Chiltern Sevens Under 8's Division One
Posted on November 20, 2006
Rampant Magpies rule in Lions den.
Eaton Bray Lions - 0; Ramsey Arnold Magpies - 11
The Magpies from Barton Le Clay recorded their tenth straight win of the season with a polished performance away at Eaton Bray.
On a cold but bright Saturday morning the Mags went up against the Lions for the second week running after last weeks emphatic win in the Quarter final of the cup.
It was clear from the start the Lions had struggled to learn the lessons of the previous week allowing the Mags to find space at ease. Early goals from hot shot Jack Keenan and James Purdom after free flowing moves down both flanks saw the Mags move into top gear. A wonderful individual goal from Jack had both sets of fans applauding. He kept the ball in close to touchline on halfway with a deft flick before outstripping three Lions defenders and lashing an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner. Further goals from Niall Palmer saw an entertaining half come to an end.
Half time 0-5
The second half began as the first had ended with some sweet passing football from the Mags. The Lions to their credit continued to battle to stem the tide of attacks but could not plug the gaps created by the off ball movement of the Mags midfield. Goals followed as midfield powerhouse George Goodhall bagged himself a hatrick. The pick of his goals was a diving header after a pinpoint cross from the right wing by Sam McClelland.
When the Lions did threaten to attack they were repelled by the strong defensive duo of Lee & Darian who joined in the attacking play at will to provide the wide midfielders with quality ball. Further goals from Jack, Sam and James finished off an impressive win for the Mags against a spirited Eaton Bray. Special mention to the brave Lions keeper who took a heavy knock near the end of the first half but returned later on pitch to help his team mates.
MOM was the whole team for a superb effort and a display of how easy the game can be when players pass, move and play with passion. Take note Steve Maclaren!!!
Source: Andy McClelland, BBC Beds Herts and Bucks
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