Goal crazy U9s hit 17!


AFC Dronfield U9s returned to winning ways at Worksop Boys. In the first game there were outstanding performances from everyone with hat-tricks from William Dyson, Evan Lydon and Finlay Smith, two for Solomon Parkin, and a further one each from Josh Myers and Jay Nicholson.

Worksop got a consolation goal in the last minute, but it didn’t dampen AFC’s resounding win.

The second game was much closer with goals from Lewis Allen, James Taylor and two from Rowan Helm, giving the team a closer, but still creditable win, the final score, the highest tally of the season so far: Worksop Boys 4, AFC Dronfield 17.

After a month’s break, AFC Dronfield U8s got back into action with a tough game against a strong Wickersley Youth side.

The youngsters battled hard in freezing, wet and muddy conditions but only had Finlay Godbehere’s poacher’s goal to show for their efforts. Outstanding performers this week included Billy Waterfall, Samuel Hartley and Jasper Hill, who all gave 100 per cent.

AFC U12s took on neighbours, Eckington Boys, away. An underpowered U12s got better than was to be expected in terrible conditions, getting in front with a super header from Devrim Sacmacioglu, nodding in a Ross Martin corner, however the home side levelled just before the break, to make it all square at half time.

In the second half Eckington were piling on the pressure and could have gone ahead, AFC keeping them at bay by at times, sheer luck.

Eventually Eckington pulled ahead, only for AFC to counter with an Ed Marsden goal.

It seemed all over as Eckington snatched a winner in extra time, however the U12s still had some go, and a Jack Roy final goal bought home a point for the trip.

Final score: Eckington Boys 3, AFC Dronfield 3.