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Thirsk Falcons U10s Clarets v Catterick Village Panthers U10s ...

4th May April, 2024.

A sunny bright morning greeted Thirsk away at Catterick Village on the green stuff - perhaps spring is almost here at last?!

The home team started strongly, pushing forward and testing the Clarets defence which held strong against an assault which started early on and was sustained throughout.

The Clarets put together smart passes but were not quite finding finishes before Catterick were straight back in at any chance, fielding some fast players who were more than used to the playing surface which for once in recent months hasn’t been a mud-bath!

Thirsk were battling well and playing together as a team, despite changes bringing confusion and resets demanding quick thinking and determination to persevere.

Thirsk were unlucky not to score a number of times, with a scramble in the box followed by a shot across goal before a corner nearly giving them the edge before the ball sailed back for end to end play before the half-time whistle blew - neither team ahead on the scoresheet.

Further changes by the home side came for the second half, with Thirsk also making substitutions.

The play was physical but Thirsk were holding their own, unlucky in some decisions, with their goalkeeper making excellent saves from the Catterick forwards.

The pressure increased when a penalty was given and Catterick edged ahead from the spot but Thirsk were straight back in with a well-deserved equalizer.

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