Category: Archived Youth News
Some good performances from the Youth today. Results as follows:
U9s lost 4-3 against Hampton & Richmond Boro
U10s lost 10-1 against Sutton Utd
U12s beat Whitton Wanderers 4-1
U13s lost 6-3 against Staines Town
U14s beat Twickenham Tigers 2-1
U16s drew 3-3 with Met Police
Well done to all our youngsters and managers. Keep up the great work!
Merton FC Youth Adults vs Nork Rangers FC Adults
Coaches/Managers and Dads match.
Venue : Banstead FC
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Time of Kick Off: 7.45.
As it is half term week kids are very welcome to come and watch and be involved in warm etc.
If you are interested in playing in this game please contact Neal Davison 07984495918
For those who are 3s players if more dad’s/coaches become available then you may have to make way but final squad will be agreed on Monday evening 23rd.
Kit will be supplied and will be £8 to play.
Our current Under 10s and Under 13s youth teams are looking for players to join the teams this season. If your son is currently looking to play Sunday youth football, please contact Steve Dewsbury our Youth section Secretary. Email address [email protected]
Merton FC models required
Gary Thompson, Under 10s Manager has a friend who works at Chase Barbers. They have a new stylist who is looking for models this Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd between 2.30pm and 6pm for a free haircut. Mention you play for Merton FC adult or youth to take advantage of this offer.
332 Kingston road
Contact Tony 07771 526472
The Youth followed the Seniors’ lead with some excellent results today too:
U9s lost 5-3 against Carshalton Athletic Whites
U10s drew 3-3 with Claygate Royals Foleys
U12s beat Lyne Cougars 2-1 in the Cup…
U13s lost 5-3 against CB Hounslow Greens
U14s beat Kingstonian Youth Colts 5-3
U16s beat Stoneleigh Athletic 4-1
Well done boys!
Youth results today
Our U9s and U10s are playing in very high divisions and lost today. Following a really succesful campaign last season as our U9s they have been promoted several divisions and are now and as U10s are in the second highest division which is an incredible effort by Gary and his team but they went down today against Claygate Royals whilst the U9s lost to Esher Wizards.
Our U12s won 7-2 against Rocks Lane Utd and the U14s beat Worcester Park Colts 7-2 The U16s drew 0-0 with KPR Scarlets. So some pretty good performances there.
Merton FC 1- 1 Woking Cougar Colts
Sunday saw the U10s first match of the season, a home warm up against our friends from Woking Cougar Colts.
Our first competitive action since June we was slow getting into the game dusting the cobwebs off and found ourselves a goal down at the break.
2nd half changes made, we came out meaning business and grabbed the equaliser fast. Our 2 new signings for this season linking up well, Cordell making a strong run into the box laying the ball off for Elliot to tap in from close range.
Woking weathered the following storm then chances came thick and fast at both ends with both keepers making important saves seeing the game end 1-1.
A good warm up game for both teams played in the right spirit and enjoyed by everyone.
Thanks to Mark for stepping up to ref and to Woking Cougar Colts for travelling down for the game.
Man of the match was awarded to Sam for a very strong goalkeeping performance.
Special note to grounds men: Please cut the grass it was ridiculous.
Epsom Falcon’s 5 aside under 8’s Tournament
Merton FC is investing in the future massively these days with a very strong youth team set up. The youngest of the new breed had the opportunity to claim a permanent place playing for Merton’s oldest armature club by representing the newly formed side in this 5 a side competition hosted in beautiful Kingswood.
Epsom Falcons had an impressive set up for this 20 team tournament with some very big names entering such as Corinthian Casuals, Metropolitan Police and of course Epsom themselves with 5 teams.
After only one training session 8 boys were selected to represent Merton at this group format tournament.
Merton found their selves in a very tough group drawn against Epsom falcon’s first team, Roundshaw, Esher and Epsom Falcons Reserves.
We were drawn to play the opening game on pitch two against Epsom Facon’s first team(Blues). The game started off against us due to having to shoot uphill but the boys were happy to just be playing. Epsom were by far the stronger of the two sides and taught us a hard lesson in ball possession and quality on the ball. They confidently knocked the ball around the pitch making our newbies work really hard for every kick. Work hard they did and put an impressive performance in against the team which lost marginally in the grand final. Epsom could only create half chances and needed a wind and hill assisted long shot and bounce over our goalkeeper to get the points in the dying minutes. An impressive first ever game for the boys who really worked hard. Looking back at the fact Epsom only won by one lucky goal, this first ever outing was incredibly impressive.
Game two was against a familiar side for some of the boys having to play against Roundshaw which included a number of players which had played on the same team this past season. The boys were really looking forward to this game as a friendly ‘grudge’ match and luckily got the rub of the green in shooting downhill for this one. The game was a very even affair with very few chances and in fairness Roundshaw did not deserve to lose. The goal came courtesy of a pre-worked corner routine which bounced around the box and big Joey Taffurelli (JT) finished solidly. Merton held out confidently and could have added another towards the end to seal the game. The boys were excited and proud of their efforts and their first ever win.
Game three was against an Esher side who looked very sharp but had been unable to find the net in their games thus far. We once again were shooting uphill so were up against it and an unfortunate slip left an open net for them to go 1 – 0 up. However the boys continued to try and play football and the absolute endless running of Lewis paid off with a fantastic solo effort of beating a few men and finishing with a cracking strike into the top corner.
The final group game was against the less experienced Epsom side but still very well drilled. Shooting downhill we had some half chances. We were caught high up the pitch and were punished on the break with a clinical finish which the goalkeeper could do nothing about.
With the group games finished we ended with a very respectable 4 points nipping into third place due to the head to head rules. This meant a 3rd position play off final on pitch one.
The final set up was slightly different with teams playing 7 minutes each way. This gave us the opportunity to play all the boys in two separate bursts. It was a great game against a really well drilled side who tried to play football. A dubious penalty was given in our favour and a future Merton legend Archie Baker-Haswell followed his Grandfather, dad and uncles footsteps and confidently stepped up and converted to bring home the silverware.
An impressive first outing for these budding footballers who despite the big gaps between games and coming up against some real quality players represented the club in professional fashion. An immensely enjoyable occasion which I am sure made the parents very proud.
An excellent start to what I am sure will be the future of Merton FC.
Carshalton – Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Needs Our Help!
We are looking for you to donate any Easter Eggs you can spare to give to the children in our local hospital over Easter. “put a big smile on their face this year”
Pls BRING ANY EXTRA EGGS YOU CAN SPARE TO FOOTBALL CLUB OVER NEXT 2 SATURDAYS AND LEAVE AT BAR – Max and Michael will be collecting.
Today’s results from the Youth, baked in gorgeous spring sunshine (and a marginally chilly breeze):
The U9s had a very impressive win over NPL Bulls 4-3
U11s lost 8-3 against Esher Colts
The U13s drew 2-2 with Rocks Lane Utd. A special guest appearance from none other than Nick Clegg on the touchline, whose son was playing for Rocks Lane
The U14s kept up their good run, beating Old Isleworthians 14-0
The U15s lost 3-1 against Whitton Wanderers
Great stuff again boys, let’s finish the season strong!