Central Ajax Colts 0 – 6 Bilton Ajax U9’s Junior’s
Saturday 11th September 2010
After a pleasing start Bilton Ajax took the lead thanks to Ben Milne with a good run down the left and a shot into the bottom corner. A few minutes later Ben made it two with a powerful shot into the roof of the net. Central Ajax then started to get themselves into the flow of the game, but good goalkeeping from Shaun Tizor and superb defending by Lewis Jupp and Luke Nixon kept them out.
Chris Russell scored a quick brace with the second a neat side-step and a low drive past the keeper.Just before halftime Myles Martin scored with a clever cross/shot to make it five at the break.
In a scruffy second half Kenny Oakes won us a penalty after a break from midfield, unfortunately it was not converted.Shortly after some clever running by Jack Tittley got us a corner from which Lucy Bald scored the last goal of the game.
In a tightly contested encounter Ajax struggled to match the more experienced Leamington side. In early exchanges Ben Milne hit the post and in goal Shaun Tisor made some good saves. Ajax went one down after a goalmouth scramble and another straight from a goal kick. Kenny Oakes won the ball in midfield and passed to Ben who broke and scored with a firm shot. Leamington made it three at the break following a good save by the keeper.
After half time Ben scored again to keep us in the game, but three quick goals by Leamington ended the game as a contest. Chris Russell smashed home a late consolation to make it 3-6 at the end. The score line was flattering to Leamington as at no time were Ajax outplayed. A big thanks to all the players who showed good commitment throughout.
A very evenly matched contest for a large majority of the game Chris Russell opened the scoring with a great strike, only to be cancelled out by a deflection straight from a corner. Lewis Jupp played the captains roll marshalling the back line in another super display. Myles Martin covered every blade of grass with boundless energy providing crosses and shooting opportunities for himself and the team. Chris Russell smashed on into the top corner of the net, but again Khalsa equalised. Ben Milne beat the keeper at the near post and again Khalsa levelled it. A good display by the Juniors side growing in confidence
Man of the match - Chris Russell and Ben Milne. Voted for by the players
In an entertaining and enjoyable game Balsall were gifted two opening goals early on to make it an uphill struggle for the away side. Ajax struck back after a handball in the box.Ben Milne missed the resulting penalty kick but scored from the rebound. Both sides had a handful of chances and Balsall took one to go into the break at 3-1. In the second half Ajax got up a head of steam and some excellent running again by Myles Martin provided a through ball for Chris Russell to slot past the oncoming keeper. Myles then got himself on the score sheet with a superb strike from long distance into the top corner. Having got the score level Ajax went for the win but Balsall exposed the space left at the back and despite some good saves from Shaun Tisor they scored two more to seal the win. Well done to all the players in the junior squad.
A strangely one sided yet even encounter. Early pressure from Kenilworth brought some good saves from Shaun Tisor. A brilliant shot from Jack Tittley was well saved before a Kenilworth goal against the run of play. Ajax enjoyed lots of possession creating plenty of chances. Lewis Jupp had a shot saved after a poor clearance from a corner while Luke Nixon was excellent in defence. Half time 0-1. In the second half Chris Russell scored a magical goal into the top corner to bring Ajax level. From then on the Kenilworth goal was peppered with shots from Ben Milne and Myles Martin. Kenny Oakes and Lucy Bald made their tackles in the midfield, in an all-round excellent performance but the winning goal never came. Well done to all the players.
A thoroughly exciting mid table tie that was there for the taking for either team. Myles Martin opened the scoring early on and he was then on the goal line to clear a goal mouth scramble. Ben Milne scored the second after some good defensive play from Jack Tittley and Kenny Oakes.
Shaun Tisor made several good saves and was unlucky to be beaten for Warwick’s first. Chris Russell made it 3-1 after being on the pitch for 10 seconds as a sub. Warwick joined in with some good passing play and scored a couple themselves. Myles rattled the crossbar from a corner. The half time score reflected how even the two sides were at 3-3.
