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Keswick Blues 4 Castletown Atheletic 1
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:01

Keswick Blues continued their winning run by beating Castletown Atheletic in a very entertaining game of football.
This week the team had big boots to fill as they needed to compensate for Jules West's energetic work rate as Jules' job was to begin the match in the Keswick Blues goals . The manager was delighted to see every player did more than compensate and even saw a number of players come out of their shells with their best game of the season so far. Andrew Brown was outstanding up front linking play with Billy Carter Denton and Finn Turnbull. In midfield Will Bonington, despite being the smallest player on the pitch was described as a warrior by one of the watching parents as he battled to win the ball and then distribute it to the attacking players.
Jonny Watson and Rhys Foster were blocking every Castletown attack in the first half, reading the game really well to ensure they protected Jules in goal.
Midway through the first half Ollie Boyes made his debut up front and within minutes found himself running through on goal after Jules' goal kick found him in a space. With great composure and despite the oncoming goalkeeper rushing out to close him down he slotted the ball into the corner of the net to open the scoring for the Blues.
Oliver Larkin was now also involved in the action and made his presence known to the Castletown attackers with his strong tackling which helped build new attacks for the dynamic and committed Keswick team.
Keswick's second goal came after stand in first half Captain Finn Turnbull won a free kick on the edge of the box. With the Castletown team expecting a shot from Finn, instead he cleverly slid the ball across the edge of the box to the oncoming Billy who smashed the ball into the top corner to make the score 2-0 at half time.
The second half saw Rhys going in goals and the captains arm band being switched to the hard working Will in midfield. Eve Jenkinson and Euan Clark also took turns at the back working well with their fellow defenders to smother attacks. 
The third goal came after good work by Jules, who intercepted the ball on the left and slipped a pass through to Finn who was in the box; Finn controlled the ball and then with pin point accuracy found the back of the net to make it 3-0.
Jules then got his third assist of the game after finding Billy in space who in turn was one on one with the keeper and with great composure slipped the ball past the keeper and into the bottom corner.
Castletown managed to get a consolation goal before the end of the game to make the final score 4-1 to the Keswick Blues. Despite conceding Rhys had been outstanding in goals during the second half and made a number of great saves and in particular very brave dives at attackers feet. Combining this with his first half display in defence Rhys was awarded Man of the match although the team as a whole could all take great pride from one of their best displays of the season.

Penrith AFC Blues 5 v Keswick Blues 1
Monday, 11 March 2013 07:21

The Keswick Blues unbeaten run came to an end against the older Penrith AFC team on a cold and wintry day that even threw in a few snow showers.

The Blues battled against the wind for every ball in the first half and when they could, caught Penrith on the break which led to a tight fought encounter. From the three shots Penrith had, they scored two goals by half time but this score line did not reflect the run of play. The Blues did have their chances with attempts from Andrew Brown, Finn Turnbull and Jules West going close however the half ended with them being 2 nil down.

It was a difficult match for the Blues as decisions seemed to be going against them however Harrison Hayes pulled off some great saves to keep the Blues in the game. Andrew Brown (Man of the Match), Rhys Foster, Jonny Watson and Will Bonington all took it turns to stem the Penrith attacks. Billy Carter Denton created a number of chances up front but couldn't quite find the net.

Penrith eventually grabbed another goal but Jules pulled one back to make it 3-1 for the Blues after some slack defending by the older team. In extra time Penrith scored two quick fire goals and the match finished 5-1.


Keswick Blues are now looking forward to their quarter final cup game which will be played at home next Sunday, kick off 2pm against Cockermouth Lions. Please come and support the lads as they will not fail to entertain you!

Sunday 9th September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 08:26

Penrith AFC 1  v Keswick Blues 4

Keswick Blues playing in their first ever competitive league game kicked their season off with style beating Penrith AFC four goals to one. The score did not reflect the dominance of the Keswick team as it could have easily been double figures if it were not for an outstanding display from the Penrith keeper.

From the outset the team played energetic pass-and-move football, building play from the back through midfield and up to the attacking trio.

At the back Harrison Hays kept his concentration and when needed pulled off a couple of great saves. In defence Andrew Brown along with the ‘players and managers’ Man of the Match Rhys Foster and Oliver Larkins were an outstanding defensive unit, working together to close down attacks and then play the ball out of defence with great composure.

In the middle of the park Will Bonington’s decisive tackling and creative passing caught the eye of the FA’s press officer who commented that he was his personal man of the match.

Jules West (our Captain who led by example with his work rate) and Finn Turnbull terrorised the defenders creating chance after chance. Both wingers also worked incredibly hard tracking back to help defend. Jules created three assists and Finn scored a great goal after some wonderful pass-and-move football.

Up front Billy Carter Denton scored his first league hat-trick for the team which could have easily been double with a less in form keeper. A great display up front but Billy also worked hard for the team closing down the opposition defenders.

Watching the game (and kind enough to come and have a word with the lads) was the FA’s press officer who summed up Keswick Blues team display by saying, that was the best display of football he had seen from a ‘new’ Under 10’s team at the start of the season.

A wonderful team performance and a platform for us to try and build on for the season, however a tough game against an older Castletown team may bring us back down to earth with a bump!
Next match on Sunday 16th September at home, Keswick Blues v Castletown Kick off: 11.15am

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