Boys Team 1996
U17s - Match Report Update2
24/11/13 Hebden Bridge 2 Uppermill 7
Mill travelled across to Hebden Bridge to take on the unbeaten league leaders.
It wasn't a great start but after a nervy first five Mill proceeded to turn in arguably their best performance for a long time.
Mill raced into the lead with Dom Shaw laying on a great pass to open the scoring and then matching their opponents physically and playing the better football.
More goals followed and only a late goal in the half by the hosts put a dampener on things, 4-1 up at half time.
Mill waited for the backlash but again stood up physically and ended up scoring 3 more before an own goal gave Bridge a 2nd.
Mill won 7-2, goals from Milkovanovic 3, Newton 2 and Shaw 2.
Every goal was a cracker, Newton 2 Cantona like chips, Shaw a bullet free kick and Milovanovic's last a great dribble.
But this was a day when all 13 players were magnificent, physically and football wise and a fantastic win.
01/12/13 Linthwaite 2 Uppermill 5
A small, sloping pitch waited for Mill as they looked to build on last weeks win.
You could tell it would be a scrappy game but Mill started OK and should have been 4 up in first 15 minutes.
None of the chances were converted and a penalty missed before Mill failed to clear properly twice and conceded 2.
Injuries didn't help but Mill trailed 2-0 at half time when it should have been 7-2!
2nd half was different as Mill got the bit between their teeth and soon drew level as Milovanovic and Nicholls began to show their class.
Mill were soon level and then Linthwaite lost their cool and had a player sent off.
Mill then dominated and ran out comfortable 5-2 winners.
Goals from Nicholls 3 Milovanovic and Travis.
U17s - Match Report Update
13/10/2013 Lepton 4 Uppermill 1
On a rain lashed day Uppermill set off quite well and took the lead.
A Cunningham free kick found it's way over the defence and Matty Fletcher was on hand to bundle home.
Mill had several chances going downhill, all of which failed to find the target.
Mill could have had a penalty when the Lepton keeper came flying out only for the referee to give a drop ball after the collision.
Could have been called either way but the Lepton keeper had to be replaced injured.
After this Mill gave their worst performance of the season.
Again the first goal being crucial as slack play gave Lepton a corner.
Without a Mill player even jumping Lepton headed the equaliser.
We were still optimistic at half time but time and again not enough care with possession and passing was to prove costly.
Lost possession in midfield was ending up with the ball in the back of the Mill net.
It was just one of those days when the harder the lads tried the worse they got!
It wasn't through lack of effort, just a game to forget, eventually losing 4-1.
20/10/2013 Uppermill 1 Littletown 3
This was Mill's first game of the season at Churchill where they took on the League leaders.
An even first half saw Mill hold their own against a strong Littletown side.
Both teams playing well without really creating chances.
However a thrown in saw a Littletown player cut inside virtually unopposed to fire home.
Mill came back but conceded at a terrible time, as half time approached more weak defending saw Mill concede a second.
2nd half saw Milovanovic playing really well in midfield and Nicholls had chances, things just not going his way at moment.
Mill then got back in the game as a good move saw Haigh fire home to put Mill back in it.
Mill then conceded at another bad time when a great volley saw Littletown go 3-1 in front.
The referee, who had a good game, decided to award Littletown a penalty, though nobody on Churchill was convinced why.
Wilson made a great save and then Mill went up the other end for a corner.
Referee blew his whistle for a push but to everyone's surprise gave a free kick to Littletown, not a Mill penalty.
On the balance of play and finishing a fair result against a very good side but also a case of what if.
If Mill can perform like this consistently then things will start to go their way
U17s - round up
U17s match report update
Training: Wednesday 7pm @ Saddleworth Baths
League: Huddersfield League U17's Div 1