Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on January 23, 2007
Eaton Bray Lions U11 - 6
Luton on Track U11 - 2
Within the first five minutes Nathan Sears threw a long ball just in front of the goal mouth for James Pearce to tap the ball in for Lions. Shortly afterwards James made a terrific run, was brought down, regained possession and scored.
Poor defensive moves by Lions allowed Luton to score their first but Lions rallied and an excellent pass by Will Sanders to James secured their third goal. A powerful corner from Jake Higgs allowed James to tap the ball in for 4-1 at half-time.
The second half saw a more determined Luton, a great run from their striker and a well-executed goal. Luton continued to put pressure on Lions but great saves by goalie Jack Bramston meant further frustration for them.
A great solo run by Jake meant a fifth goal for Lions and James landed another goal just before the whistle.
Man of the match Luke Dunstan.
Houghton Regis Youth U13 - 5
EB Lions U13 - 0
Excellent ball passing and end to end action entertained both away and home fans during the first half, but it was only the home crowd that enjoyed the second.
A half time score of 0-0 was justifiable as they were evenly matched. It was nearly 1-0 to HRYFC a few seconds before the whistle but an excellent save by Charlie Oliver, immediately followed by another clearance from Lee Cavendish kept it goalless.
After the break HRYFC were more determined to win and constantly attacked. Unfortunately, defensive errors by EBL led to most of the goals by the home side but it was only a matter of time before they scored anyway.
Lions were tiring on the big pitch and were often out run. This probably led to an unnecessarily clumsy tackle by their goalkeeper, the penalty duly slotted home with skill.
James Thiel was MoM for his good tackling.
E B Lions U15 - 2
Luton Borough Youth U15 - 5
An early defensive mistake by Lions allowed Luton to score, but Lions rallied and Ed Poole had two shots saved.
A well worked attack by Eaton Bray resulted in Martin Coates scoring by running on to a ball chipped into the area from the right wing.
Rob Gadsden's free-kick from just within the half-way line was tipped over the bar by Luton's goalie and several more chances were missed before Dylan Taylor nipped onto another of Rob's free-kicks to score Lions' second.
Good attacking play by Luton was initially frustrated by Lions' goalie, Dean Clark, but another defensive error allowed Luton to equalise. Lions would have gone ahead but Coates' goal was marginally offside.
Luton were much stronger in the second half, their goalie denying Lions more scoring chances and their striker (number 10) scoring two great goals and setting up a third.
Dylan Taylor's tireless performance in midfield earned him MoM.
Source: EB Lions
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