The first ten minutes of the second half started as the Ben Milne show. The captain lead from the front as Ajax camped in the Warwick half. Ben scored two goals to give him his hatrick and he followed that up with two more to make his total 5 and Ajax 7. Myles Martin smashed a free kick into the top corner for his second and Ajax’s eighth. Warwick’s heads refused to go down, as they got one back before Myles scored from a corner to give him his hatrick. Ben had a good shot well saved as did Lucy Bald. With the game thought to be won at 9-4 Ajax took their foot of the gas a little and Warwick enjoyed some space at the back and managed to score the last three goals of the game.
Well done to all the players from both sides. Excellent performance from a side starting to grow in confidence.
With two key players missing from the squad, Ajax were always going to struggle against the top of the table and unbeaten Wardens. Despite several good tackles from Captain Luke Nixon, goalkeeper Shaun Tisor was the busiest man on the pitch. Wardens raced to a 3-0 lead. Ajax managed to make a couple of chances through to the running of Chris Russell and by the time Ben Milne broke through and fired over the bar, Ajax were ten down. The second half started much the same as the first with Wardens scoring again. Ajax put plenty of effort in defensively and more good saves from Shaun kept the second half score to just 4.
A very even mid table battle played in the sunshine. Myles Martin opened the scoring from a free-kick which gave the Ajax side confidence to play some very good football. They pushed forward and had several corners from which the woodwork was struck and the keeper well worked. Unfortunately Lindsey broke away with a 2 on 1 against our keeper and equalised. Jack Tittley never missed a tackle in the midfield winning the ball and starting attacks.
In the second half Ajax were camped in the Lindsey half for long periods but could not beat the excellent keeping in the Lindsey goal. Norton Lindsey managed to sneak a cheeky goal against the run of play, but with the seconds ticking away Ben Milne cut in from the left and got a shot of and managed to finally beat the keeper at his near post to level the scores. A fantastic team display. Well done to all players.
A non-starter as a contest from early on as Wellesbourne scored 2 quick goals. Despite excellent saves from Shaun Tisor in goal the scoreboard kept ticking over. Even though the willing runners from midfield did create chances the Wellesbourne keeper was up to the job.
The second half was much the same, Chris Russell hit the post. Myles Martin displayed his usual running skills up the line, Jack Tittley had a chance from a corner but the ball just wouldn`t sit down for him. Ben Milne hit the side netting late on but for all the player’s efforts a consolation never came.
A cup tie played in good spirit against a team from a higher league. Despite numerous top saves from Shaun Tisor in the Ajax goal, Lindsey scored 3 goals that effectively killed the game as a contest. Kenny Oakes and Jack Tittley stood fast in the middle of the park making great tackles, disrupting the Lindsey flow. Myles Martin knocked in a rebound from an Ajax corner. But it wasn’t enough. Lindsey scored 2 more, and then Chris Russell put through his own goal for 6-1 at half time.
After conceding a goal from the penalty spot early in the second half Ajax started to play some football of their own. Lewis Jupp and Luke Nixon became spectators for a while. Ben Milne, Chris Russell and Myles Martin all had chances. Chris knocked in a corner to which Ben tried a cheeky flick and Lucy Bald lashed at the bouncing ball but it wouldn’t go in. Ben had a super glancing header from a corner but it went just wide. Just before the end Ben was tripped whilst through on goal and got up to convert the resulting penalty. Lindsey nicked another one right at the death to make it 9-2.
An excellent squad performance. Well done to all the players.
The first game back after a long break due to the weather, showed in a slow start for Bilton. With Central Ajax opening the scoring early on, Lucy Bald had a shot which looked suspiciously over the line but was not given. Bilton managed to string some passes together and were unlucky to go into the break 2 down.
In the second half Bilton began to show they hadn’t forgotten how to play football with some great running, passing and movement. Ben Milne scored two great goals to bring Bilton level. Lost in the joy of the goal celebrations of Ben, Central Ajax went 3-2 up before Myles Martin smashed home a free kick off the post for 3-3. Bilton had most of the possession and countless corners from one of which Myles got his second and Bilton's fourth. The plucky Central Ajax side kept going and equalised just before the end of what was a great game to observe. Well done to all the players.
