Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on November 19, 2007
EB Lions U8 Blues - 2
Memorial Park U8 - 2
Leaving last week's game firmly behind, Lions looked set to dismantle their opposition from the whistle. Menacing shots from Matt Kennell and Robert Bunting tested the Memorial Park keeper, until a burst of attacking play from Connor Tough, skipping past defenders, evading the tackle, culminated in the opening goal.
Lions' back line was held strong by determined trio Bradley Hicks, Sam Bramston and Jack Reynolds, compounded by the usual accomplished efforts of keeper Ollie Mulcahy. While constrained by the Lions' robust defence and Daniel Challis's dominating presence in midfield, an undeterred Memorial Park managed to equalise following a penalty after the break.
A game which looked to be going the Lions' way turned as Memorial Park scored again with five minutes left. Home fans endured a torrid time as Lions rallied and a gifted run by Matt found MoM Toby McGee, who levelled the match with a deftly placed shot in the remaining seconds.
Luton Borough Dragons U8 Blues - 1
EB Lions US Reds - 6
Lions started the game looking sharp and after five minutes Harrison got them off to a great start with a goal, followed by another 5 minutes later.
Lions kept pushing forward and five minutes later Dax got their third. The Dragons scored and then Dax got his second just before half time to end the half 4-1 up.
Lions made their substitutions during the second half and kept pushing forward with all the pressure coming from the Lions; 15 minutes into the second half Dax got his third to complete his hat trick. Then in the last minute George scored to complete a 61 victory.
Jack Nevitt won MoM for a very good all round performance.
This week's goal scorers were Dax Roe 3, Harrison Ambrose 2 George Oliver 1.
EB Lions U11 - 5
Sundon Park Rangers U11 - 1
Lions got off to a great start, taking the lead after two minutes. MoM Matt Glover played a perfect pass through to Scotty Mercer who slipped the ball past the keeper.
Two minutes later the Lions doubled their lead when William Poole was brought down in the area following a mazy run. William blasted in the penalty himself.
Halfway through the first half Matt G scored the Lions' third firing in following a corner.
Early in the second half Sundon pulled a goal back but the Lions restored their three goal lead a minute later. James Tate lifted the ball over the defence and Matt Bramston scored for the seventh straight game. With a couple of minutes remaining Matt B scored his second rising to head in William's free kick.
Every player played their part in a great team performance to make it seven wins in a row.
Woburn Lions U12 - 2
EB Lions U12 - 5
On a bitterly cold morning the two Lions met in the County Cup. First strike went to EB with a superb solo goal from Will Sanders for his 16th of the season.
Woburn grabbed an equaliser just before half time.
Just after the break Woburn won a penalty only for EB's Jack Bramston to make a stunning save. EB Lions increased the pressure and super striker James Pearce scored his 192nd club career goal before winger Jake Higgs scored two quick goals.
Woburn pulled one back before man of the match Nathan Sears rounded off a great team performance with a 20 yard strike.
EB Lions U14 - 4
Brickhill Wanderers U14 - 1
Wanderers put an early shot wide which galvanised Lions into action. A long throw from Moriarty landed at the feet of ScottLewis who struck it into the net.
Lions scored a second from a corner when an inadequate clearance by Wanderers was pounced upon by Thiel. Crace made several promising attacks for Lions without success and towards the end of the first half Wanderers rallied and pulled a goal back.
In the second half Crace's persistence paid off when Wanderers' goalie found his shot just too high to stop. Wanderers never eased up on the pressure and forced Lions' goalie, Cavendish, to make some brave dives.
Finally Dear scored Lions' fourth with an impressive first touch curling shot which sailed over everybody into the top corner. This was a wonderful team performance by Lions against hard-working opponents. Lions' man of the match was defender Andy Broughton.
Source: EB Lions
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