On the evening of Friday 19th September, the Beeston Wanderers, played against the mighty Yorkshire Amateurs open age team at 11–a-side football at their ground.
Beeston Wanderers are an open age group of young people aged 14 to 19 years old; who live, train and play football for fun in South Leeds. They are so-named as they do not have their own ground and wander around Beeston playing football on any green space they can find.
Their Manager, Mazhar Khan organised this match to test how they would perform against an organized, well drilled team of players, from an established Club.
It was an evenly played match with the opposition’s average age of 26 years old, so they where older and more physical, but the Wanderers held their own having the agility and individual skill of young players. The opposition struggled to come to turns with this. The ref also made his mark with a number of controversial calls against the Wanderers, but this just spurred them on. The match ended Beeston Wanderers 4 – Yorkshire Amateurs 4. The man of the match was Chris, a defender who helped to prevent the opposition from scoring. The Beeston Wanderers enjoyed the game and can’t wait for their next match.
The team is made up of players whose families come from different corners of the world – Romania, Zimbabwe, Portugal and Pakistan. The lads have now become an integral part of the local community in South Leeds and with their love of the football means they fit right into team. There are two players to watch out for in the future, who are being scouted — Andres and Ronald who scored two goals each.
Their manager Mazhar is now looking for sponsorship, to pay for a club strip and rental for a pitch in Beeston, so they can train and enter the team in to a league.
For more infomation contact Mazhar on 07821 981582.