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Under 16s

 

U15's 2017/2018 Season

 

   

Stamford U16's 1 Peterborough Sports 7

 

After the euphoria of 2 successive away wins at Spalding and Leverington, Stamford seemed to implode against a physically powerful, disciplined, well drilled and tenacious Peterborough Sports outfit whose fitness, teamwork and pass and move ethos were exceptional on the day. Stamford started like a side that was in awe of their opponents, seemingly lacking the confidence of previous games although the effort was the same just not the execution.

 

Their first game of the season was a comprehensive defeat at the hands of today's opponents and this may have influenced their pre match mind set. Stamford withstood the early pressure and, indeed, created attacks of their own but too often played down the middle where Sport's defence was intransigent although one Stamford attack resulted in a deflection off the right post proving they could be breached.

 

Stamford were still in the game until sloppy defending let in Sports for their first goal with some Stamford heads dropping to chest level. On a football playing 3G pitch, Stamford relied on too many long balls directed toward speed merchant Rory Hudson who was on a hiding to nothing alone up front but bravely kept going. Keeper. Max Peverell was outstanding making some fine saves to keep his side in the match but, by half time Stamford were 4 goals adrift with confidence draining.

 

Stamford started the second half in a more confident mode creating several attacks involving Monteiro, Ellison,Taylor, Noble, Oxford and Jordan but, yet again and predictably, going through the middle for target man Hudson but alone, proving to be meat and drink for such an intransigent, well organised defence,

 

Ten minutes in saw Sports' keeper kicking the ball to a defender 2 yards outside his box and Sam Jordan pounced to intercept and hit a stunningly deft chip over the keeper into the net for a fine, intuitive goal, his third in three consecutive games, to reduce the arrears and give some hope for a Stamford surge.

 

Unfortunately, Sports' had other ideas and because of their fitness, quick inter passing and awareness of their own set up, saw another 3 goals added to their tally with Stamfords' play now having little effect ending up Masters of their own demise by a lack of variance and an inability to close down their opponents quickly, allowing them possession, space and time to play unpressured which was suicidal against such a strong side.

 

Keeper Peverell was even more outstanding making some brilliant saves to keep the score down. Simple football won the day for Sports and Stamford will learn from their opponents that team play, pass and move and not dwelling on the ball will make them a better side who already have good players and who are on a learning curve in this top division.

 

On the positive side, they will not encounter a better side than Sports.

 

 

Leverington U16's 2 Stamford U16's 4

 

 A sunny but chilly afternoon was warmed by the heat of this competitive game between two equal sides vying for 3rd place in the first division. 

 

After 2 successive promotions, Stamford are relishing their new status and certainly do not look out of place in the top echelon especially after this commendably hard fought, tenacious and brave away victory against a formidable, tough, determined good footballing side who, at the end, were clearly frustrated and surprised at Stamford's in depth strength and quality.

 

Coach Andy Noble should be proud of his achievement in his squads' transformation having engendered a camaraderie, discipline and fighting spirit.  

 

From kick off the game was evenly balanced and continued in this vein throughout this enthralling spectacle with both sides giving no quarter with fierce but fair challenges in a game that could have gone either way.  Stamford did not allow Leveringtons' physicality to deter or frighten them and, in fact, gave as good as they got standing their ground with dogged determination, closing down space quickly to  prevent their opponents' attacking commitment to flourish. 

 

Excellent keeping from Max Peverell and resolute defending from  Searaj Abudoza, Jack Richardson, Callum Noble , Captain Liam Taylor, James Easton and Eshan enhanced by the midfield play of Ethan Ellison  gallantly  denied Leverington attacks whilst contributing to their own offensive play resulting in reversing their opponents' pressure  to create a chance for the elusively quick Rory Hudson who made the breakthrough with a brilliant run and classy clinical finish to put Stamford ahead.   

 

Something had to give with this intense momentum and, after taking the lead, Stamford relaxed momentarily and Leverington took advantage striking with the equaliser minutes later which, on the balance of play, although disappointing for Stamford and their supporters, was about right. 

 

A tactical substitution brought on new boy Sam Jordan with Stamford not rattled by the almost instant Leverington equaliser, keeping their heads up with grit and resolve.

 

From another Stamford attack, a corner was headed out to Jordan outside the box to the right who chested the ball down as a defender was about to block him, and thumped  a stunning half volley over the defence and the flailing arms of the keeper high into the left side of the net to retake the lead before half time as Stamford reaped the reward for their concentration and teamwork.