A great game play in difficult conditions, Ajax started uphill against the wind. Top of the table Kenilworth took the lead with a decent goal and got lucky a short while later to make it 2-0. Ajax substitute Ben Milne lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box into the top corner after some great attacking play from Jack Tittley, Myles Martin and Chris Russell had forced a corner.
In the second half Ajax had the wind behind and the slight hill in their favour, Myles twisted and turned with two defenders around him and managed to get the ball across for Ben to smash home for 2-2. Kenilworth didn`t offer too much of a threat as Ajax had plenty of the ball. A poor goal kick went straight to Chris who returned the ball into the open goal to give Ajax the lead for the first time in the match. The joy of a great comeback was short lived as Kenilworth had a shot well saved by Shaun Tisor in the Ajax goal only for the rebound to be chipped into the opposite corner, virtually the last kick of the game. A brilliant effort by all the Ajax players.
A very even contest which flowed from end to end with plenty of chances at both ends. Captain Ben Milne opened the scoring with a shot into the top corner. Myles Martin followed that up with a goal straight from a corner. Kenilworth pulled one back to keep themselves in the game at a time when Ajax were having plenty of chances.
In the early exchanges of the second half the tie was evenly poised. Kenilworth scored first from an Ajax corner strangely enough! Kenilworth got the next as well to take the lead 3-2. After a good run by Ben he passed the ball to Lucy Bald who shot through a crowded area to find the net for 3-3. Shaun Tisor made some excellent saves in the Ajax goal, but a persistent Kenilworth striker picked up a rebound and knocked it in for 3-4. Ajax had a few chances before the end of the match but couldn’t find the net.
Excellent performances all over the pitch for Ajax.
The two Ajax sides meet again in a quarter-final clash. A great start from an always improving Bilton side lead to an early goal from Ben Milne, shortly followed by another from Lucy Bald. Throughout the first half there were some great tackles by Jack Tittley, some great saves from Shaun Tisor and shots coming from everywhere.
Half time 6-1
At the start of the second half Myles Martin completed his hat-trick and then was straight back on the ball with some good play with Ben. Central Ajax pulled one back but after that Shaun had nothing to do because of some superb defending by Luke Nixon and Lewis Jupp. Towards the end Ben scored two more to give him 4, Myles finished with 5,Chris Russell scored his second and Lucy completed an amazing hat-trick.
After the joy of last week’s goal fest Ajax came down to earth with a bump. Some great saves from Shaun Tisor in the Ajax goal and some good tackling by Lewis Jupp wasn’t enough to stop Irish scoring 3 by halftime.
In the second half Ajax got some possession going and set about trying to reduce the deficit. Charlie Miller had a great game on his debut, both in defence and attack but was unfortunate to score an own goal. Jack Tittley played the strikers roll very well and was rewarded for his persistence with Ajax’s and his first goal.
Abetter second half performance from the Ajax players.
A slow start for Ajax who were stunned by Hillmorton who raced to a four goal lead. Captain Kenny Oakes didn`t see much action up front due to the lack of Ajax possession. In a rare first half visit into the Hillmorton half, Lucy Bald managed a shot that went just wide.
Like last week the second half was more even. Ajax strung a few passes together; one of Myles Martin’s corners was headed by Ben Milne but straight at the keeper. Chris Russell and Charlie Miller worked hard in midfield as did Lewis Jupp and Luke Nixon in defence. Shaun Tisor was unlucky in the Ajax goal suffering from cold hands. Hillmorton scored two more before the end to win 8-0.
What a superb performance by the young Ajax side in its fledging year. Even though the score line was a bit flattering for Kenilworth they were more than matched by Ajax. Myles Martin got the consolation as he, Chris Russell and Captain Ben Milne covered most of the pitch for the duration. Lewis Jupp found out how tough it is for a goalkeeper in his first match between the sticks although he played very well. Jack Tittley, Lucy Bald and Luke Nixon all had good games and Shaun Tisor picked up the man of the match award for a good all round display.
A fantastic effort in the cup, let’s hope to take the effort into the rest of the league season.
