AFC Mansfield

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Young Bulls Review

The momentum appears to continue to build as we approach the final few weeks before Christmas.  Hopefully the first team can continue their progress in the FA Vase this weekend against Huntington Town from step 5 of the football pyramid.  This will be at tough test against a team who play 2 levels higher and have a far larger budget than ourselves.

However, this does not stop us attempting to beat our opponents.  I really do feel the same with the youth team can be said.  Even if some of the local footballing community believe we are the big chiefs we are not always.  This is certainly the case in the girls league with the might of Derby County backing their girls.  We have made a good start but this is a marathon not a sprint and is a project beyond this season.  It would be great in 5 or 10 seasons time to think that some of our first team had come through the youth ranks.  

Back to the young bulls and their success last weekend.  The under 10s made a large step to the league title with another win over Mansfield hosiery Mills for the second week in a row.  The boys won by 4 goals to one.  

The under 15 boys maintained their 100% record with a seven one with against Ashfield United. This now means played 9 won 9 with a goal difference of 65.  A truly incredible record.

The under 16's managed to make hard work out of their game on Sunday morning.  They went 3 up only to allow Wirksworth to come back into the game and score twice to set up a tight finish. This was made even trickier with a late sending off, but the lads held on to take all three points.  They now have only one more game prior to their Notts Cup Semi-Final in December.  

Finally, the ladies completed their tricky run of matches.  The girls lost 5 1 to Retford United on Sunday.  

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