Junior Round-up - 17/18 November

Latest Junior Roundup - compiled by Chris Daynes
A double header for the U8s with the Reds first against Woodbridge Blacks.
It was a hard game against organised opposition. Tobias had a fortunate tap in during the 1st half. This was followed up a few minutes later with a wonder strike by Ryan, finding top bins with a 15 yard free kick to go lead 2-0 at half time.  Woodbridge started the second half strongly and pulled one back but a great reaction saw Jacob confidently slot in a 3rd which was closely followed up by a right footed shot from Reuben to complete a 4-1 win.
The U8s Whites then took on Woodbridge Whites.
Sadly this match up was a little one sided toward the home side.  Woodbridge found themselves pinned in for the majority of the match and only had a couple of chances to break, but without success.  Felixstowe were 4-0 up at half time and continued their domination in the second half.  It finished 7-0.
Scorers were- Ethan 3, Oliver K 2, Ronnie 1, Marco 1.
The U9 reds went down 4-3 at home to Coplestonians Lions. Having started with some lovely passing and moving football for the opening 10 mins, the side went 2-0 up, both goals scored by Dawson Coldwell. Coplestonians are a well organised team and got a goal back just before half-time. A frustrating start to the second half allowed the away team to score two quick goals which meant the Seasiders had to chase the game. A lovely set piece made it 2-4 to the Lions, but Dawson add his third with a lovely drive followed by a top bins goal. MOTM Arthur Harrison, who worked hard in the center of the pitch pulling all the strings.
No joy for the U9 Whites against Coplestonians either, losing 5-1. It was a morning to forget for the boys as they struggled to reach the performance levels they have achieved so often this season. They went in at half time 3-0 down to a strong Cops side who knocked the ball around very nicely. An OG just after the restart gave the boys hope of a comeback, but despite a much improved performance second half, it just wasn’t to be. MOM Harley Todd, who worked tirelessly to try and carve out chances for the team.
Both the Under 10 Reds and Whites played away at Trimley Red Devils.
The Reds came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with goals from Keaton, George and Oakley.
The Whites also drew 3-3 with goals from Callum , Connor and Daniel.
Two tough games which were very competitive but played in the correct spirit.
U11 Reds went away to Sutton which is always a tough ask but the lads played some fantastic football and won 4-1. The coach commented “Really proud of them as this result has been coming for many weeks now with some great displays but not getting the results they deserved. They have all stuck at it, their heads have never dropped, they have listened and done all we have asked of them and as a result are really moving in the right direction”.
Goals came from Charlie Smith, Teddy McCarthy, Jake Durrant & Cameron Fosdike. MOTM went to Jesse Smith.
The Under 11 Whites fought back from 2 goals down to draw 2-2 against Brantham. It felt like one of those days with chance after chance being squandered.  A great run by Kameron resulted in a penalty for the Seasiders. An excellent save from the keeper proved to be in vain as Sam Ryan slotted home the rebound.  Reece Rose then equalised earning the man of the match award. Great game played in the right spirit.
The U12 Whites travelled to Bourne Vale to take on Ipswich Athletic and despite a delayed kick off with no referee present it wasn’t long before the Seasiders were 2-0 up in a much better performance than the previous week.
The second half continued with Felixstowe the better side but it took a while and hard battling by the boys to add a 3rd before making it 4-0 5 mins before the end.
The icing on the cake came with a fantastic penalty save from Charley Newman in the Seasiders goal to keep a clean sheet.
Scorers- Archie Dunne 3, Oscar Titheridge-Phillips 1
MOTM again was Callum Summers.
A fine 2-1 away win for the U13 Reds away to Kirton. It was a great response from the boys after last week's result. The game kicked off late due to referee availability but that didn’t prevent a really good game that led to congratulations by the referee and the opposition manager at the end of the game for the way the Seasiders played in a dominant, deserved victory.
Scorers were Alfie Mundy and Muzzy Hussain
The Under 14 Reds were in friendly action away at Chantry and lost 7-2 with only 10 players (9 in 2nd half). Despite the result the team showed great character and work rate all round.
MOM Charlie Gordon. Goal scored by O'Callaghan.
It was a classic grassroots derby at Stennetts with Trimley Red Devil’s and The Seasiders U14 Whites drawing 5-5. It was the best squad performance in a long time that had quality passing football, determination & fantastic team spirit from start to finish.
Goals from Filip, Dionne, Zac, Liam & Holly
On Sunday, Lady Luck didn't shine for our U12 girls over at Melford as they went down 1-0 in a Cup match. It was a spirited display as usual but surprisingly no end product, but the coach said he was still proud of them all as always. GOTM was Tulisha.
the U14 Girls were away to Coplestonians in the League Cup and came away losing 2-1 with missed opportunities and tearful girls. It was just one of those games when nothing went to plan.
In the Eastern Junior Alliance, at last a result that reflects their performance as the U15’s won 2-0 away at Walsham despite losing their main striker after 10 mins. To a man the boys stepped up their game from that point on and two first half goals from fellow striker Ethan Turner Wilson secured the points. Coach Craig was “Extremely proud of an extremely good and well fought win over the team sitting in 3rd place in the league”.
Compiled by Chris Daynes