Saturday, July 20, 2019


In August 2018 the season started in bright sunshine, here with our new girls trying football for the first time!
We also ran our popular Summer camp too.
Our U18s got on their Rainbow Laces in support of LGBT Day

 Our U12 Tigers Team started to take shape.

 Some of our boys were winning galas, or is that new new boy band?
Fundraising was in full swing with even Santa helping raise money for the new pitches
Mid winter, but the girls are still smiling at the Girls Gala at Harrogate Town
Our U18's played Bradford City and after several attempts earned a worthy draw!
Our boys continued success and more importantly fun in league matches and galas
Annual trip to Wembley was awesome yet again! Well done Wayne!
Now that is how to arrive at training! Special treat! Wow!

Another spectacular season, thanks to all our children, parents, coaches, committee, sponsors and partners.


Friday, July 19, 2019


In the last 12 months we have seen our pitches at last come to fruition. We moved mountains to make it happen. Twenty four thousand tonnes of soil, brought in by our good friends at HACS. An engineering design created by STRI and approved by everyone from HBC, NYCC, Scotton Parish Council and many more!. Funded by amazing fundraising from everyone in the club and of course a grant from the Football Foundation, developed with West Riding County FA. With the base in place Cleveland Land Services have built the pitches and developed them in to incredible community facilities, which will benefit generations for years to come.
We took a former household tip site and made it in to something special.

Opening day Sunday 15th September 2019. Formal handover Saturday 2nd November 2019.  

Layers and layers of soil, quality checked at each stage, building up the base to ensure on completion there are no dips or subsidence.
Edging off to integrate the base in to the existing space and developing the carpark

Drains going in and a race against time!

If we dont get the seed in now, then the we wont be on the pitch until 2020!

Winters coming, but the draimage works perfectly as planned! Those guys at STRI and Cleveland Land services knew what they were doing.
 Its still really wet, but here comes the grass. Planted just before Winter sets in and in view in November 18

By June its looking really good! and with 5 months more TLC its going to be amazing. Cant wait to get the games on!!

Thursday, November 01, 2018


Its Scotton Bonfire night on Monday 5th November at Scotton Cricket Club and entry is free! .

(Scotton once being the home of Guy Fawkes we dont burn a Guy!)

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30 pm followed by an amazing firework display organised by the Cricket Club.

Scorchers will be serving Huttons Pies, Sausage Rolls, Mushy Peas and Homemade Soup, we will also have veggie pies from Thomas the Baker.

There will also be a licenced bar, including mulled wine.

Parking -  
If you live in the village please walk to the cricket club,
There is no parking at the cricket club
Please park in either the overflow car park or at Percy Fields

Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there for what is always a fantastic night.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


The Scorchers start training again on Saturday 18th August 9.30am for all squads at Percy Field Scotton.

Saturday 25th August its the same again with all squads training from 9.30am at Percy Field Scotton

All players to wear shin pads and bring a drink.

Need new boots? Try our free boot bank before buying new, we may have your size.

See you Saturday  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Development over winning

Please take time to watch this short film clip explaining why development first will always be better in the long term over winning in the short term:

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Bonfire Night - Sunday 5th November

Its Scotton Bonfire night Sunday 5th November at Scotton Cricket Club
(Scotton, once being the home of Guy Fawkes, we don’t burn a Guy!)

Bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm
Firework display at 7pm
We will be serving Huttons Pies, Sausage Rolls, Mushy Peas, and Homemade Soup, we also have Veggie Pasties from Thomas the Baker.
There is a licensed bar, including mulled wine.
Parking -
If you live in the village please walk to the cricket club, 
There is no parking at the cricket club
If travelling please park in either the overflow car park or at Percy Field
Hope to see you there.

Friday, September 29, 2017

U11's Start Season In Style

Match Report
CYGFL U11s Girls Development League
 Poppleton JFC v Scotton Scorchers JFC
Saturday 16th September 2016

Well here it is! The first match report of the season, with the Scotton Scorchers U11s Girls playing their very first match in a formal league.

Due to low numbers available to Poppleton, who kindly rescheduled the fixture to their ground, Scotton U11s girls squad were able to attend two fixtures today – the U11s at Poppleton and the U10s at HDGFL Gala in Boroughbridge.

And so to Poppleton – the Scorchers girls arrived in a happy mood, excitement of playing their first league fixture. It was a cool, typical autumnal morning, the sun trying to shine through, with the odd shower - but this was not to deter the Scorchers girls.
After a good warm-up with Martin, the girls in our famous black/red stripes gathered for a brief team talk with Wayne.....his last comment to them.... ‘Go and enjoy it girls!!’
Unfortunately, Wayne had to be the man in the middle, so Martin ensured the team were ready for kick off and raring to go!
In the first half, Seren lead the attack, with Kate in midfield and Eleanor and Katherine at the back with the ever reliable safe hands in goal....Jeorgia!

