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Fleet Youth Round-Up: Whites edge out Reds in battle of the U9s

PUBLISHED: 18:08 17 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 23 August 2010

FLEET U9s first match of the season was an internal affair as the Whites took on the Reds, reports Lisa Payne. In a fast-moving game, Zachary Garratt opened the scoring for the Reds with Luke Carey making it two soon after with a deadly accurate chip.

FLEET U9s' first match of the season was an internal affair as the Whites took on the Reds, reports Lisa Payne.

In a fast-moving game, Zachary Garratt opened the scoring for the Reds with Luke Carey making it two soon after with a deadly accurate chip.

Garratt added another early in the second half only for Grant Runter to claw one back for the Whites.

Jack Manktelow then restored the three-goal cushion, but a determined performance by the Whites saw them close the gap with goals from Samuel Miles and Harjit Samra to bring the score to 3-4.

The Whites' pressure was unrelenting and, with only a few minutes remaining, a goal-bound shot from the Whites found Carey making a crucial clearance off the line.

THE U10 Whites were completely dominant against Hayden Youth, but did not take their chances in front of goal and went into the break a goal behind. Fleet continued to press and were rewarded for their efforts when Jamie Day equalised in the 22nd minute.

EBBSFLEET U10 Reds were up against their old, Long Lane Lions, but were just found wanting in a closely fought encounter and they failed to pick up their first points of the season.

EBBSFLEET U11s came out clear winners against Beckenham Town in their first fixture of the season with two goals by Alex Fialho and one each for Mitch Liddle, George Jordan, Joe Harpley and Ben Francis.

THE U13s travelled to Ramsgate for their second run-out this term. The visitors enjoyed the majority of possession, but seemed nervous in front of goal and were unable to finish off a number of promising opportunities.

Ramsgate began to apply their own pressure and, from a corner, headed in the opener. The Fleet emerged with all guns blazing in the second period and Will Sims beat the goalkeeper from 18 yards.

This gave them a confidence boost and Sims added another to take the lead. Michael Hanley increased their advantage still further and then Josh Algar's sweetly struck left-footed strike from 20 yards completed a deserved triumph.

EBBSFLEET U14s put in a good performance at home to Hollands & Blair to secure a 2-1 victory; Conor Evans scoring twice.

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