Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on October 24, 2007
Luton United U8 - 0
EB Lions U8 Reds - 3
For their first away game in Division 1, Lions needed to get a good result and settle back down to playing their normal game.
With a goal after 4 minutes and another after 11 minutes it was a great start.
For the remainder of the first half Lions kept the pressure on and were putting some good passes together. They were strong in defence and gave away very little.
After eight minutes of the second half Lions got their third goal and continued to stay in control of the game. Lions had some great chances to score again and were unlucky not to, staying strong in defence and looking solid.
This week's goal scorers were Dax Roe (2), Harrison Ambrose (1). MoM Captain Jack Nevitt.
EB Lions U9 - 4
Crawley Green Owls U9 - 3
In their first league match of the season Lions faced a theoretically stronger team.
The first ten minutes saw Lions in superb passing mood quickly go 1-0 up through Jack Cook, who scored from a great pass by Charles Gamble. Lions lost concentration for a short time and allowed Owls back into the game at 1-1 at half time.
In the second half Lions continued their good work, with Max Ward in defence and Dilan Karavadra in midfield.
Lions went 2-1 and 3-1 up through Jack Cook scoring his hat trick.
Owls then got one back for 3-2 and Charles Gamble made it 4-2 to the Lions, who then lost another goal to make the final score 4-3 to the Lions.
MoM hat trick hero Jack Cook.
The squad comprised: Tom Sage, Max Ward, James Pratt, Jonathan Evans, Dilan Karavadra, Jack Cook, Charles Gamble, Thomas Rainbow, Louis Thomas.
Harlington U10 - 6
EB Lions U10 - 2
Following a disappointing show last week, Lions looked to impress against accomplished Harlington.
Early shots from Dominic suggested a result that might compound that potential; however it was the home team who would capitalise a minute on, opening the scoring with their next strike. Lions dominated the first half though, hogging possession from a perturbed Harlington.
Adam, Tom, Ben and Charlie progressed doggedly towards an elusive goal, while keeper Dan was making secure catches and defenders Mason, James and MoM winner Aarin, aimed to retain the status quo.
Following the break though, Harlington sought to expand their lead, netting two early goals. Debut scorer Sean answered with a neatly executed shot, the perfectly struck ball sailing exquisitely into the net.
Harlington weren't done yet, proceeding to land three more in succession, but in an ebband-flow match the tide turned once again, and Sean slamming home his second in the closing minutes.
EB Lions U11 - 5
Luton Leagrave U11 - 3
The boys were electric in a great first half. MoM William Poole's pass allowed Scotty Mercer to score from a very tight angle.
After creating numerous chances the Lions' second came when William crossed for Scotty to score again. William then whipped in a great corner and Matt Glover's glancing header found the net. 3 - 0 at half time and it could have been double that score.
A communication breakdown in the defence allowed Luton to pull one back before Matt Bramston scored a goal, quickly followed by Scotty's hat trick with a fourth assist from William.
At 5-1 the Lions were cruising, but when influential defender Jakob Knappitt had to leave the field injured the Lions hit the self destruct button.
A resurgent Luton scored two more goals and but for some great saves by keeper Harry Rogers the Lions might not have won.
EB Lions U12 - 6
Dunstable Colts U12 - 0
At their first home game of the season Lions were looking for a great start and got one. A goal after 4 minutes from captain Darcy Ashby was just what they needed.
With two more goals from Hattie Viljune before half time it was going well. The defence was solid and kept everything under control.
Lions started the second half as they had finished the first in control of the game and it wasn't long before Hattie scored her third goal. A good strike from Megan French gave Lions number five.
With five minutes to go the girls were still pushing forward and keeping everything under control at the back, and Hattie got her fourth goal.
This was a great team effort with every player supporting and passing well to each other. Girl of the match went to Hattie for a great all round performance and four goals.
Stopsley Sports U14 - 1
EB Lions U14 - 3
With only ten players against Stopsley's squad of 16, Lions needed to work hard. And Lions dominated play in the first half, with shots by Jack Coates, Sam Marshall and Matt Audouard saved by Stopsley's goalie whose skills certainly kept Lions' goal tally down.
Lions' defence was effective, with Morgan O'Connell and James Thiel making crucial clearances from the goalmouth. Eventually, Coates' cross from wide on the left wing was turned into the goal by a Stopsley defender.
Early in the second half a superb corner from Jonnie Moriarty was blasted into the goal by Thiel. Stopsley saved another five shots and made more progress against the tiring Lions' players. A free-kick from Moriarty reached MoM Marshall, who crossed to Coates allowing him to make a quick shot past the goalkeeper to score Lions' third.
In the last minute Stopsley scored a consolation goal. This was a strong team performance by Lions.
Source: EB Lions
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