We travelled to Baildon to face the in form league leaders who like us were 100% but had not conceeded a single goal. Playing up hill in the first half we started brightly creating chances and getting early hold of the midfield. This match was going to be a joy to watch as two evenly matched teams both played some great football and entertained the crowd. Luke with his new found confidence was strong and alert to thwart Baildon and with Rock Max taking no prisoners in front of him our tireless wingers, Oliver B & M and Callum attacked with vigour up and down the hill. The opening goal came from one such attack as Oliver Boltons box of tricks got him away from his defender , looked up and his early low cross was met by Bolan who got in front of his marker, his initial shot was well saved but he reacted quickest and slotted the rebound home from a tight angle. Both sides continued to attack and if Baildons final shot was as good as the approach play the score could easily of been level at the break.
Playing down hill in the second half really saw Bolans pace come to play as he ran time and time again at the Baildon defence turning defence to attack quickly and creating more chances. Dan and Joel were in charge of the midfield and helping out our determined defenders of Max, Matthew and Dylan.. the latter with a stunning strike as the ball came out from a corner making the keeper save well. The second goal came with a great solo run and delicate finish from Bolan. Still both teams continued to entertain, we held strong and were value for the win. great credit goes to Baildon, the boys , coaches and spectators who all contributed to a great game of football. Final score Baildon 0 – 2 Guiseley.
Sunday 21st October we entertained our Nemesis in Leeds Maccabi, never beaten them at under 8’s or 9’s. Our new home pitch at Crompark awaited us. An even start in the Autumn sunshine quickly turned sour for us as we became sloppy and lack lustre allowing Leeds to grow in confidence, both sides created chances but it was our visitors who bragged a deserved lead as we just did not put a challenge in. Some good footwork and pass from Joel found Oliver Meskill who finished well to equalize. If Luke had not been on top form this game could of been out of sight as he made countless saves and blocks to spare his usual solid defences blushes. We lost a bit of shape as Dan was caught in a tackle and had to come off for a while. Max and Joel worked hard in midfield and Callum and Oliver Bolton tried to create from the wings but it looked like it was not to be as chance and corner went begging anf again Luke kept us in the game.
Second half saw the 2 Olivers swap positions, however a scrappy start ended with Leeds retaking the lead. This at last woke us up and in a blink we had 3 goals in as many minutes to suddenly be 4-2 up. A deflected effort from Dan a stunner from the bright Callum and some teancious play from Joel following a rebound home. We started to really dominate now and play our usual style of football although Leeds never gave up but now Max and Dylan were on there game giving a Luke a quieter half. Matthew was enjoying his chance of playing wide right today and Callum was having his best game of the season on the left skipping past defenders at will. Mid way through the half Joel added his second and our 5th again being alert in the box to the loose ball. Oliver Meskill added his second following great work from Matthew who drive down his wing and hit a great shot which hit the far post, Oliver reacted quickly , turned and blasted home emphatically.. The last minute and Joel got his third and the best team goal as he drove home at the far post following great work on the left. A hard fought victory finished 7-2. Not our best, but a much improved second half performance.