Raiders beat Stretford Victoria

A tremendous first half performance this morning, five super goals without reply making it three in three to start the season. Izu and Jackson took it in turns with super individual goals from the left side, Jackson’s first just about edging it, picking up the ball wide left, dropping inside two challenges before unleashing a fearsome strike into the top corner. Some good passing throughout but a messy surface of grass cuttings not great for slick football. Stretford much improved second half, a very fast number 9 giving Tyler a rare workout, and deserved a goal for all their endeavour. Raiders had the last word, Tyler to William to Ollie who picked out Izu arriving on cue to volley home a lovely team goal for a very classy hat trick. Well done Raiders, looking good 

Pumas beat Winton Wanderers

Comfortable in the end for Pumas but not before making it hard for themselves in the first twenty, three times taking the lead only to gift equalisers each time to Wanderers, the low sun certainly not helping Bobbies cause between the sticks. Good to see the boys adjusting well to the new format, and watching them learn new roles and responsibilities, and great to to see new partnerships forming, not least Rasan and Dayne who proved too hot to handle for the Wanderers defence at times – three between them today and well supported by Isaac, finding the net twice as Pumas eventually took charge of the game. Some good football in parts, and some electrifying pace going forward kept the parents entertained throughout. Well done Pumas, always entertaining

Lions beat Grove Athletic

A striker’s dreams for the Lions with lots of goals and a win.

Hawks lost to Moston Junior Blues

Bad day at the office we go again to next week

Kestrels drew with Moston Junior Blues

Kestrels endured a frustrating day against Moston Juniors Blues, coming from behind twice despite having by far the better of the game. Moston took the lead against the run of play early on. Kestrels had the lion’s share of possession but just lacked the final ball and finish. Dan’s smart free kick, drilled low into the corner, leveled the match before half time. Kestrels enjoyed more of the ball again in the second half, peppering the Moston goal, hitting the bar twice and trying a number of routes around the formidable Moston keeper. Moston resorted to balls over the top and used that tactic to snatch the lead before the end. Kestrels soon fought back as Moston looked to mess the game up with some barely legal challenges. Kestrels equalized with one of countless second half breaks: Joe B’s long range effort came back off the keeper for Raquami to tap into an open net.

Warriors, Raptors and Sapphires games were postponed