Impressive Parkway youth continue to shine

Three of the best from Parkway’s youth system on another excellent weekend for all age groups.

Plymouth Parkway Colts Under 11’s 4 – 1 Goals Soccer School

We begin the round up with Parkway Colts Under 11’s this week as they looked to continue their impressive start. The squad came out of the blocks quickly and had three shots on target in a matter of minutes as they set out their intention from the opening whistle.

Despite the strong start, Goals got a foothold in the game and Parkway had to show their metal in defence as they held firm with goalkeeper Jack pulling off a string of fine saves. As the game began to settle, a handball in the area by a Goals defender would give the Yellows an opportunity to take the lead from the spot. Alfie duly obliged from the spot and moments later, Kit would hit a superb effort into the top corner giving Parkway a tow goal advantage at the break.

After another strong start to the half, chances were created but not taken and Goals took advantage and reduced the deficit to one after Parkway conceded a penalty of their own.

The goal only seemed to spur Parkway on and moments later, the two-goal advantage was restored as Alfie scored the 3rd penalty of the afternoon. 3 would become 4 minutes later after a good move would see Maison find the bottom corner.

It would stay 4-1 as Parkway remained unbeaten this season and sit top of the pile after a superb start in the league.

YMCA 0-5 Plymouth Parkway Under 15’s

Parkway headed into Saturday’s fixture fresh off back-to-back wins having started the season with both tenacity and some fantastic teamwork.

The squad took a short trip to YMCA on a clear Saturday morning. Parkway started with a good deal of possession in the midfield with excellent play from Marley Krac, Jack Stevens, and Rio Daley. YMCA were very strong in the challenge and broke down many of the advancing moves from the Parkway team.  After several chances, Finley Walker found the net with a close range tap in after an excellent cross into the box.

YMCA continued to be strong in the midfield and any advance they made on the Parkway goal was thwarted by good defensive play. In the final minutes of the first half, Liam Blackwell attacked the YMCA goal and cleverly chipped the goalkeeper making it 2-0 at half time.

YMCA continued to apply pressure which brought about an excellent save by the Parkway keeper Finley, to keep the score line at 2-0.  The second half continued to be dominated in all areas of the pitch by a very strong and cohesive Parkway team with further goals from Josh Bernard and Finley Walker.

Parkway continued to press the opposition gaining one of many corners in the dying minutes of the game, enabling Cohen Newitt to finish from an excellent corner to complete an all-round individual performance which was recognised as man of the match by the opposition manager.

Parkway, have a break in fixtures now but will see more stern opposition in the following weeks.

Plymouth Parkway Under 11’s 4-1 Swift FC

Parkway’s first home fixture at Manadon would produce a deserved victory for a team brimming with confidence.  The hugely impressive Semas opened the scoring with a great touch and finish after just 3mins.

SWIFT offered plenty in the first half but were met by a resolute defence of Henry, Danon and Jack. The yellows played some nice football during the first half and moved the ball well creating several opportunities and maybe should have taken more of them as they went into the break with a one goal advantage.

It was soon 2-0, Semas again, this time from distance, shooting high into the net. SWIFT responded almost immediately and got a goal back, Parkway failing to defend a corner properly and Max in goal was given no chance. The keeper would go onto to produce several fine stops to keep the score at 2-1.

Subs were on and off for Parkway, but it was soon 3-1. The ever-impressive Elijah pouncing on a loose ball and instinctively lifting the ball over the opposing keeper. 4-1 killed the game effectively. Another wicked delivery from a Semas corner saw the SWIFT player turn into his own net.

The game was a great encounter with two good teams playing in the correct way, well officiated by the DJM official. Parkway U11s unbeaten start to the season continues and the team have found some great consistency and ways to win matches.

MOM went to centre forward Roman. He may not have got on the scoresheet but his work ethic and selfless running for the team was a focal point. He was unlucky with a couple of driving runs and had one piece of sublime skill late into the game that stood out! Great mornings work Roman!

