YOUTH FOOTBALL: Towcester Town U15s went down 7-2 against Parklands Tigers in a hard-fought match.
Both teams had to deal with a very boggy pitch.
Towcester battled well up until midway through the first half when they conceded three goals in the space of five minutes.
Parklands went on to score two more in the first half, but Towcester did find a goal of their own through Callum Howard.
In the second half Towcester fought much better but conceded again midway through the half and moments later Parklands got another.
Towcester did not give up and carried on fighting and grabbed another goal this time through Macauley Copping.
>>Towcester Town U14 White were beaten 5-1 by Soccer Stars City.
Tows deservedly took the lead after 10 minutes when a well flighted free kick from Christian Loveless was finished at the far post by man of the match James Olejnik.
A similar pattern then returned with Towcester unable to convert several chances allowing the opposition back into the game.
Stars took a 2-1 half time lead and then scored three more in the second period to run out 5-1 winners.
One positive note was Towcester’s improved defending from set pieces.
>>Towcester Town U14 Green were trounced 9-0 by Kingsthorpe Jets.
A well organised Kingsthope team took advantage of their superior size and strength as well as their ability to cope with the conditions and swept aside a Towcester team who would have preferred to be at home.
>>Towcester Town U12 shared the honours 2-2 with Wootton St George.
An exciting game played by two equally matched teams. Towcester made the better start and took the lead through Will Orchard. Wootton equalised minutes later, but Orchard restored Towcester’s lead just before half-time. Wootton levelled midway through the second half and both teams had chances late on to win the game.
>>Towcester Town U11 drubbed Billing Utd Black 6-0 to run out comfortable winners.
Billing did their best and made it very difficult for Towcester after Jack Swales had given them an early lead. However, Towcester kept working hard and creating chances and were leading 3-0 by half time after fine strikes from man of the match Daniel Francis and Nathan Keen. Both these midfielders had excellent games.
Archie Lamb scored with another great finish before Swales scored again and a Billing defender scored an unlucky own goal.