News and results for Saturday 8th December.

Kestrels drew withUppermill Whites
A classic game of two halves ended in an entertaining and, at times, tense draw on a cold and damp Belle Vue morning.
Uppermill’s two goals came from goal mouth mix ups midway through the first half: the first from a low shot deflected past Callum and the second an own goal from a corner as the ball ricocheted its way in.
Kestrels had had the bulk of possession and could’ve been three or four ahead before falling behind, with chances falling to Alex, Raquami, Wilson and Keane playing as the lone striker.
The second half was all Kestrels. Other than a chance coming back off the post, which could’ve made it 3-0, the boys hammered the Uppermill goal.
Duke, full of energy, made some nice runs down the left, and Dominik was constantly available up top. Myles, playing in a range of positions, was kept busy at the centre of the action.
Haris and Nathan, steadfast as always at the back, showed positional discipline allowing the third defender to progress forward.
For Kestrels’ first, Joe B drilled in a low cross from the right, which found man of the match Raquami waiting at the far post to reduce the arrears.
Uppermill’s keeper then produced half a dozen great saves to keep them one ahead. He could do nothing, though, about Kestrels’ equaliser, a floated corner headed in at the near post by the ever dangerous Wilson.
At this point, Kestrels had all the momentum but just couldn’t break through Uppermill’s stubborn five man defence to produce a winner.
Lions beat droylsden
Good win for boys this afternoon in the rain. The passing and the movement in the first ten minutes was great to see and this put the game to bed as we went 4-0 up. They got a goal back with a good finish just before half time. Second half and we started same again. Pressing from the front winning the ball high up the pitch. We created chance after chance and scored another 4 but I do think we should of had a good few more. There keeper made 5 good saves and we wasted a couple of chances also. Motm was between Jamie and dj as I thought both boys did well with and without the ball today in bad conditions. Dj took the trophy home as he has been playing well for a good few weeks now. Well done all boys as it wasn’t the best conditions today and they all still played with a smile on there faces
Dynamos lost to pennine reds
A tough game this morning for the Dynamos against a good strong pennine side. Dynamos just did not have their passing game on today resulting in giving the ball away far to easily resulting in going down 0-2 after the first 10 minutes. The game continued and got more frustrating to watch as the Dynamos passing improved but at the wrong times and across the back, everytime pennine would intercept and punish us goal after goal. Final period and Dynamos 0-6 down and finally a glimpse of usual Dynamo class moving the ball well putting Michael on goal to pull one back, and again 2 minutes later. A frustrating game for players and spectators and a massive learning curve for the boys. Time for our Christmas break then back to it in the new year.
Raiders 0 Milnrow 4
Grotty conditions and a similar result. Raiders had the better of the early exchanges, motm Tyler welcomed back in the heart of defence after a few weeks out, and Izu a handful as usual down the left side, but the boys just not able find a finish despite creating a number of good chances. It was nothing more than a speculative hit from distance that looped in which gifted Milnrow the lead, and despite having the majority of the first half possession, the boys found themselves two down at the break. Second period was scrappy, Milnrow unnecessarily physical, and with the shooting boots nowhere in sight for Raiders, including a missed penalty halfway through the second half, it was clearly not going to be their day. Some great football from Raiders this term, with some cracking results – sure to be more to come when the squad is back to full strength in the New Year. Happy Christmas Raiders!
Pumas beat Radcliffe Bulls
Two strong in-form teams battled this one out in challenging conditions at St Marys this morning. Alex, at the heart of everything for Pumas, along with the Radcliffe no9 going toe to toe in the centre of midfield, and quality across the pitch ensuring defensive duties on both sides couldn’t be ignored.
Some super early passing sequences from Pumas found Alex in space for a signature strike and the early lead. Both teams playing strong attacking football meant some great defending on display. 3-1 at the interval after a further strikes from Alex and Dayne.