Hessle edge out Spitfires to take over at the top
HESSLE Rangers beat Hessle Sporting Spitfires in the eagerly-anticipated first meeting of the season between the under-12s Myton League's top two.
Rangers were dealt a blow before the kick-off when top scorer Jake Foster was ruled out with a foot injury.
Albie Collier passed a late fitness test and started on the bench with Ryan Brusch.
An early chance for Rangers' Keane Lewis-Potter went over the bar, while Taylor Pearce was in fine form to snuff out any threat from the Spitfires.
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Jay Thornton, Tom Leslie and Corey laTouché held firm in defence for Rangers.
Taylor Smith, Cody Wilks, Keiron Juler and Adam Svenson-Robinson worked hard for each other which, with a solid defence, cancelled out any real clear chances from the Spitfires.
The strike force of Lewis-Potter, Jack Scottow and Jacob Edeson pounced on any half chances that came their way and Lewis-Potter had a couple of decent shots which were well saved by Josh Render, while Edeson's shot went just wide.
In the second half, Lewis-Potter shot just over before the Spitfires went up the other end and broke the deadlock when Daniel Thomson made no mistake from a rebound.
Rangers didn't panic and Edeson calmly stepped up and scored from the penalty spot to make it 1-1.
This gave Rangers the lift they needed and they began to get more possession.
A throw-in from Smith found Edeson who crossed and Lewis-Potter nipped in front of the keeper to slot home and finally get the goal he deserved.
Juler saw his shot just go over and not long after this chance Lewis-Potter found himself in space and another good shot flew just past the post.
A clearance from the back by Thornton seemed to slip through everyone and Lewis-Potter latched on to it and coolly slotted the ball past the advancing keeper to give Rangers a two-goal cushion at 3-1.
Spitfires kept plugging away but could not find a way through and Rangers held on to go back to the top of the table.
HULL Schools under-12s retained top spot in the Junior Star League with a 4-2 victory at South Nottinghamshire.
Hull's pressure paid off and they took the lead when Jacob Edeson passed to Keane Lewis-Potter to fire home.
Cody Wilks headed just wide, while Lewis-Potter and Jake Foster forced saves out of the keeper and Jack Scottow headed a corner into the keeper's arms.
Hull's reshaped defence held South Nottinghamshire at bay, with Tom Leslie and Corey La Touche showing that their tackling ability and reading of the game is second to none and Jay Thornton showing he can adapt to any position.
The hosts struck next after a run from the midfield led to a shot from the edge of the box.
The second half continued in a similar fashion to the first and Hull soon regained the lead. Kane Williams crossed for Wilks and the ball eventually fell to Cameron Davies who scored from inside the box.
South Nottinghamshire equalised with a shot from the edge of the box.
Tom Leslie cleared off the line but Hull began to take control, Kane Williams, Jacob Edeson and Joe Piercy all contributing in the middle of the park.
Lewis-Potter's shot was only parried by the keeper into the path of Davies, who scored his second.
Wilks played a brilliant through ball for Jake Foster, who used his pace and strength to run from the halfway line and calmly round the keeper and roll the ball into the net.