QPR stars kick off kids’ sessions

PUBLISHED: 16:54 27 October 2010

Launch of football scheme at Paddington Recreation; Young footballers listen to speeches from Councillors and QPR staff.; Copyright: Jonathan Goldberg

Launch of football scheme at Paddington Recreation; Young footballers listen to speeches from Councillors and QPR staff.; Copyright: Jonathan Goldberg

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QPR stars Lee Cook and Rob Hulse popped down to Paddington Recreation Ground to help launch Westminster Schools’ new development programme this week.

Rangers – along with Westminster Sports Unit and Nuffield Health – are supporting the schools’ programme, which provides weekly sessions for girls and boys, as well as a pan-disability open session each Friday.

Organisers are hoping the players’ visit will inspire Westminster’s under-11 squad this weekend, when they travel to Barking & Dagenham for a must-win game in the Crisp Shield first round.

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ST JOSEPH’S forward Ike Omodu scored twice as Brent under-11s overcame Luton 3-2 to secure their place in the second round of the Witney Cup.

Omodu gave Brent the lead after 15 minutes, collecting a superb pass from man of the match Dylan Hickman-Singh and finishing neatly.

Luton snatched the equaliser just before half-time and maintained their momentum after the break, but the Brent back four (Dean Toddington, Mickel Platt, Luke Horgan and Nick Constantinou) held firm.

Gradually, the visitors weathered the storm and edged back in front 12 minutes from time as Omodu won a corner and Hickman-Singh’s kick fell to Jordan Lee, who rifled in a first-time volley from the edge of the box.

Soon after, Platt’s crunching tackle set up a Brent counter-attack and Hickman-Singh supplied the crucial pass again as Omodu ran on to make it 3-1.

Luton pulled back a second goal three minutes from time, but it was not enough to deny Brent their place in the next round and a home tie against Newbury.

Brent squad: Oriakhi (St Joseph’s), Toddington (Malorees), Platt (St Andrews & St Francis), Horgan (St Mary Magdalen’s), Ledgister (Preston Park), Corcoran (Our Lady of Lourdes), Lee (St Andrew & St Francis), Hickman-Singh (Malorees), Marku (Park Lane), Constantinou (Byron Court), Omodu (St Joseph’s), Thompson-Davies (Northview), Gayle (Mount Stewart), Silva (Our Lady of Lourdes), McLeod (Fryent)

DEBUTANT Max Cassidy produced a crucial late save to seal victory for Gibbons Wreckers’ under-nines against the Harrow Soccer Sevens Division Four leaders Celtic.

Cassidy, along with his twin sister Daisy, was making his first appearance for the Wreckers, and the pair both began the game with a hard-working stint in midfield.

Max Cassidy took over from Imenor Oriakhi between the posts for the second period, while Oriakhi made an immediate impact in the outfield with a shot that the goalkeeper turned into his own net.

Celtic netted an equaliser, but good work from Imenor and Ehinor Oriakhi set up Sekani Melford to restore their advantage.

Celtic pressed as the game entered added time and a second goal seemed inevitable, but Cassidy dashed off his line to save.

WRECKERS’ under-10s produced a spirited second-half fightback to claim a deserved 4-1 victory at home to Greenford Celtic.

Celtic scored early, and,the Wreckers were unable to find an equaliser before half-time.

But after the break, goalkeeper Hugo Ferreira set up a counter-attack with Sameer Moosa, who set up Joe Cannon to make it 1-1.

The Wreckers seized control, forcing several saves from the Celtic goalkeeper, and went in front when Jack Gorman’s free-kick flew in like a rocket after a foul on Darnell White.

Moosa grabbed the Wreckers’ third goal, rounding two players to fire home after a superb move involving Geraldo Hysa, Jack Tesfamichael and Alfie Cassidy.

And the fourth followed when Tesfamichael won possession from the kick-off and combined with Cassidy to find Moosa, whose powerful effort sailed into the top corner.

RYAN Stokes scored his first Wreckers’ goal in only his second game for the club as the under-12s drew 2-2 at home to Princes Park.

And Wreckers’ under-11s were victorious as they beat Ruislip Town 3-1 at home, with Joshua Blaize Carr, Raymond Corcoran and Damian Lata all on target.

MAN of the match Courtney Austin hit four as AFC Wembley under-14s hammered Ruislip Town 11-1 in the Harrow Youth League Challenge Cup.

Kareem Wilson hit a double, while Amin Belaid, Nabeel Mohamed, Javari Hall, Sellasie Beckford and Taylor Heywood were also on target.

AFCW under-15s won 5-0 at Forest United, with Jordan Murray and Jahmai Samuels bagging braces, and Terrell Malcolm completing a scoreline matched by the under-12s against Springfield.

The under-11s doubled that margin, with Javin Dugan opening the scoring against Belmont before Lucas Kaine-Sinclair hit three and Rhys Clement netted four times in the second half. Jack Jennings scored twice to complete the 10-0 rout.

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