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Under 16 Red - Match centre

Burton Joyce Blue
Radcliffe Olympic Red
Unknown (8', 16', 17', 65', 79')
Full time
F Jackson (71')
Sat 10 Nov 14:00 - Notts Youth Football League - U16 Division One Saturday

The Sun Was Shining Rather Than Lady Luck


Radcliffe fell to a 5-1 defeat in a game that was much closer than the score line suggested today where the big moments just didn’t fall kindly.

A torrential downpour just before kick off and three weeks without football didn’t help Radcliffe today but they also didn’t help themselves in a frantic 9 minute spell early in the first half.

Burton Joyce were using the ball well from the KO and momentum was with them early with the slick surface making it tricky to defend. The sun was also really low and directly in Radcliffe’s eyes.

Credit to the opposition though, you have to make the most of the advantage and that they did. In a brief spell they scored three goals; the first from a corner, bundled home (8); the second a cross that drifted high and caught everyone out when it carried all the way into the top far corner (16); and a third from close range that pinballed around before being stabbed home (17). 3-0 and a mountain to climb.

Radcliffe knuckled down and kept working hard to create chances and they managed a few, a great piece of play ending with Josh Jones-Wilkinson one on one coming from the left with just the keeper to beat. His low drilled shot was on target but the keeper made a smart save with his legs.

The best Radcliffe chance came from a beautiful ball fizzed across to Morgan Roberts and his sweet left foot drive arrowed past the keeper but slammed into the bar!

Half time came and the next goal was going to be critical.

Radcliffe came out in the second half a much more organised unit with a determination to get back in the game. Unfortunately, the sun decided to go behind the clouds and the advantage we should have had was lost. Burton defended well and luck just wasn’t running for us with the final ball.

Burton Joyce had the ball in the net again on the hour but it was a blatant foul on Harvey Woodward and, to his credit, the referee consulted the linesman and disallowed the goal.

It was time for three up top and the change was causing Burton Joyce all sorts of problems, again though we just didn’t get the run of the ball and on the break Burton Joyce were able to net a fourth (65).

Radcliffe had never given up though and got their consolation from a great corner routine that saw Ollie Petchell drive.a low ball to the back post for Fin Jackson to sneak round the back and tuck home for 4-1 (71).

More chances and some really good football but Radcliffe just overstretched looking for the goal and this time Burton Joyce had an easy break that they didn’t miss for 5-1 (79).

Radcliffe were better than the scoreline suggested and definitely the second half performance should have seen a closer game but not to be. Great to see the lads working hard to the very end yet again and you can’t win them all I guess.

My man of the match was tough today but I’m going to give it to Jack Willis for his tireless performance in the centre and some great link up play too.

Jack Willis

Player of the Match

Jack Willis

Key moments

Goal Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
Goal Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
Goal Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
Goal Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
Goal Fin Jackson scores for Radcliffe Olympic Red
Goal Goal for Burton Joyce Blue


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80:00 Player of the Match
Jack Willis is awarded player of the match for Radcliffe Olympic Red
79:00 Goal 5 - 1
Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
71:00 Assist
Oliver Petchell makes an assist for Radcliffe Olympic Red
71:00 Goal 4 - 1
Fin Jackson scores for Radcliffe Olympic Red
65:00 Goal 4 - 0
Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
End of period 1
17:00 Goal 3 - 0
Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
16:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
8:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Burton Joyce Blue
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Burton Joyce Blue
  • Radcliffe Olympic Red
  • 0
  • Goal 8:00'
  • Goal 16:00'
  • Goal 17:00'
  • Goal 65:00'
  • Fin Jackson Goal 71:00'
  • Oliver Petchell Assist 71:00'
  • Goal 79:00'

Team selection

Woodward, Harvey Woodward, Harvey
Sadler, Jacob Sadler, Jacob
Martindale, Tom Martindale, Tom
Willis, Jack Willis, Jack
Fallon, Ethan Fallon, Ethan
Halstead, Will Halstead, Will
Petchell, Oliver Petchell, Oliver
Jackson, Fin Jackson, Fin
Jones-Wilkinson, Oliver Jones-Wilkinson, Oliver
Arrowsmith, George Arrowsmith, George
Jones-Wilkinson, Joshua Jones-Wilkinson, Joshua

League round up

Other U16 Division One Saturday results

Southwell City Sabres
Basford Utd


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford Utd 14 38
2. Burton Joyce Blue 14 25
3. Radcliffe Olympic Red 14 24
4. Beeston 14 23
5. Mansfield Town 14 23
6. Selston 14 14
7. Southwell City Sabres 14 7


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