The Scorchers started well, taking control of the game. Lots of good passing between the team, with great runs forward from Kate and Seren. Numerous times, the Scorchers girls got beyond the Poppleton defence, but their keeper seemed to be the one to beat.
However, finally a breakthrough.. Some great passing before a quick run forward from Florence, finding Seren ... goal 1-0 to Scotton.
This didn’t deter Poppleton, who had some great runs forward also, using the pitch and testing the Scorchers defence and Jeorgia...! But, this seemed to spur the girls in red and black on... another great passing move started by Elenor, and finished by Eleanor interchanging with Florence (Seren who had now switched to defense)...2-0 to Scotton.
Another great move followed, a surging run forward by Seren, who beat the Poppleton keeper... 3-0 to Scotton.
Again, from the kick-off, Poppleton pushed forward again but the efforts were comfortably saved by Jeorgia.
Katherine and Eleanor were working well together at the back, and Seren and Florence were making some great attacking runs towards the Poppleton area.
A great start by Scotton. Let’s not forget though, Poppleton were not out of this match, making great runs forward but our ever reliable GK – Jeorgia, coping well with every shot coming her way.
Half Time...3-0 to Scotton!!
So the second half line up – Evie in goal, with Ella and Madeline in defence, Kate and Lily B doing the dual midfield/attack roles.
It was a great start by the Scorchers, a surging run from defence by Madeline, a run that nearly paid off with a goal... for Madeline. A great solo effort, but the Poppleton keeper managed to save the shot.
Ella and Madeline were keeping the girls in orange at bay, but within a few minutes it was soon to be another goal ... to the girls in red/black. Another great attacking move from Kate and Lily B – both interchanging some slick passing... and Lily B got her goal...4-0 to Scotton.
Martin changed things round, with Ella going into an unfamiliar attacking role, with Kate switching to the defence.
Undeterred by the score line, Poppleton surged forward, Evie making some fantastic saves one after another (Scotton’s very own Joe Hart)!!
A brief lapse in concentration by the Scorchers girls... a goal to Poppleton.... 4-1 it was.
However, the final whistle soon blew ...
Full Time -4-1 to the Scotton Scorchers!
A great result, a great team performance and some happy girls in red& black!!
However, credit must also go to the Poppleton girls – irrespective of the score, they still worked hard and didn’t let their heads drop. I’m sure it’ll be a close encounter in the return fixture at Scotton.
Some fantastic football from both teams played in a great spirit and both teams I’m sure will be looking forward to their next fixtures in the CYGFL.

A friendly game followed, with Madeline and Evie being happy to volunteer to were orange to balance up the teams so everyone played. Lily B needed a short rest, but was soon to take charge of goal, so that Georgia could play outfield.

It was also pleasing to see the ever so positive support and lots of clapping from all of the parents... both players and parents making each other proud!!
Congratulations too to Lily B on being awarded the ‘Respect Player of the Day’!!
This was a great start to the season....! Well done everyone!!

Go Scorchers!!

Line Ups         1st Half           Jeorgia, Katherine, Elenor, Florence, Seren
                        2nd Half          Evie, Ella, Madeline, Kate, Lily B

Sunday, September 17, 2017

U13s Play Their First Game in Their New Strip

Yesterday the girls made the short trip to Poppleton to play their first game in their brand new strip kindly sponsored by Evans Halshaw Harrogate Hyundai.

Unfortunately for the U13s they are without their goalkeeper who has broken her wrist so lets hope she makes a speedy recovery soon. GET WELL ASAP.

The team welcomed 2 new players in Keira and Charley who both had great debuts and thanks to Therese who helped out due to the team being short of players.
Abs skippered again and shared the goalkeeping duties with Connie, well done girls putting the team first.

The girls were just adjusting to the new personnel when Poppleton scored a screamer into the top corner from long range. Nothing anybody could about that.
In the second half the Scorchers fought back and Abs popped up with another goal to level the scores.
Poppleton then lay siege to the Scotton goal but the girls held firm and were defending amazingly but just when it looked like they might hold out for the draw Poppleton sneaked in a low shot and snatch the win.

Tough on the girls but no complaints, another great game of football and plenty for the girls to work on. If this is an indication of things to come then the future looks.....Scorching!!!!

The girls looking splendid in their new strip.

Girl of the game went to Lucy for another great performance in defence, well played.

                                                                GO SCORCHERS!

U13s Get Off To A Great Start

The U13s travelled to York RI for their first game of the season. With the girls making the change from 7 a side to 9 a side it was a huge leap into the unknown.
With only 1 practice game under their belt and not even the full team being together once the girls acquitted themselves really well.

The Scorchers had to play with only the 9 players and no subs so every girl had to pay their part and they certainly did. Abs was outstanding as skipper and bagged herself a hat-trick, Livi and Connie grabbing a goal each as they finished 5-0 winners.

Picking player of the game was nearly impossible as every girl was oustanding but after a lot of thought it went to Jasmine for her 'David Battyesque' game in the middle of the park. All game she broke up York RI's attacks and played great simple passes which launched attack after attack.

A big thankyou to York RI for switching the game to their place and also for the excellent sausage sandwiches that all the girls from both teams enjoyed.

A great morning's football played in a great spirit.

                                                                  GO SCORCHERS!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Training Times and Venues

Confirmation of training for the next 3 weeks, then your individual squad coaches will pick up communications with you (if not already doing so)
Training is 90 minutes other than U6/7 boys which is 60 minutes.

Saturday 26th August - All squads at Percy Field 9.30am
Saturday 2nd and 9th September
Boys U6/7 Percy Field 9am - 10am
Boys U8/9 Village Hall pitch 9am (opposite Scotton village hall)
Boys U10/11 Percy Field 9am
Girls U9/11 10.30am Percy Field
Girls U13 10.30am Percy Field
Girls U14 9.30am Village Hall
Girls U16 9.30am Village Hall