A superb open flowing game, Colts had one player missing so it could have been a goal fest. For the first 10 minutes it looked like Ajax were a man down. When Ben Milne hit the post you got the feeling it wasn’t going to be our day. Chris Russell and Captain Myles Martin took turns to take the many corners Ajax had. The Colts goalkeeper had a brilliant game between the sticks, but Ben finally broke the deadlock lashing a first time shot in from another great cross from Myles. Ajax hung on to take the hard fought victory. Well done to all the players who made this a fantastic game to watch.
A minutes silence before the game in memory of Adrian Turner the former player, secretary and chairman of Bilton Ajax who sadly passed away earlier this week. Hillmorton took less than a minute to take the lead and although Ajax battled hard they were unlucky to go into the break 2 down. Hillmorton scored first again in the second half before a cross by Myles Martin was converted by Chris Russell. that was followed by a shot by Ben Milne that hit the post and Chris was on hand again to knock in the rebound. Back to 2-3 and game on as Ajax pushed forward but the Hillmorton keeper was on his game. A couple of freekicks before the end of the game flattered the scoreline in what was a fairly even match.
Performance of the season so far from Ajax. From the kickoff wave after wave of Ajax pressure on the Irish goal, but no breakthrough. Ajax were stunned silent when Irish took the lead against the run of play. Myles Martin, Captain Charlie Miller, and Chris Russell covered nearly every blade of grass in the hunt for the equaliser, which came just before the break after Ben Milne`s shot was deflected in. In the second half Irish who are still in the race to win the league needed to score which left spaces at the back for the Ajax midfield to exploit. Eventually Charlie won the ball in midfield and played a superb through ball to the feet of Myles who coolly slotted home for the winner with just minutes left. Superb performances all over the pitch from the Ajax squad
Another great team performance. From the off Ajax applied pressure and when the breakthrough came Charlie Miller was on hand to knock it in and Ajax were on their way. Captain Shaun Tisor in the Ajax goal made several great saves throughout the game to keep us in it. Ben Milne doubled the lead before halftime. Lewis Jupp had a great game marshalling the defence with Luke Nixon. Myles Martin got the third after some great running by the Ajax midfield. Lucy Bald played her part with some good passes and Chris Russell rounded off a great day with the fourth.
The narrow pitch at Bourton didn`t suit the Ajax game, having players that like to go wide. Ajax had plenty of chances during the match. Myles Martin hit the crossbar. Ben Milne had the ball in the net only for play to be brought back for a freekick. Bourton broke the deadlock just before half time. A change of formation in the second half gave space to the creative players and eventually Chris Russell raced on to a ball and cooly slotted into the far corner to tie the match. An open end to end game to go with a good team performance.
Ajax took a little while to get going in the heat and by the time Captain Chris Russell opened the Ajax account Kenilworth had scored 3. Shaun Tisor in the Ajax goal made several good saves while Lewis Jupp was exceptional in defence. Early in the second half Myles Martin found the net to give Ajax hope. A change of keeper at half time saw the unlucky Shaun put one through his own net, added with Kenilworth scoring two more. Myles, Chris and Ben Milne worked extremely hard up and down the pitch. Ben intercepted a Kenilworth corner and ran the length of the field before crossing for Chris to slot home for his second. Ben scored two of his own either side of another Kenilworth goal to make it 7-5 at the end. Despite the score line another great team performance.
A cracking game to end the season with. When Captain Ben Milne hit the post after just a few seconds you could be forgiven for thinking he might get the six goals he needed for the golden boot award. Warwick took the lead and more than played their part throughout the match. Ben scored Ajax`s first when a poor goal-kick went straight to him and he knocked it back into the empty net. Ben got his and Ajax`s second a few moments later as Ajax took control of the match. Charlie Miller was next on the score sheet with a couple before halftime. In the second half Myles Martin took a corner which Charlie smashed on the volley into the roof of the net for his hat trick. Myles completed the scoring with a well taken goal one on one with the keeper. A big thank you to Shaun Tisor for being asked to volunteer to be in goal this season. A great team performance again this week.