Crofton Gala

CROFTON GALA 

An early start for the squad again , this time for the visit to Crofton. After the previous weeks performances confidence is high in the teams that they can continue to excel in this type of football . The groups had some familiar teams in them and also fresh opposition .

Tornados

Wakefield FC 2  0 Billy Pert (2)

South Kirby  1 1 Billy Pert

South Elmsall 2 1 Ewan Broadbent , James Ferguson

Crofton  4 0 James Ferguson (2) , Billy Pert , Kieran Stephenson

Mavericks

Thornes  2 3 Luke Townend (2)

Crofton  9 0 James Higgins (5) , Luke Townend , William Kenworthy , Jarrod Oakes , Bailey Rawden

Ossett Town Lynx 2  1 James Higgins , William Kenworthy

Lynx 

Crofton 0  5 Jake Gledhill (2) , Owen Denning (2) , Richard Flood

Thornes 1 4 Richard Flood

Ossett Town Mavericks1 2 Owen Denning

So its repeat of last week , more great football played and a stack of goals scored sees the Tornados and Mavericks progress to the semi finals again – and meet each other AGAIN! . Another pulsating game takes place , Ewan Broadbent opens the scoring from the kick off only for Luke Townend to pounce and equalize . Great pace and skill from James Higgins puts the Mavericks ahead but almost immediately Ewan Broadbent latches on to a ball from Billy Pert to draw level at 2 v 2 . Both sides go for the win and either side could have won it but Luke Townend bursts from midfield to slot home the winner and give the Mavericks a deserved place in the final .

Waiting for them is South Kirby Knights , a fine side who looked impressive during the group stages but the Mavericks are flying now ! despite going a goal down early on they come roaring back with Luke Townend leading the way with 2 goals . South Kirby equalize again to set up a tense finish , but the 2nd half sees a really composed performance from the Mavericks , pace , skill and plenty of heart sees Luke Townend complete his hat-trick to give them the lead 3 -2 . As South Kirby push forward they are hit on the break as Luke Townend makes it 4 for the team and 4 for him ! The final whistle signals a deserved victory for the Mavericks as they take home the trophy to keep up the squads record in galas this summer !!

Well done to all the squad for there performances , great to coach and a pleasure to watch !!!!