Moorland Under 16’s
Fixtures and Results
For the first time, Moorland School has entered our U16 squad into the Lancashire, ISFA & ESFA Cup tournaments in 2017-2018. Mr Jackson and his coaching staff have a bright group to select from including talent from home and abroad. As in the other age groups, Moorland School has a nice blend of football talent from all over the World. We have boys from Hong Kong, China, Russia, Thailand, South Korea, USA, Spain, Kenya and Dubai to select from this year, along with a crop of local talent.
Results ISFA Shield (U16) 2017-2018
Round 1: Moorland School 4 Vs Westholme School 0
Round 2: Bootham School (York) 2 Vs Moorland School 1
Results ESFA Premier League Cup (U16) 2017-2018
Round 1: Westholme School 0 Vs Moorland School 2
Round 2: Clitheroe Royal Grammar School 2 Vs Moorland School 0
A very good performance from the team with the final score not reflecting the dominance of the team throughout the game. The boys had countless opportunities in the first half but a mixture of poor finishing and good goalkeeping meant that we only had a solitary goal from Luke to show for our efforts, until Daniel popped up with a great volleyed finish from an excellent corner kick in the final minute of the first half. We told the boys to keep pressing in the second half and to keep passing the ball and they got their just rewards when Luke followed up a wonderfully struck free kick from Daniel to slot home. Unfortunately we were not able to keep a clean sheet as a lapse in concentration allowed Westholme to have a free run on goal and finish nicely past Ethan. A good result and a good performance to build confidence for next weeks game at Oldham Grammar School.
Lancashire Cup (U16) 2017-2018
Round 1: Moorland School 4 Vs Morecambe High School 1
Round 2: Moorland School 1 Vs St.Christopher’s High School 4
This cup game handed us a draw against last year’s winners of the Lancashire Cup, Ormskirk High School. The boys started off on the front foot and took the game to Ormskirk, Mineyuki hit the post and Jordan hit the crossbar before Luke gave us a deserved lead with a neat finish from inside the box. We continued to create chances after the goal, passing the ball well and defending as a unit. Two minutes before half time a dubious free kick handed Ormskirk their equaliser with a well struck shot that flew past Ethan. The boys came off the pitch somewhat deflated but they were told to keep being positive in their play and to take confidence from a great first half showing. The team started off flat in the second half giving way possession too frequently and fell behind for the first time in the game through an individual mistake. We responded well getting back on the front foot, taking the game to Ormskirk and failing to create two glorious chances. As we pushed for an equaliser to take us into extra time Ormskirk hit us on the break to kill the game off. The boys trudged off the pitch deflated but they must take positives from the game as they did not deserve to lose this fixture against last year’s winners.
Lancashire Cup (U16)
Round 2: Moorland School Vs St Christopher’s High School
Monday 4th December 2017 (1.45pm KO)
@ Hyndburn Sports Centre
Awaiting Next Fixture Details