 

The second half started and continued to the end with the same ferocious intensity with fitness levels for both sides astonishing.  Leverington knew they were still in with a chance hammering away at Stamford's defence testing it to the limit, yet Stamford stoically held firm and did not panic. 

 

 

 

U15's 2016/2017 Season

Team Training Jackets sponsored by Woodston cycles ltd Peterborough.

   

Stamford AFC Under 15 on Winning the League

Match Report Against Oundle

Yesterday on the 21/5/17 Stamford AFC under 15 won division 2 and celebrated with joy after a narrow 3-2 defeat to rivals Oundle however with that being their only 2nd defeat of the season and finishing on a staggering 56 points to finish 1st the captain Liam Taylor raised the trophy and signified who the champions of Division 2 are. The high paced game was hard to officiate and therefore meant debateable decisions were made which led to a crucial turning point for Oundle and their way back into the game. 5 minutes or so had passed and Stamford AFC was already in the lead due to a deadly free kick whipped in by Harvey Oxford and ended up in the bottom right corner leaving the keeper stunned. Suddenly 10 minutes later an over the top through ball was played by Oundle but was collected by Stamford’s keeper Max Peverell (who has astonishing potential) in two hands, however because of the lack of qualities the referee portrayed; the striker got away with scoring a goal from kicking the ball out of the keepers hands.20 minutes had passed and the first half was concluded at 1-1 with both teams bewildered how the scoreline was equal. As the whistle signalled the start of the second half Stamford were caught out and 5 minutes later it was 3-1 oundle shocking and bamboozling the entire crowd, now Stamford were really pushing for a goal and succeed as 10 minutes after Oundle’s lead was tripled, Stamford’s top goal scorer (Rory Guille) netted his 28th goal of the season.

The squad collected their reward for winning the league with Silver Cup presentation from League Representatives.

 

Squad: 

 

Searaj Abuzoda

Reuben Cox

Ethan Ellison

Mitchell Gorman

 

 

Rory Guille

Jamie Johnstone

Ishan Limbukhim

 

 

 

Callum Noble

Harvey Oxford

Max Peverell

James Pollard

 

 

Jack Richardson

Liam Taylor

Brandon Williams

Jack Wilson

 Unfortunately Diogo Monteiro was ill and was not able to collect his medal.

 

 

U14's 2015/2016 Season

 

Congratulations to our u14's side on finishing Division 3 as Champions

 

Manager:- Andy Noble

Coaches:- Giles "Stampy" Lawrence & Nathan Foster

Squad: Searaj Abuzoda, Daniel Bristow, Billy Campbell, Cai Coe, Reuben Cox, Mitchell Gorman, Rory Guille, Sam Halsall, Eliot Johnson, Rory MacLennan, Callum Noble, Harvey Oxford, Jack Richardson, Liam Taylor, James Tyers, Jack Wilson

 

 

Sunday 24th April

End Of Season Party

Photo's from the day are available HERE

 

Sunday 17th April

Bourne Red 3-5 Stamford u14's

Goals from Rory Guille (2), Jack Richardson, Searaj Abuzoda and a Liam Taylor enough for Stamford u14's to finish their Championship winning season with a win.

The lads (and parents!!) are looking forward to their End-Of-Season party at Borderville on 24th April....

Photos of the post match celebrations are available HERE

 

Under 14's visit St. George's Park

On the 6th of April the Stamford Young Daniels u14s visited St George's Park - The home of England football, where they had a guided tour of the "state of the art" facilities, and took part in a FA 2 hour training session.

Whilst there they got to see some of the England Ladies Team Training and the Nike Academy Cup, and games.

The boys all had a fantastic and memorable day - which they are all still talking about.

Special thanks to Stamford Royal British Legion for allowing the under 14s use of their mini bus and Kev Plant our driver for the day.

Photos of the day are available HERE and 4 videos are available HERE

 

Thursday 11th February 2016

Stamford donate shirts to Africa

Stamford AFC have handed over a set of old football shirts to Stamford couple Andrew and Moira Bell to donate to an African team.

The couple head off to Africa this week and will pass the kits over to a local football team.

Pictured are Mitchell Gorman (left) and Callum Noble (right) from the Stamford Under 14s side handing the kit over to Andrew and Moira.

More to follow when Andrew and Moira return

Sunday 13th December

Stamford u14's played on the 3g surface for the 1st time this season - and beat Riverside 4-1.

After the game, the parents and boys went upstairs into the function room at Borderville, having a raffle and everyone having fun.

Thanks to Andy and Stampy from all the boys.

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