Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on January 9, 2007
EB Lions U8 - 2
Crawley Green A U8 - 4
Saturday saw the Eaton Bray Lions Under eights play at home for the first time this year, against Crawley Green A Team Under eights.
The conditions for the match indicated the possibility of a poor game, with wind and rain confirming this. However, it turned out to be a superb game with the Lions showing improved, and at times, skilful passing.
Jack Nevitt showed real prowess in goal and Dylan Karavadra was excellent in midfield and as a forward. Archie Bunker and Thomas Rainbow were solid in defence.
The final score was 2-4 in favour of Crawley Green, in spite of two finely-taken goals by Charles Gamble, who was deservedly Man of the Match.
The team comprised: Jack Cook, Thomas Rainbow, Elliot Whitcombe, Archie Bunker, Dylan Karavadra, Jack Nevitt. Charles Gamble, Tom Sage, Tom Phillips, Callum Gardner, James Pratt.
EB Lions U15 - 2
Houghton Wanderers U15 - 1
Early attacking play by Lions never quite reached the stage of troubling Wanderers' goalie, whilst counter attacks by the visitors required home goalie, Dean Clark, to work hard.
However, the closest either team came to scoring in the first half was a great shot by Lions' captain, Rob Gadsden, which was just tipped over the bar.
Early in the second half Martin Coates' corner for Lions was deflected into the goal by a defender.
A period of fierce end to end play culminated in the Lions' goalie losing grip of the muddy ball and a Wanderers' striker taking advantage to equalise.
Lions put together an impressive attacking move from a throw-in deep within their own half. Coates booted the ball forward to Ed Poole, who passed neatly to Alex Lay and he coolly scored the winner.
All of the Lions' players performed well but MOM was awarded to Alex Lay.
Source: EB Lions
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