Luton Leagrave U10 - 0 Eaton Bray Lions U10 - 4 This was another superb display of skill by all the....
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Youth Soccer: Eaton Bray Lions

Posted on March 28, 2006

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Luton Leagrave U10 - 0
Eaton Bray Lions U10 - 4

This was another superb display of skill by all the Eaton Bray Lions team.

The second goal came from an excellent low corner from the Lions but was unfortunately defended by Luton Leagrave straight into their own goal. Luton Leagrave battled on, and on a couple of occasions broke past the Lions defence but were still unable to score any goals.

The third was created by some excellent teamwork from the midfield to the Lions forwards and the games fourth goal that sealed the match was another great header from Eaton Bray Lions star striker. MOM Tom Nevitt.

Luton Borough Dragons Whites U9 - 2
Eaton Bray Lions U9 - 2

Lions' goalie, Harry Rogers, made a couple of good stops but a hopeful punt by a Dragon player found the net. Mat Bramston and Jayden Newman attacked but Dragons' goalie kept them out. Charlie Slater battled in midfield but after a goalmouth scramble the ball ended in Lions' net again and appeals for handball were to no avail.

Lions fought back but disaster struck when Harry came off suffering from asthma. Luckily reserve goalie, Scottie Mercer, had come to watch so took over. Thomas Lancefield and Alex Mustoe worked well in defence. Just before half-time Mat Glover went on a brilliant solo run and scored.

Early in the second half the ball hit Cam Abdullah in the face and he came off with a bloodied nose. Josh Holmes and Jamie Holt came on and with fresh legs Lions attacked. Great midfield play allowed Mat Glover to take a low, hard shot which the goalie couldn't reach. Ben, Matt, Jay, Josh and even defender, Alex, had shots but couldn't get the winner. As Lions ran out of steam Scottie came to the rescue with two massive saves. It was a thrilling match. Mat Glover and Scottie Mercer were joint MOM.

Eaton Bray Lions U12 - 1
Downside Rangers - 1

The clock change caught out players from both sides and kick-off was delayed. Lions started with 10 players and captain, Matt Storey, stood in for the absent goalie. After five minutes George Crace arrived to complete the line-up and made up for lost time by launching an immediate attack on Rangers forcing a good save.

This was a closely contested match. Rangers had superiority in midfield allowing them to feed the ball to their forwards whose efforts were thwarted by Gus Thorne's speed in defence and excellent work by Matt in goal.

Lions gained a couple of corners, well taken by Jonnie Moriarty, only for the resulting shots to be saved. George's attacking run was halted by a badly timed tackle but the resulting penalty was unfortunately struck just wide.

In the second half a Rangers striker got close enough to steer in a weak shot. With fifteen minutes left Joe Ashman donned the gloves allowing Matt to make his presence felt in midfield. Finally, Morgan unleashed a great shot from twenty yards which deflected off a defender and bounced neatly over the goalie into the net. A well contested draw with George awarded MOM for his persistent attacking play.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 28 March 2006

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