Sandy Colts U10 Girls - 1 EB Lions U10 Girls - 2 On the back of a great win last week team morale was....
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Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions

Posted on September 26, 2007

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Sandy Colts U10 Girls - 1
EB Lions U10 Girls - 2

Eaton Bray Lions AFCOn the back of a great win last week team morale was high, but against the run of play Colts scored after five minutes. Within three minutes after great driving runs from Megan Reynolds and Amber Walsh, Stephanie Tate scored the equaliser. Through some great defending by Misha Karavadra and Sarah-Jane Slater (GOM) the scores remained level. 10 minutes into the second half EB Lions broke the dead lock with a great goal from Melissa Saunders.

Barton Rovers Youth B U11 - 0
EB Lions U11 - 3

Lions chalked up their first win of the season with a superb first half team display. After eight minutes Matt Bramston's determination gave Lions the lead. Matt chased a through ball, holding off a defender and when his shot was pushed away by the keeper he followed up to fire into the net. Sixteen minutes later another great pass sent Scottie Mercer through one on one with the keeper. Scottie kept a cool head and slammed the ball into the goal. Lions got their third towards the end of the half when Barton gave away a needless deliberate handball. William Poole curled the, resulting free kick into the top corner of the net. MoM Jayden Newman.

Eaton Bray U12 Girls - 5
Leighton United - 0

Another impressive performance by the team. The midfield of Sammy Beharry, Zoe Law, Emily Keegan and Bethany Taylor played some great flowing football and it wasn't long before Law had fired a great shot into the net. A second goal came from a pass by Taylor enabling Keegan to slot it home. Louise Eddy and Leonie Moore never let the opposition through with some strong defending. Rachel Evans had a relatively quiet game in goal, but was ready to perform some great saves when needed. A shot by keegan hit the post, but Taylor was there to connect with the rebound making it 3-0 at the end of the first half.

Second half saw more of the same, GoM Emily Tickell scored a great goal from a corner ball, Tickell, Laura Jackson, Keegan, and Chelcie Page carried on with the relentless pressure from midfield, all having shots at goal. Moore, Eddy and Law worked tirelessly at the back with Evans to prevent the opposition getting through. Another shot by Keegan made the game 5-0.

EB Lions U12 - 7
Barton Rovers U12 A - 1

Within five minutes Barton's Calum Annetts had Lions' defence in trouble, forcing an own goal from Lions. Lions soon gained their composure after a great run by Will Sanders who powered the ball into the back of the net. A long throw from Nathan Sears and volley from James Pearce put Lions ahead. Within minutes the same set piece secured another goal for Lions. A well placed pass from James Patraico enabled Will to score again. Will was hungry for his hat trick and his patience paid off with a superb run up the pitch and well executed kick over the keepers head. Then a great pass from Jake Higgs allowed James to score his hat trick.

The second half saw a much stronger Barton side putting pressure on the Lions' defence but before long Jake Higgs landed another goal. EB Lions MoM Will D'Arcy.

Luton & Dunstable Hospital U14 - 6
EB Lions U14 - 0

Both sides probed each others defence early on but L&D scored after 10 minutes. It soon became obvious that L&D had the advantage in terms of height, strength and speed, particularly when attacking on the right wing. By half time they had secured a further two impressive goals via this route, whilst Andy Scott-Lewis' shot for Lions was saved. Good defensive play by Lions' Morgan O'Connell kept L&D at bay on the left wing. Lions struggled early in the second half, with defensive errors allowing L&D to score two quick goals. Lions switched goalie, Jack Coates, to attack and Andy Dear into defence and the reshuffle proved effective. MoM was Andy Dear.

Source: EB Lions

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