The year 11 football team managed to secure their place in the third round of the ESFA Cup by defeating Ripon Grammar School by 3-1 on Friday. After getting a bye from round 1, the Nidderdale team had a tricky away tie to contend with but showed an amazing display that was well organised, well committed and well enjoyed. Nidderdale took the lead about half way through the first half after Alex Vlahovic’s superb through ball was chased down by Niall Greenwood and put into the top of the net. Straight after half time Nidderdale doubled their lead after Tom Carling finished off from a couple of yards out and then a third was added after a superb turn and finish from Niall Greenwood. The only blip was an own goal which have the Grammar School a small chance of a come back but thanks to a great save round the post from Oliver Fryer and some disciplined defending, Nidderdale closed the game out 3-1. The third round ties will be published on 9th Nov.
The year 7 football team almost made it a perfect 2 from 2 at Ripon Grammar School in the first round of the ESFA Cup, however a single goal in the second half denied Nidderdale the chance to progress. It was a really tough game and Nidderdale had by far the better opportunities over the course of the match including a Chris Smith effort which just dribbled past the post moments from the end. Benji Howard commanded the game from the back and Landon Faber had a really tidy game in goal. Disappointing result as on another day, Nidderdale would win but it wasn’t to be.
Ripon Grammar 1-0 Nidderdale
Nidderdale’s year 10 football team got their first win this term when they came up against Outwood Academy in a friendly. The lads have done really well in PE this year and some of that quality really started to show in this game resulting in Nidderdale taking a 3-0 win, thanks to goals from Leon Gale and 2 from Josh Mckittrick. This is this year groups first full victory and after the game the boys were buzzing to get into the cup!
This is a fantastic achievement to the boys and shows the hard work they have put in during lessons and extra curricular, especially when the Outwood teacher had said they have 30 boys turning up to training (more than our whole year group of boys!)
Match report to follow….
There were some fantastic performances from Nidderdales team including captain Jack Kirk being superb at centre half, Will Bradley for being a great presence in the middle of the pitch and Josh Mckittrick for getting on the scoresheet.
The results went as follows:
Nidd 0-2 St John Fishers
Nidd 1-2 St Aidan’s
Nidd 0-2 King James’
Nidd 0-0 Harrogate High
How we didn’t win the last game is unbelievable the amount of chances that Nidd created and came the width of a post away from getting a draw with St Aidan’s in the last minute. Nidd finished 4th in the tournament a really good effort!