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Centre of Excellence

10 December 2012

Reports from Port Vale fixtures

Latics' under-16's were comfortable 4-0 winners at Port Vale where all the goals came in the opening period.

Emile Tansinda scored twice while Ben Hulme and Matty Williams also found the net.

The match was played on a 3G pitch.

THE under-15's were forced to battle from behind before beating Vale 3-1.

Latics dragged themselves back into the game through an Alex Read free kick to make it 1-1 at half time.

Brandon Quintino slotted home a shot to put Latics ahead and Dominic Williams headed a third goal to seal victory.

SIX players made their debuts for Latics' under-14's who beat Vale 2-1.

A trialist put Latics ahead, Vale equalised  and Niall Platt produced a good finish for the winner.

Latics could have won by a wider margin as James Beck hit the bar while Harry Fairhurst was denied by a great save.

LATICS' under-13's were aided by two own goals as they posted a 5-3 victory against Vale.

Latics fell behind in the opening quarter before two own goals gave them a 2-1 interval lead.

Luca Navarro scored in the third period to put Latics 3-2 ahead.

Vale made it 3-3 and a draw looked likely until Josh Burrows and Navarro scored in the last five minutes of the match to seal victory.

ALEX PANTER scored a first-quarter hat trick for the under-11's who lost 7-6 to Vale.

Panter gave Latics a 3-0 lead before Vale hit back with five unanswered goals in the second period.

Robert Watson (2) and Matt Knott also scored for Latics who might have won had the Vale keeper not made two great saves.

THE under-12's paid the price for a bad start as they were beaten 4-2 by Vale.

Latics found themselves 3-0 down after the opening quarter before they staged a spirited fightback.

Elliot Cooke, with an excellent chip, and Jahed Mohammed were the scorers for Latics who created enough chances to have levelled or even won the game.

THE under-10's played two five-versus-five matches against Vale.

They won the first one 11-10 with Niall Dolan scoring seven goals. Keaton Williamson and Joe Collins each scored two goals.

In the second game, Latics lost 10-6 with Liam Greenwood, Lewis Walsh and Ben Fox among the scorers.

THE under-nine's played a series of four-versus-four games against Vale in which there was some fabulous individual and team play.

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