It was a largely positive set of results for the Academy this weekend, check out our round-up of the weekend’s action below.
In the Junior Premier League, the U12 side suffered a defeat at Birmingham City with Ethan Lloyd scoring a consolation goal. The U13 side beat Solihull with both Cameron Davies and Zach Johnston scoring hat-tricks, and Harrison Bentley scoring twice.
The U14 side beat Cheltenham Town with Joe Lloyd netting six alongside strikes from Sam Field and Mikaylan Naicker. Tom Rogers scored twice alongside a Nathan Weale strike as the U15 side suffered a narrow loss to Evesham.
In a friendly, the U16 side beat Alvechurch with Morgan Evans, Zak Morgan, Archie Muirhead, and Tom Hamilton netting the goals.
On Sunday the Women lost their unbeaten record, going down 2-1 to a much-changed Bartestree side from the one that played a friendly at Old School Lane in pre-season. Two early goals in damp conditions left Scott Russell’s side chasing the match and, although Roxana Dinescu pulled one back in the first half, there was no equaliser despite having the better of the second half.