Worcester City Youth’s Under 10 Girls enjoyed a day to remember on Saturday.
After playing their best football of the season so far with a great all-round defensive and attacking display against West Worcester in which they scored their most goals in a game, the girls spent their afternoon as mascots for the first team’s match versus Westfields.
Their older counterparts – the Under 18 Girls – also had a good day as they got the better of a seven-goal encounter at Pelsall Villa.
There was another great week for the Under 18s who continued their impressive form in the Midlands Floodlit Youth League with a fantastic 3-2 win in challenging circumstances and atrocious conditions at Lye Town. First team call-ups and their own defensive injuries meant Under 16s Zach Bowater, Tom Griffin, Ethan Sherwood, Tom Mills and Olly Berry were called into the fray, along with Under 17s, Jack Baker and Matty Patrick-Rivers, and none disappointed in torrential rain. Joe Clarke and Patrick-Rivers netting before Tom Allen capped a man-of-the-match performance with a stunning, 25-yard half-volley to win the contest.
On Saturday, a tremendous last-minute save from Ben Clay kept Millfield at bay as the Under 18s came from behind to earn a 2-1 friendly win with strikes by Griffin and Berry.
Closely-contested games for the Under 10s, 11s and 12s against Kettering, Alvechurch and Birmingham City – the latter proving to be a fantastic advert for youth football despite City succumbing to two late goals in a 3-2 thriller after Charlie Lannie and Jake Round had scored.
It was a similar story for the Under 15s and Under 13s who were both edged out by Kidderminster Harriers by 0-1 and 1-3 respectively.
Finally despite playing some great football, the Reserves exited the Worcestershire Junior Cup after an end-to-end clash with Malvern Town Reserves saw the visitors’ clinical finishing give them a 3-1 victory. Hassan Shah grabbed City’s goal.