News and results for Saturday 20th October

Kestrels drew with Denton Youth Blues
Myles was again in the goals as Kestrels shared the honours with a technical and hard working Denton Youth team.
Having absorbed long periods of pressure, Kestrels made it to half time 1-1, Alex’s opening goal coming from a looping clearance from Nathan.
Kestrels had chances: Joe B’s strike to the far corner was kept out by the outstanding Denton keeper, and Haris was unlucky with an effort, the boys’ shooting just falling short.
Callum made another trademark save to ensure the teams were level at the interval.
The second half started tensely as Nathan and Ali were made to work hard at the back, with Keane covering in front. Defensive duties restricted Raquami and Wilson in their usual creative roles, but Wilson scored Kestrels’ second after he and Joe B put a direct attack together.
Denton equalised from a free kick drilled into the middle and then soon after took the lead straight from a corner. The boys rallied and reorganised with Haris in a more advanced role. After storming down the right and beating two, his low cross was directed by Myles into the far corner.
Raquami was then denied a winner by the keeper diving high to his right, and Kestrels managed to weather any further attacks as a disciplined Denton team continued to press for the deciding goal.
Coach comments:
A really dogged and determined performance from the Kestrels today against a very good team. Their heads held high coming back from 3-2 down to rescue a draw and nearly winning it. Big mention for MOTM Joe B whose relentless pressing and energy stood out.
Cheetham Hill red  beat Dynamos
A tough one for the boys today and they’ve now realised the quality of some of the teams they will be facing in the coming season. A very strong physically Cheetham hill side quickly went 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes.  The Dynamos sticking to the task  with some chances going forward but just could not find the back of the net. 3-0 Down and Dynamos win their first free kick and Neeko steps up and scores an absolute beauty. 3 more goals conceded due to some sloppy defending And later Michael and Elijah both finding the back of the net, Elijahs from another free kick. Lots of lessons learned this morning and a lot to work on in training . Motm went to Elijah for doing the business in goal then played a strong period in defence only to be a nuisance upfront in the final period and win and score his free kick.
Raiders lost to Walshaw Sports Club
Combination of strong opposition, and not really getting going the undoing of Raiders this morning. Despite Raiders taking an early lead, a neat finish from Ollie after a well worked passing sequence, Raiders were unable to take hold of this one, against a well organised Walshaw side, consistently good in possession, and creative going forward. Asa continues to impress for Raiders, and motm Tu’San finished off a solid performance with a well deserved second half goal. Too many Raiders not at their best today but we look forward to the away fixture when back to full strength.
Pumas beat Radcliffe Jets
A depleted Pumas continue a good run of results, albeit with not the most dazzling of performances. Frazer found himself unmarked to side foot in the opener, before Alex made it a well deserved two goal lead after dominating the early exchanges, but we wouldn’t be Pumas unless we made it slightly interesting, pressing for more, caught needlessly on the break, a neat finish from the Jets striker making it 2-1 at the break. A very determined and physical second half display from our visitors soon saw them draw level, before Alex fired Pumas back into the lead, with motm Isaac unlucky not to add to the lead with a handful of well struck chances well saved by an excellent Jets keeper. Jets poured on the pressure in a scrappy closing period but Pumas stood firm for the win.
Tigers lost to Middleton lads and girls club.