Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on December 5, 2006
EB Lions U8 - 0
Crawley Green U8 A - 3
Tom Sage and Elliot Whitcombe had very good shots at goal, unfortunately unsuccessfully, and Charles Gamble also narrowly missed. In spite of the Lions being dominant, the first half closed at 1-0 to Crawley Green.
The second half was just as exciting, with good performances from Dylan Karavadna in attack and Thomas Rainbow in defence.
Jack Nevitt substituted for Jack Cook in goal and had several excellent saves, one of which was from a penalty, and he was awarded Man of the Match. Despite their excellent play, the Lions finally lost 3-0.
Luton Borough Youth U15 - 5
EB Lions U15 - 0
The referee asked the players to mind their language, consider their tackling and shake hands. This approach paid dividends - it was a pleasure to watch the ensuing display of sportsmanship.
Lions missed an early chance but Borough scored from a penalty resulting from a mistimed tackle.
The Lions squad, depleted due to injuries, battled well and Rob Dasden narrowly missed scoring from two free-kicks whilst Alex Smith's lob was brilliantly saved.
Borough made no mistake with their chances, scoring twice more, and their goalie again showed his worth in saving Dylan Taylor's long shot towards the top corner.
Lions increased their efforts in the second half and frequently looked likely to score - stringing together great passes but always failing to finish off the attack. Despite making most of the play, Lions conceded two more goals, the latter being a particularly well-worked effort.
Lions' MoM was Adam Lancefield.
Source: EB Lions
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