Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on October 31, 2006
Sacred Hearts U8 - 3
EB Lions U8 - 1
This was an exciting end to end game.
In the first half, Sacred Hearts had the better of the first ten minutes, with Lions' goalie, Jack Cook, making two superb saves and some sterling work in defence by Elliot Whitcombe. The latter part of the first half was all Lions', with Dillon Karavadra working hard and effectively, forcing two corners to the Lions.
The second half was also end to end, Jack Cook saved brilliantly from a penalty, diving and pushing the ball round the left post.
Lions went ahead from a well-taken penalty by Dillon, but this was cancelled out by three goals from the opposing side.
Excellent performances came from Thomas Rainbow in defence, Tom Sage and James Pratt in midfield, and a notable effort by Archie Bunker as the lone forward. The deserved Man of the Match aeard went to Jack Cook.
Luton Borough Dragons Blues U10 - 4
EB Lions Reds U10 - 0
This was always going to be a tough game for the Lions, up against last year's champions and the current leaders.
The Lions were under pressure early on but superb defending from Cam Abdullah and Charlie Slater kept the Luton attack quiet. The Lions were battling hard in a very committed and entertaining match.
As the half progressed the Lions created scoring chances on their own. However, just before half time Luton took the lead from a corner.
In the second half, more Luton pressure produced two further goals despite a string of great saves from Harry Rogers. The Lions almost pulled a goal back with both Ellis Turrell and William Poole going close. It was Luton though who for the last goal of the match to give an unrepresentative final score-line.
The Lions played superbly with everyone giving a very committed display against strong competition.
Source: EB Lions
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