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Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions

Posted on September 19, 2007

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EB Lions U8 Blues - 1
Brash Sparta U8 - 4

Eaton Bray Lions AFCLions showed improvement over last week's performance in all areas with excellent defending from Jack Reynolds, Connor Tough and Daniel Challis and great attacking play from David Wood, Toby McGee, and Sam Bramston. Despite conceding three goals against a well disciplined Sparta side, the effort from the whole team in keeping the score down meant the Lions were still very much in the game at half time.

Sparta started the second half strongly, soon gaining another goal but were denied more by two great saves from Ollie Mulcahy, and crucial interceptions from Bradley Hicks and Robert Bunting.

As the match went on, Lions showed excellent interplay and passing and began to dominate with Josh Newman and Matt Kennell combining well in midfield and Matt scoring a great individual goal after dribbling the length of the pitch. The final score-line didn't reflect the hard work, commitment and massive improvement shown by Lions.

EB Lions U8 Reds - 20
Memorial Park U8 - 0

Lions started strongly with a goal in the first minute. With all the play taking part in the opposition half it was just a case of who was going to score the next goal. Lions kept pushing forward, the goals kept going in and by half time it was 9-0.

Lions made substitutions and kept up the pressure. With a goal in the first minute it looked as though Lions would continue where they left off.

Lions moved the ball about more with some great passes creating more space in the centre, allowing them to score 11 goals in the second half without conceding any.

This score is believed to be a club record and the whole team should be congratulated. Scorers were Dax Roe 8, George Oliver 6, Karl Shrowder 2, Charlie Giblin 2, Freddie Mines 1, Jack Nevitt 1.

EB Lions U11 - 2
Luton Borough Youth U11 - 3

The first 15 minutes of the match were very even. Lions came close to opening the scoring with a cleanly struck free kick from William Poole. However Luton took the lead towards the end of the first half with a well taken goal. Cam Abdullah made an excellent headed goal line clearance from an in swinging corner.

Luton doubled their lead at the start of the second half. Lions battled well but Luton scored their third from close range. Lions continued playing good football and were rewarded when Matt Bramston scored their first. Minutes later Matt fired in another great effort that narrowly missed the top corner.

Lions got their second when a long range shot from William Poole evaded the Luton keeper. Lions ran out of time before they could find an equaliser in a very entertaining match. MoM Cam Abdullah for an energetic tough tackling game in the Lions defence.

Brickhill Wanderers U12 A - 1
EB Lions U12 - 7

A fine breezy sunny morning set the scene.

Within minutes of the whistle Will Sanders found the top right corner of the Wanderers' net, which he followed up with a tap past the keeper. The Wanderers were under pressure and just before half time Jake Higgs made it 3-0 to the Lions. Minutes into the second half Jake Higgs made a great run and placed a superb curving shot past the keeper. Soon after Tom Nevitt kicked a high diving ball into the net and from a well placed cross by Nathan Sears, James Pearce scored the Lions 6th goal.

Nathan Sears then found the net with an arrow straight 15 yard free kick. The Wanderers maintained composure and through sheer determination and skill Gisham Amadi scored a well-deserved goal for the Wanderers. EB Lions MoM Will Sanders, Brickhill Wanderers MoM Nathan Saunders.

Source: EB Lions

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