Parkway Under 13’s shine again | Youth Round-up

Parkway Colts Under 13’s Colts shine again.

Saltash 0-4 Parkway Under 13’s Colts

In a limited weekend for Parkway youth, it was Joe Pulley’s Under 13’s that enjoyed a fine win against Rivals Saltash on away soil.

A delighted Pulley would state after the game: “The boys showed today what we are building and the quality this team has. We played free flowing football, always looking for teammates and keeping it simple but effective.”

He would go on to say: “The improvement we do need to make is our finishing. We should have won by far more goals today. In other tighter games, missing chances could cost us points. But that’s the only criticism I have today.”

In a game that was dominated by Parkway’s midfield three, the yellows were able to get it forward to the front men who enjoyed another fine morning. Rome would add another two goals to his tally for the season and Dennis was almost back amongst the goal has he also notched two on the day. But it would be King who ran the show, at times he was unplayable, and the opposition couldn’t even kick him at times. Parkway keeper Matt would begin his transition into an outfield role and enjoyed his first experience with a fine display, doing everything the manager asked of him. His replacement Archie between the sticks enjoyed a clean sheet on his debut and a notable mention on his kicking which will be a fantastic attribute throughout the season.

Marjon Youth 1 – 2 Parkway Under 11 Colts

Parkway under 11s came into this game off the back of 2 straight wins having started the season in fine fashion. Another Saturday and this time the Yellows travelled to Marjon Youth looking to make it four wins on the spin.

Parkway started brilliantly and created a few early chances and looked resolute in defence. The breakthrough came midway through the first half when Evan lobbed the keeper from 10 yards after a great through ball from midfield.

Not long after, a dubious penalty was given for an apparent trip in the box, The Marjon penalty taker would step up and put the ball wide of the left post. Parkway continued to be on the front foot for most of the half and 5 mins later they made it 2-0. A free kick was won on the touch line and a great in swinging cross from Jacob was met by defender William’s who turned it home at the back post for his first goal of the season. This spurred him on and within a few minutes had further chances to put Parkway further ahead. Riley would go close with a Free kick but a fine save by the Marjon keeper would see the Yellows go into the break with a 2-0 advantage.

With the rain and mist setting in the second half began. Parkway needed to defend well with Marjon resorting to playing the ball long at every opportunity, but the defence were equal to the task. Marjon did pull a goal back after a free kick would be deflected leaving the Parkway No.1 stranded but would soon be back making crucial saves as Marjon laid siege to the Parkway goal in the dying minutes. If Parkway’s first three games were convincing, this battling away 3 points would prove they also have the heart to battle for 3 points.

Torpoint 0 – Plymouth Parkway Under 18’s 18

Momentum continued for the U18s with a dazzling performance as Parkway hit 18 at Horson Field. It took only 10 minutes as the goals flowed for the remaining 80 minutes. Dylan Jones would take the headlines with a magnificent 8 goal return, while Charlie Castlehouse added to his goal tally of the season so far with a hat trick.

Colb Collier, Luca Tsninavas, Brandon Gavican-Lapthorn and Noah Maund all added to the scoreline, and Jacob Smith would also add to the scoreline and lay on 6 assists for his teammates, but the day belonged to Dylan Jones who spearheaded the attack with dynamism and composure, gaining plaudits from the opposition manager and bagging man of the match.

And finally, Parkway Under 16’s would continue their fine start to the season with an emphatic 3 points. Goals from Josh Bernard, Liam Blackwell, Rhys McShane (2) Finley Walker (3) and a five-goal performance from Rio Daley would see the Yellows record a 12-0 win over AFC Plympton.

Congratulations to all players, managers, coaches, volunteers and parents who ensured these games were played on the weekend.