Well done to the boys on another solid performance. They are becoming a very decent outfit and do so as the best of mates!

Plymouth Parkway Under 13’s 12-0 Hunters District

Parkway were looking at getting back to winning ways after their 1-1 Draw with YMCA.

It took Parkway just 1 Minute to open the scoring after Frankie Paolantonio broke away into the Hunters district area and slot the ball home past the Keeper. Three minutes later, Parkway doubled their lead from a through ball from Gabriel Headlam setting up Leo Orford to get his 1st of the day.

Parkway could have made it 3 in the 11th minute with an effort from Laiton Willsher with the ball going just inches wide of the post, 6 minutes later it was to be Laiton Willsher`s day as he slotted home with a great shot over the keepers head after picking up on a Max Brockman flick on from a Lohan Rice Corner in to the Hunters area, in the 18th minute it was to be the end of Frankie Paolantonio`s day as he was felled 2 minutes earlier from a challenge that was worthy of a penalty shout and he was replaced by Ernie Scott.

In the 21st minute Laiton Willsher doubled his tally when he pounced on to deflection from a Leo Orford Free kick, it took 9 minutes for Parkway to make it 5 when Leo Orford saw the keeper off his line and chipped him from the edge of the 25-yard box as Parkway went into the break 5 goals to the good.

Mark and Jordan made 3 changes at Half time with Charlie Isaac replacing Gabriel Headlam, Chase Hardy replacing Coby Large and Rio Reeves replacing Noah Hibbert, With the 2nd half underway, Parkway were given a free kick outside box, Leo Orford took the free kick that landed nicely in front of Max Brockman to slot it home to make it 6. It stayed that way until 15 minutes later when Coby Large who had just come back on saw the keeper off his line and chipped him from 25 yards out.

Ernie Scott the 1st half substitute was determined to get on the score sheet score and did so in the as he took on 3 players and slotted it home. Straight from the restart, Ernie was on the scoresheet again with a great shot to the right of the keeper, Ernie wrapped up his Hattrick with a shot from close range from a deflection off the keeper. Leo hit a sweet shot leaving the keeper with no chance of stopping it to make it 11, in the last minute of the game Parkway were given a penalty for a deliberate handball but it was missed due the opposition team jeering as Laiton stepped and took it, the ref then gave a retake and Laiton Willsher made no mistake sending the keeper the wrong way as Parkway hit a dozen.

Parkway next face Goals Soccer School at Chaucer way on 23rd October, 12:30 Kick Off in a top of the league clash


Orford 3

Wilsher 3 (1 Pen)

Scott 3



MOTM – Gideon Headlam

Plymouth Parkway Under 18’s 5-1 Elburton Villa Under 18’s

A more challenging contest took place this weekend at Bickleigh Barracks, which the U18’s were always expecting was going to happen. Inside 4 minutes a penalty had been awarded to Elburton Villa after Alfie White’s attempt to collect a low cross was spilled into the path of Joe Cook who handled the ball, picking up a booking and conceding the penalty. This was dispatched with confidence, echoing Elburton’s blistering start to the game.

However, after just two minutes, Jacob Smith coolly slotted home a left footed drive from the edge of the 18 yard area, levelling the game quickly. Elburton kept plugging away and could have grabbed one or two more within the first 25 mins of the game but for some fine goalkeeping and defence work by Parkway’s defensive unit. Parkway broke the stalemate in the 28th minute with an excellent header from Callum Bleasdale, and the yellow’s kicked on from there, Luca Tsianivas scoring the third shortly before half time.

The second half saw Parkway pull away with further goals from Dylan Jones and Darren Gopaul, with an exhausted Elburton still providing a spirited display. The scoreline flattered the hosts somewhat, but another 3 points came home, making it 4 wins from 4, with a 5 point gap opened up above Launceston in 2nd place.

MOTM: Jacob Smith

Next game: Sunday 17th October, Home vs. Chaddlewood Miners