PICTURES: Juniors football round-up

Pannal Ash U-9s achieved an historic victory in this year’s league cup final when they became the first and last holders of the Mathew Addyman Memorial Trophy.

Kirk Deighton Rangers U-18s were crowned Harrogate and District Junior Football League U-18s Champions on Sunday after Guiseley Yellow and Amaranth drew 3 – 3.

hsb  Action from the Area Schools Cup final.  (130516M5d)

hsb Action from the Area Schools Cup final. (130516M5d)

KDR’s U-13s completed their season with a tense win against Boroughbridge at Grange Park.

Pannal Sports Lions clinched the Harrogate and Wharefedale U-9s league title after a couple of hard fought games with KDR. Sports won their matches 3-0 and 6-0 against strong KDR sides. Pannal clinched the title Wetherby’s U-10s Martin House Friendly League team at last recorded their first win of the season on the last day of the campaign.

A thrilling 2-0 win over Boroughbridge saw the lads dancing for joy at their success. They have worked hard in training and matches all season and have come close to a win on more than one occasion, but until Saturday they had nothing

Knaresborough Celtic hosted the Harrogate & District Junior Football League U-12s end of season tournament on Saturday.

Attended by 15 teams from the leagues, Wigton Moor, Wetherby, Kirk Deighton and Knaresborough Celtic all reached the semi-finals. Celtic beat Kirk Deighton 2-0 in the final with goals from Tom Colley and Matthew Rochester, and fine performances from Ryan Lever, Josh Powell and Matthew Creasey.

King James’s School in Knaresborough finished the football season on a high after the school’s Year 11 boys won a tense and closely fought final on penalties against Harrogate Grammar School in the Harrogate and Craven Schools Area Cup.

Last weekend also saw Grange Park in full swing multi-sport wise with a touring rugby side on Saturday, junior cricket in action all day Sunday and Kirk Deighton Rangers Junior Football Club hosting not one but two gala days.

It was definitely a weekend of two halves for the young footballers.

Saturday brought the rain and Sunday the long awaited sunshine but the young hopefuls were not deterred.

On Saturday 32 teams from nine local schools entered the KDR Schools Cup in mixed and girls only competitions.

All Year Two entries played in a round robin competition and further honours went to St Edwards Girls (pictured here) and their Year 3/4 team.

An all Deighton Gates Year 5/6 final saw Luke Trower’s Yellows take the trophy from U18s team mate Rob Holliday’s Reds in an exciting finish to the day.