Ross Juniors Easter weekend games roundup
A roundup of the games played by Ross Juniors over the Easter Weekend.
Ross Juniors U11’s Colts
The u11 Colts were delighted to finally be playing again and made the short trip across to Toro’s in Hereford.
The boys started brilliantly, and Reagan at times was simply unplayable with his lung bursting runs and quick feet. Tom also proved a menace up front shouting some great chances for himself in the Toro’s box. Then out of nowhere Toro’s scored a stunning strike and then a second goal followed with an unfortunate mix up in the Ross box.
The second half saw Josh give Ross the goal they deserved, superbly finishing from a brilliant pass from Billy. A second for Josh quickly followed. The game then ebbed and flowed with Toro’s playing great football and being a menace in the counter attack.
Jack in goal for Ross was outstanding making several fantastic saves. Ross continued to press with Josh, Billy and Reagan causing many worries for the Toro’s defence. Toro’s keeper was great and the team continued to battle and finished a chance near the end.
It was a great game between two evenly matched teams on a superb pitch.
Ross Juniors U7 Boys
It was so good to be back on the pitch for the U7 boys team, run by Emily.
The boys had their second ever friendly against Broadwell and came away with a brilliant team performance.
There was some great saves from Alfie and Charlie in goal, and the boys all really got stuck in, tackling and passing to their team mates. There were also some cracking goals scored from Rhys, Hugo, Riley and Jai. Well done boys!
Ross Juniors U7’s
Luke and Andrew’s U7’s were back in action as they welcomed Broadwell U7’s to the Sports Centre in a friendly.
There were some great spells from both teams and the Broadwell keepers made some excellent saves.
In the end the constant pressure from Ross saw James score 7, Rui x 5, Freddie x 2 along with Harry, Jospeh and Alfie also getting on the scoresheet.
Ross rotated their keepers and all 3 (Sam, Vlad & Jasper) kept clean sheets.
Jay also played well in defence keeping the Broadwell attack at bay.
Man of the Match was James, who didn’t stop running all over the pitch and scored some superb goals.
Ross Juniors U10 Boys Colts
Ross Juniors U10 Boys Colts were delighted to be back in action.
A very tight and competitive game against Bartestree Colts was enjoyed by all. Bartestree started the game stronger and were only kept out by some good defending from Josh, Harry, Ethan and Mario. Corey also made three good saves in the first half. Deservedly Bartestree took the lead before the break with a well taken finish.
Bartestree doubled their lead soon after the re-start when Charlie was unlucky to see his excellent save finished on the rebound. Ross continued to push forward and Bobby, Zachary, Rhys and Ethan linked together well throughout the second half. Ross were rewarded when Rhys’s excellent cross was finished by Harry. Ross continued to attack but couldn’t find an equaliser.
Ross Juniors U10’s Boys
Ross Juniors U10’s boys were back in action after the latest lockdown as they entertained Cinderford side Puma for a friendly. Both sides took a while to get going, but eventually the chances came.
Tyron set up Timmy for Ross’ first goal, and then a great team move saw Jasper strike the Puma crossbar and Tyron knock in the rebound from a tight angle. Puma had their chances in the first half but couldn’t quite make them count.
Ross improved in the 2nd half and soon extended their lead thanks to a good run and finish from Jasper, before Puma went close. A long range effort from Euan struck the post before Euan found Tyron with a great pass and Tyron made no mistake. Ross finished strongly and a great run from Tyron saw him through on goal and instead of going for his hat-trick he unselfishly set up a tap in for Riley.
The game was played in a great spirit and both teams battled and competed well.
Ross Juniors U15’s
Ross Juniors under 15s travelled over to Ludlow for their first match back.
They had a player pull out in the warm up, which wasnt the best of starts, however when the match started things were looking up as Ludlow scored an own goal in the first 20 seconds.
The first half was closely fought with Ross coming in at half time 2-1 down after letting in a second goal right before half time.
Ludlow were looking stronger second half and started to create more chances, scoring 2 more goals. Ross then lost Tom to an injury leaving them with no more subs. Tye went on a good run working his way through the Ludlow defence and scored a great goal giving Ross a chance. However the Ross players were struggling with fitness towards the end and Ludlow scored another right before the end of the match winning 5-2.
Tough game to get back into it, but the boys were glad to be back and looking forward to the next match against Lads Club.
Ross Juniors U9’s Juniors
On Saturday Ross under 9’s Juniors made their long-awaited return to action, entertaining Ledbury at the Sports Centre.
From the off there were no signs of any rustiness, and the team had the upper hand the first half. Up front Ellis showed some intelligent hold-up play and Lucas looked impressive on his return from injury. Kane was having another energetic performance in midfield, and debutant Nicky made a great start to his Ross career.
Ross went in at the break well on top with Man of the Match, Louis, bagging a clinical first half hat-trick, and David cooly slotting in another. Max was commanding at the back and some great defending from Ioan and Riley in goal ensured any threat from Ledbury was soon sniffed out. Despite some good work from William on the wing Ross didn’t add to their first half total, and Ledbury got their reward for a spirited second half performance with a late goal.
All in all great to see the boys back in action and coaches, Ben and Ryan, will have been delighted with such a controlled and mature performance.