Six out of seven for Fishburn juniors

IT was a good weekend for Fishburn Park FC Juniors with six of their seven junior sides in winning mode.

In their first season at Fishburn, the under nines managed by Adam Bell and assisted by Shaun Finn, remain unbeaten in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance (TJFA) division three.

On Sunday, they had a comfortable win over Dormanstown Juniors at Eskdale School.

Likewise the under 11s in the TJFA division three and managed by thue experienced Jon Ward, had an emphatic 6-1 win at home to Redcar Athletic A .

This year, the under 16s have joined the TJFA division three and have made a promising start under the guidance of Tony Howard, assisted by the young Oliver Cooper, who has already made an impact.

On Sunday, he was in charge of the team that defeated Sedgefield 5-1 at home.

Another new junior Fishburn side are the under 10s, who have entered the Scarborough and District Minor League.

They are managed by Dave Carmody and coached by Phil Stabler.

On Sunday, they were away to Ayton Athletic and won 6-0.

Also in the Scarborough League are the under 13s, run by twin sisters Denise and Deborah Reddy. On Sunday, they had a close encounter with a team from Brompton, near Northallerton, in the North Riding County Cup, but still managed to win 3-2.

The under 15s have been a strong side for a number of years and have been consistently successful in winning cup competitions and league titles. They benefit from being managed by two very experienced and former Fishburn and Whitby Town FC players in Taddy Smith and Andy Smurthwaite.

On Sunday, they beat Richmond Town away 4-1 in the County Cup.

Another consistent side are the under 14s who have progressed under the supervision of Dave Pike, who this year is assisted by Paul Hewison.

They remain unbeaten in the Scarborough Minor League, but had the misfortune to lose 2-0 to a TJFA team (Cleveland Juniors) in the North Riding County Cup.

Fishburn Park FC remains indebted to Eskdale School and in particular, the PE department, for the support it receives in providing facilities throughout the season.

Each junior team attends a training session during the week and are well supported by parents and friends, especially on match days.

The club is anxious to provide those supporters with facilities as well, if sufficient funding can be found to develop the club house in the corner of the school field.