Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on February 27, 2007
Ramsey Arnold Magpies U8 - 10
EB Lions U8 - 0
Saturday was an away league game for the Lions at Barton against Ramsey Arnold Magpies, played in very muddy conditions.
The Lions started well and held the Magpies as a result of excellent passing and defending against a very well-organised team.
Archie Bunker featured well in defence, in front of Jack Cook in goal, as always superbly safe.
Dylan Karavadra and James Nevitt had several good moves in attack, showing their passing skills.
In spite of this, the Lions went 0-5 down at half time. The second half started with a converted penalty against the Lions, with the final score finishing at 10-0 to the Magpies, the strongest team played to date.
MoM for the Lions was Archie Bunker, who worked hard for the whole of the game.
The squad comprised: Jack Cook, Thomas Rainbow, James Nevitt, Jack Pratt, Dylan Karavadra, Charles Gamble, Archie Bunker, Elliot Whitcombe and Tom Phillips.
Limbury Saints U13 - 5
E B Lions U13 - 2
After heavy rain the pitch was more mud than grass and the conditions were not conducive to flowing football.
Lions scored from their first attack up the right wing, with Jonnie Moriarty putting in a successful long shot. Saints soon equalised from an attack down the centre and continued to pile on the pressure but James Thiel, MoM Lee Cavendish and goalie, Charlie Oliver, played effectively in Lions' defence. Lions missed a chance but Saints took advantage of a defensive error to score their second.
Lions played some good attacking football at the start of the second half and were rewarded with a goal when Gus Thorne's speculative shot trickled over the line.
Saints scored another from a goalmouth scramble and, despite hard work in midfield by Ross Taylor and Matt Audouard, Lions could not maintain their momentum. Continued pressure from a Saints team boosted by substitutes was too much and Lions conceded two more goals.
Source: EB Lions
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