Under 13 Saints
About the Team!
Our Under 13 Saints are currently Great Bradfords longest serving team having been with the club since they were Under 7’s now entering their 7th year. In that time the team have flown high moving initially from Division 6 to Division 3 and battling well. Now at fully competitive level the team are looking to build on their hard work of previous seasons as they enter the 11-a-side pitch for the first time.
Game & Tournament Schedule
Saints V Hatfield Peverel Harriers
Sunday 19th January 2020
Dunmow United Panthers V Saints
Sunday 26th January 2020
Latest Team Report
Hatfield Peverel Harriers 0
Great Bradfords Saints 4
The run keeps on going! A first clean sheet of the season for the Saints saw them cement a place in the League Cup Semi Final for the first time. An incredible display sees this team absolutely deserve that spot!
The Saints were prepared for a tough match after going down 4-3 to Harriers in the Away League fixture in November. The first half came as we expected against the win thanks to the toss of the coin and with an onslaught from a speedy Harriers front line. The Saints held strong with excellent defensive displays from Full Backs Oliver and Sonny to keep the pacey forwards out. Kodi, Riley, Harry and Jamie standing firm in newer positions for each of them to keep the score at 0-0 for half time. The Saints had their chances in the first 35 but the defensive display was the story of the half.
Back to the centre to start the second half after a team talk that saw the lads spur each other on to get the job done. An excellent play through the middle saw a Bradfords attack on, Levi found himself with limited space just outside the Harriers box but tuned and got his shot away blind sighting the Blues keeper. 1-0 to the Saints with the wind in our favour but that did not stop Hatfield Peverel who continued to attack as we held strong with more defensive displays shining through. A corner to Bradfords saw us hope for a second for it to be put straight in from the dead ball by resident wonder goal scorer Cody Cropton Joyce! 2-0 and flying with confidence Ardy Shala was introduced only to score his first goal of the season within 30 seconds of arriving on the pitch after a fumble of feet in the box. Finally the game seemed comfortable for the Saints before one more break away down the right hand side for Brad saw him net another to add to his tally this season.
Excellent team display from the lads and outstanding performance to see Harley earn his first clean sheet of the season – the way he has been playing I wouldn’t be surprised to see many more! Oustanding from every player and we cannot ask for more! Same again this weekend as we meet Harriers for the final time this season in the reverse of the 4-3 defeat we suffered – let us right that wrong!
Kits and Sponsors
Lucky Lucky Lads!
The Under 13 Saints are very lucky to have the support of two incredible sponsors. It is down to the generosity of these two companies that the Saints look smart every week in the Red and Black stripes our founder coined for the club and the newer Blue and Black stripes of the away strip championed by our chair lady. We thank Phil Bibby Ltd and WR Autos for their generous donations and unwaivering support over the last 7 years.
Manager: Charlie Mills
Charlie has managed the Saints since they started playing for the club in 2012. He gained his Level One Coaching badge at the age of 16 and coached two teams before the Saints. He holds a Child Welfare Officer Club and won the Maureen Baker award for the club in 2016 for his work as the club secretary.
#04 (Co Vice Captain)
#11 (Co Vice Captain)
Saints Resources and Documents
Want to Join The Saints?
Team Manager – Charlie Mills: 07880499520
Team Secretary – Leah Sheridan: 07595315432