Date of Game
Apr 7th 2011
Wakefield U19s 1 Garforth Town
Wakefield's under 19 side beat
local rivals Garforth 1-0 at College Grove to keep alive their title
weather conditions were perfect for this 7.45 pm kick off. Both teams
started the game with intention but the first half proved difficult for
either team to get their systems of playing football to work. In fact the
first half provided few chances for the home team and less for the
With neither team scoring they went in at half time wondering what they
had to do to create chances.
The second half saw Wakefield return to the game in with a different
attitude and as the game progressed they got stronger. Then on sixty five
minutes a Wakefield player was brought down in Garforth Town's box. This
resulted in a penalty being awarded. Conor Glavin found the back of the
net to put Wakefield ahead.
Five minutes later Wakefield try as they may could not find the back of
the net after four shots from inside the box in as many seconds. Wakefield
had found their confidence and increased the tempo spraying the ball from
left to right and attacking the goal. Left winger Liam Schofield came
close to scoring on eighty minutes, but although Wakefield had dominated
play in the second half they did not increase the score.
Feb 10th 2011
Under 19s Beat Pontefract
Wakefield's Under 19 side
continued their good form with a solid 3-0 home victory against Pontefract
Thursday February 10th 7.45pm kick off at College Grove saw the under
nineteen’s take on a good team from Pontefract, who before the game were
above Wakefield in the league tale.
The game started well for both teams and Wakefield were unlucky not to go
one up with ten minutes of play gone, the ball beat the Pontefract keeper
but the liner had his flag up for offside.
Flowing football was being produced by both teams and it was a question of
who would score the first. But as the game went into the last fifteen
minutes of the first half Wakefield were well ahead on the play, but just
could not find the back of the net, having said that the Collieries keeper
made two saves in the first half that were top class. Then with ten
minutes to go Collieries could have had a penalty.
With the second half starting with the scores even at 0–0, Wakefield were
awarded a free kick, defender and captain Luke Danville headed across the
face of the goal and left winger Liam Schofield poached the first from the
far post ten minutes into the second half.
Liam Schofield started the move that gave centre forward James Kitson the
chance to score the second, he used his pace and put the ball past the
keeper taking the score to two nil.
Collieries did not give in making Wakefield work hard. But again the
Wakefield players went up a gear and put the pressure on in the last
twenty minutes, Collieries succumbed with five minutes to go, it was James
Kitson who received a pass from Carl Woodhead. Then using his pace and
balance rounded the keeper and netted his second.
Final score three nil to Wakefield with the managers man of the match
going to James Kitson.
Feb 3rd 2011
Under 19s Hold Leaders
Wakefield's under 19 side ruined Harrogate Railway's 100% record after
holding them to a 0-0 draw at College Grove.
Thursday 3rd of February was a dreadful night at College Grove as far as
the weather was concerned. But the spectators who turned out in the
swirling wind and rain were treated to a top class game of football.
Harrogate came to College Grove bearing the title of league leaders. They
were aware of the standard that the Wakefield side could produce and
Wakefield did produce as they expected.
From the kick off both sides got into their systems of play using short
and long ball passes to break down the defence of the respective team. Not
being afraid to let the ball go to the back line and build up the pressure
again was used by both teams to get into a position to score. The game was
being played at pace and on twenty minutes a corner from Wakefield found
Carl Woodhead whose header produced a top class save from the Harrogate
Not to be out done Wakefield’s keeper Ben Danby made a save diving to his
right and at full stretch he tipped the ball round the post ten minutes
With the half time score at 0–0 both sides went in for a well earned rest.
The second half started as the first finished, flowing football played at
pace with all players getting involved in the action. The end to end game
produced some more near misses from both teams and if it was not for a
brilliant performance by both keepers either side could have netted two or
In the last twenty minutes Wakefield applied the pressure and normally
they would nick an extra goal or two but Harrogate held them to a 0–0
The winners were the spectators. In the stand and in the club house they
were praising the efforts of the squads.
Jan 31st 2011
Under 19s Ease Through In Cup
Wakefield's under 19 side
breezed to a 7-0 victory against Field in their much delayed cup first
a long lay off due to the adverse weather the squad took some warming up
to get into their usual flowing game. Then with sixteen minutes of play
gone James Kitson hit a left foot volley that flew into the top right of
the opposition's net.
