Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on October 3, 2007
EB Lions Girls U12 - 3
Barton Rovers Girls U12 - 2
Lions' replacement goalie, Nancy, played well and Rovers' attacks were held off by excellent defence from Devon and Katie.
Megan came up from mid field to score early in the first half. Hattie taking advantage of Bartons weaker defence to score the second in the 20th minute. Barton scored late in the first half making it 2-1, Elsa subbed for Hattie to finish the first half. Darcy and Emily were replaced by Bethan and Abbie starting the second half. Good team work, and excellent tackles by Darcy. Keeping pressure on, the team created some excellent opportunities.
Megan Elsa and Devon came off midsecond half, replaced by Hattie, Darcy and Emily, the continued pressure by EB Lions gave Hattie her third goal making it 3-1, a late goal by Barton made the final score 3-2. A good game was had and both team played a highly spirited game.
St Martins U8 Orange - 0
EB Lions U8 Reds - 13
With no match last week, the Lions were keen to get back on the pitch. They started strongly and got their first goal after two minutes. With all the pressure coming from Lions they managed to score about every three minutes and at half time it was Lions 7 St Martins 0. Lions were moving the ball well and played some great football.
At half time Lions made substitutions and again started strongly with two goals in the first three minutes. Lions continued to push forward and finished the game winning 13 to 0.
With a great performance from all the team the Man of the match went to Dax Roe for his second game in a row with 8 goals.
The scorers were Dax Roe 8, George Oliver 1, Charlie Giblim 1, Jack Nevitt 1, Harry Ambrose 1 and Lee Saunders 1.
Orion United U10 A - 8
EB Lions U10 - 0
A ragged membrane of grey cloud and patches of mud growing at either end of the field; the season might be getting under way from the weather's perspective, but the Lions are struggling to establish a decent result on the scorecards.
An 8-0 tally in favour of a stylish Orion United A team was yet another frustrating result following fifty minutes of enterprising Lions football. Given an extra thirty minutes, a more balanced scoreline might have ensued, such was the rate of improvement as play progressed.
Orion's flashy plays were neutralised repeatedly by some stubborn and gritty defensive work, while Chris McGee, making his centre forward debut, scooped Man of the Match honours following some well-placed crosses from both wings.
So onwards and upwards - up to now the opposition has been tough and a win, almost certainly, is around the corner.
EB Lions U11 - 1
Clapham Colts U11 - 2
In a bizarre piece of fixture scheduling the Lions played league leaders Clapham for the second time in four matches and they so nearly avenged that opening day defeat.
On a perfect morning two evenly matched teams played a great game of football. The Lions were the better team in the first half and took a deserved lead when Jayden Newman fired a superb shot into the net.
After the break Clapham equalised with another great long range strike. The Lions battled for everything in a close match, but just when it looked like Clapham would drop their first points a final minute goalmouth scramble gave them the victory. Tough on the Lions and even the Clapham manager said a draw would have been a fairer result as he singled out Lions central defenders Jakob Knappitt and Ivan Brodrick for particular praise. MoM keeper Harry Rogers for an excellent game.
EB Lions U14 - 0
Flitwick Eagles U14 B - 4
For the first twenty minutes the match was finely balanced with Eagles putting two shots wide and Lions gaining four corners, but only managing one header over the bar.
Eagles scored from a long free-kick which landed just in front of the goalmouth and was bundled into the net. Lions had several more shots but luck was against them and Eagles scored again with a long shot which clipped the post and bounced in.
In the second half Lions were awarded a controversial penalty for handball but the shot went over the crossbar. Andy Dear and Jack Coates hit the post and shots by Jonnie Moriarty and George Crace were saved, but Eagles made the most of their chances and scored two more. Lions' goalie, Lee Cavendish was MoM for some fearless saves which prevented Eagles from increasing their goal tally.
Source: EB Lions
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