Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on March 7, 2007
Stopsley Colts U13 - 1
E B Lions U13 - 1
Both teams struggled on the muddy pitch first of all. If anything, Stopsley attacked the most and only the staunchest of defending by Lions kept them from scoring.
Lions did provide a couple of good runs down the left wing, but the Stopsley keeper played excellently. His positioning and quick reactions stopped Lions' forwards Gus Thorne and Jack Coates from scoring many times.
The second half favoured the Lions. They had most of the play, and as usual in football, the other team got a goal first. Lions weren't downhearted and tried again numerous times to beat the Stopsley keeper. The save from Jack's scissor kick was world class! Matt Audouard got close as well, but the ball just wouldn't go in the net.
Jonnie Moriarty's crosses and constant hard work in the middle earned him MoM. Eventually a Lions equaliser came from a corner, courtesy of James Thiel. A draw was a fair result.
Bedford College Grasshoppers U15 - 4
E B Lions U15 - 2
Lions opened the scoring after five minutes when a free-kick parried by Bedford's goalie was pounced on by Dylan Taylor. Bedford equalised but were soon matching Lion's attacks and both goalies made some effective saves.
Unfortunately for Lions, the referee judged that a shot which hit the underside of the crossbar and fell to the goalie had crossed the line and Bedford finished the first half ahead.
Luck was still against Lions, with Bedford scoring from a controversial penalty and gaining a fourth by beating the offside trap in spectacular fashion. Lions' captain, Rob Gadsden, took the ball round four players and unleashed a scorching shot to score their second. Martin Coates was awarded Lions' MoM.
Source: EB Lions
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