Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on December 13, 2006
St Joseph's U8 - 6
EB Lions U8 - 1
Lions game with St Joseph's Under 8s at Leagrave, Luton, was a tremendous match, unfortunately lost by the Lions 6-1.
In spite of the score, Paul Cook, Lions' manager/trainer, thought that the Lions had their best match to date, showing good passing and positional skills. Charles Gamble was in goal for the first half, making several good saves, with Jack Nevitt in goal in the second, having shown great skills as a forward in the first.
The Lions' goal was as a result of a superb effort from Jack Cook, scoring from a narrow angle.
Again, Thomas Rainbow and Elliot Whitcombe were solid in defence, with Archie Bunker, James Pratt and Callum Gardner showing promise in attack. MoM Jack Nevitt.
The squad comprised: Jack Cook, Thomas Rainbow, Archie Bunker, Elliot Whitcombe, James Pratt, Jack Nevitt, Callum Gardner, Charles Gamble.
EB Lions U13 - 4
Brickhill Wanderers U13 - 2
A sluggish start and defensive error by Lions allowed Wanderers to roll a rather feeble shot into the net.
Lions gradually picked up their pace and after two missed chances managed to equalize with a perfectly lobbed shot from Gus Thorne.
A beautifully built up attack from Lions saw Jonnie Moriarty run on to a forward pass and thread the ball through to Jack Coates who struck the ball into the net between two converging defenders. Another shot by Coates struck the goalie and Sam Marshall pounced on the rebound to score.
In the second half both sides struggled with the energy-sapping heavy conditions.
Wanderers struck a ball across the goal-face and an attacker toed it in for their second.
During a sustained attack by Lions, Andy Scott-Lewis gave Thorne the chance to score again, which he did confidently.
A solid performance in defence earned Matt Lancefield the MoM award.
NGS - 4
EB Lions U15 - 2
The cold wind and rain didn't prevent the boys from providing lots of initial excitement as both teams made constant attacks.
Lions lost striker Alex Smith due to injury early on and this probably cost a few goals as they couldn't finish off some very good probing runs. When NGS ran through it needed well timed tackles by Gareth Hemming, Adam Lancefield and Danny Law to keep out the home side.
NGS took the lead with shot from a narrow angle, but a superb solo effort by Rob Gadsden levelled the score just before the half-time whistle.
After a very short break it was the same pattern. NGS scored and Lions equalized with another excellent solo effort by Dylan Taylor.
Both teams were running down the wings and playing good attacking football, but Lions couldn't capitalize. Whereas NGS did finish off and scored two more goals.
MoM Gareth Hemmings.
Source: EB Lions
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