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Football: Handful of games go ahead in Flintshire Junior League despite pitches recovering from downpours

AS QUICKLY as they came, the waters receded, allowing some Queensferry Sports Flintshire Junior and Youth League games to go ahead at the weekend.

More could have been played as pitches weathered the torrential downpours and drained well, but early cancellations meant that most of the league programme was put off regardless.

But there was some action for the young footballers of Flintshire.

Ewloe Harriers entertained Holywell Juniors in the Under 12s Division but suffered an 8-2 loss.

Ethan Bennett struck twice after half time for the home side but it did not affect the outcome as Ewloe already trailed 4-0 after goals from Lewis Hill, Ryan Wilson-Jones, Mike Inkip and Jack Swinnerton.

Swinnerton went on to complete a brace and he was joined by Jordan Payne (2). Oliver Roberts was also on target for Holywell.

There was only one game in the U12s Challenge Cup too as Deeside Phoenix knocked out Hawker Jets 7-2 with four goals from Max Moore plus efforts from Lewis Hughes, Coel Lambert and William Mourant. The Jets’ resistance manifested in consolation goals for Cain Noble and Junior Scott.

The hardy Ysceifiog Wolves refused to allow the wet conditions to prevent them hunting for points in the U13s, but they met stiff competition in Shotton Steel. On any day scoring four at home would usually result in a victory, but even with Ben Williams, Kyle Jones, William Evans and Keian Davies on target, the Wolves lost 6-4.

The Steelmen lived up to their name and showed great strength as Kieran Jones, Mitchel Cresswell, Owen Evans, Ryan Jones (2) and Sam Edwards found the net.