Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on November 30, 2006
Luton Leagrave U8 - 2
EB Lions U8 - 1
In spite of appalling weather conditions, with rain, wind and at times lightning, an enthralling match ensued, with play very much even and end to end.
The final score, unfortunately for the Lions, was 2-1 in favour of Luton Leagrave, with Charles Gamble being the Lions' scorer.
The match saw many substitutions from both sides due to the condition, and this did not help towards a flowing game of football. James Pratt was notable for his hard work and was awarded the Man of the Match certificate; a really superb performance from him. Training this week will again concentrate on positional play and marking, which is beginning to take effect.
The squad comprised: Jack Crook, Thomas Rainbow, Elliot Whitcombe, Archie Bunker, Dylan Karavadra, Jack Hewitt, Amber Walsh, Charles Gamble, Finnley Payton, Tom Sage, Tom Phillips, Callum Gardner and James Pratt.
EB Lions U13 - 2
Shefford Saints U13 - 1
Early pressure from Lions resulted in Saints giving away a free-kick, which Gus Thorne curled over the wall, past the goalie and into the top corner - a splendid goal.
An excellent cross by Jonnie Moriarty was volleyed just over the bar by Jack Coates, and further chances by Matt Audouard, Andy Scott-Lewis and Coates were either wide, deflected or saved. Meanwhile, great defence by James Thiel and saves by Charlie Oliver prevented Saints from scoring.
End to end play in the second half saw a Saints goal disallowed for offside. James Thiel lobbed a great forward pass which Morgan O'Connell sprinted onto past four defenders, side-stepped the goalie and calmly placed his left-footed shot into the net to secure Lions' second.
Saints' determination paid off in injury time when they scored from a well-constructed attack.
Matt Audouard was awarded MoM for his determined play, despite being unwell.
Source: EB Lions
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