Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on November 27, 2007
EB Lions Girls U10 - 4
Woburn Lions Girls U10 - 1
EB kicked off and immediately took the initiative pushing into the opposition's half.
It was soon 1 nil to EB courtesy of a pass by Hannah to Melissa who went on a blistering run down the wing before cutting inside and scoring from the edge of the box.
Numerous attacks continued on the Woburn goal ending in a cross being headed in by Amber Wright. Strong team play continued by Sarah Jane, Misha and GoM Holly ensuring they maintained their lead. By half time it was three nil thanks to a great goal by Liberty.
The second half continued as the first with Georgia hitting the side netting before Amber Walsh scored. Woburn then started to fight back but were denied by some great saves from Megan. They finally scored towards the end of the match but this did not take the shine off a great team performance by the EB Lions.
Caddington Youth U11 - 2
EB Lions U11 - 4
Lions continued their winning run in this league cup round one encounter. However it was a lacklustre first half display.
Caddington took the lead and MoM Lions keeper Harry Rogers kept his team in the game with some sharp saves. Late in the half James Tate reacted quickly from a corner to fire in an equaliser. After the break the Lions found their form. Matt Glover scored a great solo goal and Scotty Mercer turned in a free kick to make it 3-1.
Caddington pulled one back before Scotty was brought down in the area and scored his second from the penalty spot. For the final quarter of the match Harry and defender Jakob Knappitt were both magnificent in ensuring the Lions did not concede another goal.
This was an excellent victory over higher division opposition and made it eight wins in a row for the Lions.
EB Lions U12 - 5
Westoning Recreation U12 - 2
In round two of the league cup EB Lions started with some electric play and a stunning four pass move, with great link play from Jake Higgs, led to James Pearce scoring a superb opener. However Westoning roared back and scored two good goals to finish the half on top. They could have been further ahead were it not for a brilliant Jack Bramston in Lions' goal.
The second half from Lions was much better and they equalised when Pearce slotted home. Jake Higgs struck a 25 yard free kick into the top corner and the Lions were rampant - top scorer Will Sanders finished neatly, before Nathan Sears dribbled through five players to complete a fantastic solo effort.
EB Lions U12 Girls - 0
Cranfield Colts U12 Girls - 4
An early goal against Lions wasn't deserved and they responded with some strong attacking play from Darcy and Hattie.
In midfield Megan and GoM Emily - were pushing forward for Lions looking for the equaliser that they deserved. Katie and Beth were strong in defence with some good saves from Shannon in goaI.
Lions made their substitutions of Devon, Elsa, Nancy and Abi during the first half and were unlucky to concede another goal before half time.
In the second half Lions continued trying to find a way through the Cranfield defence. It was bitterly cold with a strong wind but Lions kept going, showing support for each other all over the pitch. In the end Cranfield scored two more goals which did not reflect the chances that Lions had.
It is only a matter of time before the results start to show the team spirit and quality of play that Lions deserve.
Source: EB Lions
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