Match of the week: BJFF U14 4 YMCA U14 11

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On a day when three quarters of the league programme was washed out, YMCA took full advantage to pile on the goals and secure three points in style.

Although YMCA took the lead in the opening moments, the hosts started brightly enough, soon equalising and creating more chances.

But once they had regained the lead, YMCA pulled clear at 4-1, then added further goals whenever their hosts pulled one back.

Leading 5-2 at half-time, YMCA had two players who bagged a brace in Spencer Baxendale and Adam Brooks, while their other scorers were Callum Muir, Fenn Breakell, Zac Pearson, Jake Molloy, Lewis Crawford, Harvey Shaw and Jeorge Coulthard.

Also scoring at the double was Caillum Berry for BJFF, whose other scorers were Oliver Moran and Louis Wilcox.

Left midfielder Berry scored with two excellent left-foot drives from the edge of the box.

The pick of the YMCA 11 were Pearson’s header from a corner and Brooks’ 25-yard blast.

Despite pre-match concerns that this game, like many others on Sunday, would not go ahead, the pitch held up remarkably well, despite the inevitable puddles in places.

With hindsight, BJFF boss Terry Jackson wishes his sides had joined the majority of clubs in being rained off. He said: “It was just a bad day at the office. It’s a tough league and we’ve been up and down, but we usually give YMCA a good game, so we let ourselves down on Sunday.”

In contrast, YMCA were delighted the fixture beat the elements and manager Duggie Smith said: “It’s a new team this season, with 10 or 11 new faces. We suffered some defeats early doors but we’ve worked hard in training and doing well.”