All of the development sides scored three goals in an exciting day of action in the Midland Junior Premier League.
The under 12s maintained their unbeaten start of the season when they drew 3-3 at Walsall Phoenix. In a topsy turvey game the youngest Pics outfit took and early lead before conceding two goals in the final three minutes of the first half.
Not disheartened they dug in and not only equalised but took the lead only to find themselves pegged back once more with just minutes remaining.
The Under 12s are now one of only two undefeated teams at U12 level and host West Bromwich Albion Colts at Walsall Cricket Club next Saturday.
The Under 14s are now up to tenth in their division of 31 after an excellent 3-1 victory against Stafford Rangers at Shelfield Academy.
Goals from Oliver Mardenborough, Callum Gibson and Sam Watts gave the Pics a second successive victory which puts them in good heart ahead of their visit to Stourbridge next week. The Glassboys have a similar record to the Pics at U14 level having won three and lost two of their five games so far this season.
The Under 16s hosted Rostance Edwards and will be wishing that they played forty five minutes each way rather than forty at their home game at McKechnies Sports and Social Club in Aldridge.
The visitors notched three times before the break and once shortly afterwards before the young Pics rallied strongly. Ryan Nesbit setting the tone with a fine 25 shot to get the Pics on the scoresheet.
Romano Graham added a second to give Rushall even greater belief which became very apparent when Nesbit got his fourth of the season with ten minutes to go. Rushall piled forward but as they did so ran the real risk of being caught on the break. With penalty appeals and efforts flashing wide of the target it was an exciting finish but ultimately a frustrating one as the 16s could not find the equaliser.
Still lots of positives for the side who have ben together for only five games. They have a further strong challenge to meet when they host Shrewsbury Development Centre. But it is a challenge they can meet with confidence.
The Under 18s may have lost their 100% record yesterday but they know that a win next week against Lutterworth Athletic will see them top the Midland Junior Premier League.
Yesterday they travelled to Aylestone Park who also until yesterday had won every game and they came back from Leicestershire with a very creditable 3-3 draw thanks to goals from Callum Rudd, Christian Brisband and Connor Burns.
The 18s are presently second in the table and play the league leaders at Shelfield Academy next week.
Credit and congratulations to everyone associated with all of our Development Teams
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