We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Louis Foxton on his Cricket success. Last season he played for Yorkshire and came 2nd in the Yorkshire U14 Batting Averages. Louis is batting at Scarborough in the photo attached. During the winter he will be following the Gold Pathway at Headingly. We wish Louis the very best and will continue to support him in his Cricket Carer.
Both the year 10 & 11 teams headed up to Wharfedale on Thursday night. For year 10 this was their first game since their outstanding victory and considering the slippery conditions they kept their composure and shone through again, when Wharfedale put in their best efforts they still came away with a draw. Year 11 were a team of 9 ladies they showed some great determination and skill, they gave a convincing game but struggled with the slippery floor. Great effort form both teams, lets hope they come to us next term so that we can come out with what should have been a win. Well done ladies. Photos please.
Today we played Borough Bridge for the first time. Both Year 7 & 8 games started off as an even match but things soon changed. Year 7 beat Borough bridge 6-3 for a well deserved victory in the second half. Year 8 continued to work hard but lost out in the last half. The girls coped well as we changed around positions, for some a new position all together. A great game played by all but a special mention goes to Megan for scoring 2 goals, Anna and Frances for their fabulous center pass tactics, Evelyn for her consistent talent and Molly for trying a new position as GK. We are looking forward to playing Borough Bridge again in February. Predictions please?
On Monday 18th November the year 7 football team got their first taste of inter school competition at St John Fishers school in Harrogate in an area 5 a side indoor tournament. Nidderdale were drawn in a tough group shared by the host school SJF, Rossett and Harrogate High.
The first game for Nidderdale was a defeat to SJF, but after a quick turn around, this was quickly forgotten in game 2 after goals from Adam Brown and Connor Duffus gave Nidd a 2-0 win over Harrogate High. The final game against group winners Rossett was maybe one game too far but there was great spirit shown from the team throughout!
Special mentions to the whole team needs to be said: Jack Kirk (c), Jack Mallinson, Josh McKittrick, Lucas Haneskog, Adam Brown, Connor Duffus, and Dan Harker.
This is the foundation point for year 7 football from which we need to build. There is at least another 2 fixtures for the year group before Christmas which will lead us into the new year hopefully in high spirits.
The year 8s first football fixture of the season was a tough one in the form of a cup match against the reining county champions Rossett. A big effort was needed for the newly assembled side which included a dedicated core of year 8 players, a few year 7’s and captain Toby Blunstone.
The game started off well with Nidderdale kicking off with the wind behind them. Nidderdale had a couple of early breaks with Neil Marsden and Josh Mckittrick linking well but found it hard to compete with a very well organised and disciplined side. Roesett had the majority of possession but Nidderdale managed to stay in touch with some brave defending from Jacob Wass, Joe Fearnley, Oliver Fryer and Jack Kirk, keeping the score down to 1-0 at half time. However, the second half was a different story with Nidderdale having to compete against a strengthening wind as well as a determined opposition. A number of early goals left too much for Nidderdale to do and it was just a matter of holding on until the final whistle. Although the score ended 7-0 the year 8 team showed not only a lot of heart and effort but some real potential for the future. If the team continues to show the dedication to improving as they have been showing over the last few weeks I believe there will be some better results in the very near future.
The Nidderdale U16 5-aside team consisting of Richard Ellis, Robert Furniss, Niall Bain, Tom Mann, Dom Ashfield and Edward Corps competed in the annual Nidderdale hosted 5-aside competition. Although only 5 teams entered the quality was certainly there with two teams from Harrogate Grammar and a team each from Rossett and St Aidan’s joining the team from Nidderdale. The Nidderdale team got off to a fantastic start with a convincing 5-1 win over Harrogate Grammar B clearly showing their intention for the competition but unfortunately faulted in their second game, narrowly losing out to St Aiden’s 2-1. Nidderdale then re-gathered their composure and pulled off another superb victory beating Rossett 3-1. Although Nidderdale couldn’t beat the Harrogate A’s, who finished on maximum points, they did enough to secure a very respectful second place. Congratulations to the team again for another great result, let’s hope this run of form continues on for the cup game which will be played after Christmas!
The year 11 Football team have continued their winning streak with a 4-2 victory over Wharfdale.
The conditions were much to be desired with the pitch being heavy under foot due to the recent wet weather. Nevertheless, Nidderdale started strongly with two well taken early goals from James Shuffley. Nidderdale continued to look in control throughout the remainder of the first half dominating the majority of the possession.
Nidderdale had a bright start to the second half another early goal, this time from Matthew Dignam finishing calmly from close range. This was followed by a superb finish into the side of the net by Richard Ellis taking the score to 4-0. Goals aside, the defensive line-up organised by Tom Man had to respond to some late pressure. Wharfdale continued to battle on as the light faded and were rewarded by two late goals slipping past an otherwise impressive Nial Bain in goal. However, that wasn’t enough from Wharfdale and overall it was another great performance from the Nidderdale under 16’s team. Confidence should be high going into next week’s indoor 5 aside tournament, good luck!