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Centre of Excellence

19 March 2013

Under-12's in seventh heaven

Latics under-12's dominated their Centre of Excellence match against Port Vale from start to finish eventually winning 7-1.

And what made it even more remarkable was their were seven different goalscorers - Sheldon Renshaw, Kai Hilton, Harry Quick, Adam Lomax, Tyrese Sinclair, John Shellien and Joe Crabtree.

Quick scored the goal of the game with a lob and he, together with Pawel Zuk and Matthew Laskey, were stand out performers. Goalkeeper Pauly Moriarty made two excellent saves

Latics produced some excellent passing, pressing and dribbling.

IT WAS a case of the late show for the under-11's who beat Port Vale 4-0.

Three of the goals came in the final quarter of the game through Matthew Knott (2) and Adam Barthram.

Jake Barnes  gave Latics the lead in the third quarter with coach Craig Large saying the most pleasing thing apart from the win was the desire to defend when they lost possession.

THE under-10's recorded a 2-1 victory against Port Vale.

Ben Fox gave Latics the lead, Vale equalised and the winner was an own goal from Louie Bull's cross.

Joe Collins was denied a third goal for Latics by a good save.

THE under-13's were held to a 1-1 draw by Port Vale.

Latics fell behind but equalised in the third quarter through Tommy Lent who scored from a corner.

Lent almost snatched victory moments later, also from a corner. This time Lent's effort was cleared off the line.

ALSO finishing 1-1 were the under-15's whose continuity was affected by having four trialists and two under-14's in their side.

Latics were 1-0 behind, but equalised through a goal from a trialist.

They were the better side in the second half, but failed to convert the chances they created.

THE under-nine's passed the ball well, looked positive and confident going forward in their small-sided games with Finn Spence their star performer. 

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