then the future looks.....Scorching!!!!

The girls looking splendid in their new strip.

Girl of the game went to Lucy for another great performance in defence, well played.


                                                                GO SCORCHERS!

U13s Get Off To A Great Start

The U13s travelled to York RI for their first game of the season. With the girls making the change from 7 a side to 9 a side it was a huge leap into the unknown.
With only 1 practice game under their belt and not even the full team being together once the girls acquitted themselves really well.

The Scorchers had to play with only the 9 players and no subs so every girl had to pay their part and they certainly did. Abs was outstanding as skipper and bagged herself a hat-trick, Livi and Connie grabbing a goal each as they finished 5-0 winners.

Picking player of the game was nearly impossible as every girl was oustanding but after a lot of thought it went to Jasmine for her 'David Battyesque' game in the middle of the park. All game she broke up York RI's attacks and played great simple passes which launched attack after attack.

A big thankyou to York RI for switching the game to their place and also for the excellent sausage sandwiches that all the girls from both teams enjoyed.

A great morning's football played in a great spirit.



                                                                  GO SCORCHERS!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Training Times and Venues




Confirmation of training for the next 3 weeks, then your individual squad coaches will pick up communications with you (if not already doing so)
Training is 90 minutes other than U6/7 boys which is 60 minutes.

Saturday 26th August - All squads at Percy Field 9.30am
Saturday 2nd and 9th September
Boys U6/7 Percy Field 9am - 10am
Boys U8/9 Village Hall pitch 9am (opposite Scotton village hall)
Boys U10/11 Percy Field 9am
Girls U9/11 10.30am Percy Field
Girls U13 10.30am Percy Field
Girls U14 9.30am Village Hall
Girls U16 9.30am Village Hall

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

JOINING THE SCORCHERS IN SEASON 17/18

 Nick Levett FA National Development Manager (Youth and Mini Soccer) says of Scotton Scorchers 'If only all club's thought and approached the game in this way'

Scotton Scorchers run girls teams from age 6 to 16, if you would like to find out more about girls football please contact Mike Collier on 07979682670 or mikeandjanec@googlemail.com

Scotton Scorchers Boys only have a small number of places in their teams aged 5 to 11 if you would like to find out more please contact Mike Collier on 07979682670 or mikeandjanec@googlemail.com







FABULOUS FUN DAY IN GLORIOUS SUNSHINE!

What a fantastic way to finish the season. Many thanks to everyone who made it such a great day. everyone who helped, every committee member, Wayne the lead organiser, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, players, parents. We couldnt run the club without you.
Our main Fun Day objective as always was to... HAVE FUN!! and we certainly did that, but we also smashed our Fundraising target for the day of £10,000.

Our next target is to raise £5,000 over the summer, so if you havent paid your subs, please look out for e mails with details. We do need to fill our age groups and if you havent registered we dont know if you are returning so your place may be taken be a new starter. So please register asap to avoid disappointment.

Look out for e mails regarding our Summer Football camp - contact Wayne on wayne43ssjfc@gmail.com for more details. 

So its a well earned break for our coaches. And a big thanks to some of our Committee members who will be working through the summer in preparation for the new season.

First training session is Saturday 19th August 9.30am start for all squads at Percy Field Scotton.

Have a great summer and see you in August.  






Sunday, June 11, 2017

Scotton Scorchers Bed Race Delight

Well done to our U15 girls team who ran an amazing race, winning the junior girls new team trophy. Huge thanks to Simon and Carol for all the bed decorating and training sessions. Thanks also to Wayne who organised and lead the Scorchers volunteer marshalls. Thanks finally to the marshalls who by giving up half an hour enable the bed race to run, raising thousands of pounds for local charities and good causes.




 

Monday, June 05, 2017

FUN DAY Details

SCOTTON SCORCHERS JFC
FUN DAY & PRESENTATION EVENT
SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017
AGENDA

More hands make light work – please don’t leave to same few!! This is our major Club Event!! Please can we ask that coaches commit to assisting with set–up prior to roles within the Fun Day itself!! Thanks!

8.30am            Coaches to arrive to set up (goals, mark pitches, etc)
9.45am            Players arrive and gather at ‘Mini Training Pitch’
(Please make sure they go to correct team leader)

Parents are kindly asked to attend AGM whilst players are gathering into correct teams, etc. You are encouraged to register/pay subscriptions for your son/daughter today for next season with the chance of receiving ‘free subscriptions’ in a free draw.

10.00am           Welcome & AGM (Parents/Committee) outside Pavilion
10.15am           ‘World Cup’ Games (First Half) start
11.15am           Refreshments / Break
11.30am           ‘World Cup’ Games (Second Half) start
12.30pm           BBQ & Refreshments
1.30pm            Presentation of Awards/Trophies with Special Guest(s)
(All squads to be represented)
3.00pm            Refreshment still available
Until dusk         Games, music, raffles, penalty shoot outs

(There are to be no ‘Parents v Children’ games on the pitches). We will require help to clear up, put away equipment, etc once presentations have been completed.

The Committee would like to thank all Coaches, Referees, Parents, Players, Sponsors and all who help to make the Club what it is today. Without your constant support, our children wouldn’t have the wonderful opportunities that they have – playing football in a fun, friendly and safe environment where everyone plays!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FUN DAY

Hello one and all, the end of the season is fast approaching and our end of season finale is looming where we come together as a club and all the players gather and celebrate another brilliant season.

The date for the funday this year is saturday 17th June.

Now this is where we encourage parents to register their kids in readiness for next season. This has potentially double rewards for parents, firstly it secures your child their place in their squad for season 2017/18 at this wonderful club and also every parent who registers and PAYS on/or before the funday go into a draw where they have the chance to win back their seasons registration fee.

So please make sure to get your child registered ASAP for next season

                                                          GO SCORCHERS!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Girls U18's Recruiting Now



Nidd United U18 girls continue to attract players from across the area enabling them to carry on playing football.  Over the last 4 seasons we have won the Harrogate league twice and the League Cup.

This season our new partnership with Harrogate Town and their new Ladies team has taken our football to a new level.

Some of our home games have been played at the fantastic Harrogate Town CNG stadium.

Several of our U18 players have played in the Harrogate Town Ladies first team as they have run away with the league, winning the title in their first season.

The Nidd United U18 team are currently top of the Yorkshire U18 County Sunday League with three games to play. We are also in the Shield Semi Final.

If you would like to find out more about joining Nidd United Girls U18's please contact Mike on 07979682670 or e mail mikeandjanec@googlemail.com.