Parkway Youth Round Up
6 - Parkway Colts 1 - Morley Rangers
Parkway Colts have been electric so far this season and proudly boast an unbeaten record. If there was one criticism, it would be the lethargic start to games that could derail their 100% record. That slow start would continue against Morley Rangers as the away team impressed in the opening exchanges and deservedly took the lead. This shocked Parkway into gear as the neat passing football returned and the equaliser would soon be found. Following another fine move, Jacob would find the net and put Parkway on level terms before Kit’s deflected effort would see the home side lead 2-1 at the break.
A controlled end to the half showed all of Parkway’s qualities as they kept a dangerous Morley at bay and controlled the tempo of the match and took their chances when they arrived. The half time team talk might have been “get an early goal and kill the game’ and Riley duly obliged. The winger would prove a handful throughout the second half as he put the game to bed with a fine strike and a perfect assist moments later for Kit to add his second and Parkway’s fourth.
Oscar and Evan would make the scoreline look flattering and a little harsh on a hard-working Morley Rangers side who on another day, might have doubled their early lead. Parkway’s slow start would continue but the quality and unity within the squad would ensure all three points and keep their 100% intact.
8 - Parkway 0 - Saltash
Development as a young football is not just what happens on the pitch, it’s also about respecting the beautiful game. Before the fixture, Saltash would travel with only 10 players and an early decision was made by Parkway manager Joe Pulley to only field 10 Parkway players. It was a touch of class by all involved with Parkway and a nod towards sportsmanship at its best.
The 10 men of Parkway would not only show sportsmanship, but they would also show quality as all three points were sealed before half time. Parkway would hit eight before the break as Dennis Daw produced a breath-taking hat trick, Kinsley Potter would add two and Harry Lomax and Rome Robertson both added their name to the scoresheet from a blistering half of football.
The second half would be a learning curve for both teams. With the 3 points sealed, Parkway used the half to try different patterns of play and ball retention. The 10 men of Saltash would pick themselves up and fight and graft on a heavy pitch and earned a 0-0 scoreline for the second half.
Despite Parkway collecting all three points, football would be the winner on the day and a timely reminder of how important sportsmanship is and the lessons the squad will learn in their football development.
Well played all.
4 - Parkway 0 - St Cleer and Liskeard
Parkway went into this game knowing that a win would take them top of the league,,and the result was never in doubt. From the first whistle Parkway dominated with St Cleer not recording 1 shot on target all game.
Parkway started quickly on an already heavy pitch but some good play down the right from Shay Millen who crossed to the far post was met by a lovely volley from Shay McCarthy. 10mins later McCarthy recorded his second of the game when a very rare long ball found its way to McCarthy who slotted past the on rushing goalkeeper.
Parkway continued to play nice football even with the pitch getting heavier, Millen charged down the keeper who spilled the ball at his feet for him to pass into an open net for Parkway to lead 3-0 going into the break.
A few changes at half time didn’t disrupt parkways flow with the good link up play on the right between Jude Randle and Oliver Coombe a constant threat, and their hard work paid off when Coombe finished in style a cross from Randle. This would be the last of the scoring and the 6th clean sheet from 8 league appearances.