With their confidence building and keeping the ball low it was not long
before Wakefield were awarded a corner. The ball found the head of Carl
Woodhead who made the score 2-0 on thirty minutes.
Five minutes later Carl Woodhead was on hand to put a long throw into the
box for Jamie Shirtliff to net the third.
With Wakefield dominating the play it was not long before they were
awarded another corner that Liam Schofield floated in for Jamie Shirtliff
to increase his tally to two.
The spectators thought that that was it for the first half but with just
seconds remaining of the first half Conor Glavin made a solo run through
the defence and increased the score to 5-0 at half time.
The second half started as the first half finished with Wakefield in
charge and after five minutes Luke Danville showed his dominance in the
air once again, but this time in the attack scoring a fine header to make
the score 6-0 to the home side.
Field got back into the game and stopped the expected high scoring game
developing. Then a bad back pass to the Field keeper saw Carl Woodhead
intercept and score the seventh.
The under nineteen’s progress to the next round with this 7-0 win and face
a well drilled side from Pickering.
Sep 6th 2010
Aug 22nd 2010
Under 19s Draw at Handsworth
Wakefield Under 19s earned a
4-4 draw at home to Handsworth in their final pre season friendly.
conditions were good for this pre–season friendly. It gave a selection
of under eighteen and under nineteen year old squad members the chance
to blend as a single unit.
The score remained at 0-0 until the seventh minute when Carl Woodhead
converted a penalty, awarded to the home team for an infringement in the
box, to put Wakefield ahead 1-0.
With some good football being played by both teams, Handsworth were the
next to score from an attack down their left wing.
The scores were one each when the referee blew for half time.
Five minutes into the second half Handsworth were awarded a free kick
just outside Wakefield’s 18 yard box. The re-bound off the Wakefield
'keeper was put into the net making the score two one to Handsworth.
On fifty five minutes Handsworth scored again to make the score three
one to the visitors.
But Wakefield stepped up a gear and started to attack more. This
resulted in them being awarded a free kick some ten yards outside the
visitor’s eighteen yard box. The ball was floated in and a goal was
awarded to Wakefield after a goal mouth scramble.
On seventy five minutes and leading the visitors hit the back of the net
again to take the score to four two in their favour.
A through ball from the centre of the field found Carl Woodhead
who pulled the score back to four three in favour of the visitors.
With just a few minutes remaining Josh Adinal scored to equal the
scores at four goals each.
July 25th 2010
Under 19s Win In Opening
Wakefield Under 19s eventually
beat Bradford 7-2 as The Bears fitness was a big difference between the
two sides at the end.
The weather conditions were
good for this pre – season friendly. It gave a selection of under
eighteen and under nineteen year old squad members the chance to blend
as a single unit.
The score remained at 0-0 until the twenty fifth minute when Josh
Burgin put Wakefield ahead.
Ten minutes later Bradford scored to equal the scores. The first half
was played in good spirit with both teams playing some good football.
With half time approaching (thirty five minutes gone) Elliot Firth
side footed the ball past the Bradford keeper to make the score two one
to Wakefield after forty five minutes.
The second half started with a number of fresh legs for the Wakefield
side. But ten minutes into the second half Bradford were awarded a free
kick out on the left. The ball was hit home by the Bradford centre
forward to equal the scores two each.
The Wakefield side came back on the attack and this resulted in James
Kitson scoring his first on sixty minutes.
The next goal from Ryan Southward was the goal of the match, he
put the ball into the net after Wakefield took the ball on the half way
line, and some one touch football provided the striker with the
opportunity to finish off the move.
With the score at four two to Wakefield after eighty minutes of play,
Liam Schofield took a corner kick that floated across the goal area
until it hit the head of Adam Sparkes who headed it into the back
of the net.
On eighty five minutes and leading the visitors by five goals to two
Wakefield were awarded a free kick. Liam Schofield again drifted the
ball in to find the head of James Kitson to head into the net to
make the score six two to Wakefield.
The fitness of the Wakefield side had started to tell. Dami Omilabu used
his pace to lay the ball off onto the feet of James Kitson who
took his chance and scored for his hat trick.
With the final score seven two to Wakefield, the squad will be pleased
by their performances.