Wollaton Hall Yellows wins the U13’s Saturday Cup


The great success of young football players sponsored by MCS

Wollaton Hall Yellows U13 football team sponsored by Master Climate Solutions played in the Semi Final and Final of the Y.E.L Saturday football Cup. The team was stretched with only 12 players available due to injuries and commitments which kept 4 players unavailable for selection. Despite this, Jason Jones the manager had beaten the best of the Cup competition with a side that may have lacked players but never gave up and showed true fighting spirit with a touch of class in the final.

The semi-final kicked off at 1:30 on the 18th May against Southwell City Blue and it quickly became apparent that both teams were there to win, each having chances at goal but with some last second brave defending the score remained 0-0 right up to 2 minutes into the first half injury time when George Dickinson scrambled the ball over the line from a Ryan Whelan corner.

The second half was equally as well fought with both teams having chances but eventually the whistle sounded and Wollaton progressed to the final with a 1-0 win. Awaiting them in the final was Lowdham Colts who drew their semi-final so had to go to penalties, with some great penalties and a couple of good saves Lowdham won the shoot out 4-3.

The final kicked off shortly after 3pm with both sides committing well to the game and with Lowdham having the better chances. After a couple of early scares Wollaton Hall just seemed to click and started to play some of the best football they have produced all season. Jacob Cummings played out of his skin with touches on the ball that resembled a professional, in the midfield Ewan Jones and George Dickenson won just about everything and Ben Dowd in defence covered the back four and quite rightly won the man of the match award after the game.

The deadlock was eventually broken from a corner with a fantastic header from Ewan Jones, putting Wollaton 1-0 up, this seemed to be the catalyst that changed the whole Wollaton side with a new found confidence 3 more goals quickly followed with a brace from Keiron Clark and an overhead bicycle kick from George Dickenson. Now 4-0 up credit must be given to Lowdham as they did not give up and came at Wollaton working hard to get one back, a break away down the left wing from Lowdham gave them an opportunity, the ball was pushed forward into Wollatons half and Callum McWilliam playing as right back delivered a fierce sliding tackle that got the ball and sent the player in to the air, although initially injured both players continued in the game.

Finally the whistle sounded and although Wollaton won 4-0 against a side that they had drawn and lost to in the league the victory was well deserved.

Players of Wollaton Hall Yellows:
James Nason, Spencer Baker, Jan Waddington-Little, Ben Dowd, Callum McWilliam, Ryan Whelan, Ewan Lloyd Jones, George Dickenson, Alfie Orme, Kieron Clark, Jacon Cumming, Nathan Williams.