Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on January 23, 2008
EB Lions U8 Whites - 2
EB Lions U8 Blues - 5
The Blues launched into play, spurred on by fervent supporters.
Mid-fielders Connor Tough and Jack Reynolds instinctively stuck to the ball and drove it forwards, and with efforts from Toby McGee and Matt Kennell the ball danced around the box.
It was only minutes before Matt scored the first of what would transpire to be an accomplished hat trick!
The Whites, the slope in their favour, overturned the score to go 2 -1 up before the break.
With the second half under way, defenders Daniel Challis, Sam Bramston and Bradley Hicks closed ranks and, together with sterling saves from Ollie Mulcahy, ensured the Whites had scored their last.
The scare of the score-line unleashed the boys' fighting spirit and with Robert Bunting feeding the ball through, Connor sliced a shot behind the keeper.
A blistering goal courtesy of David Wood and the feisty completion of Matt's hat trick combined to bring victory to the Blues and their jubilant fans.
EB Lions U14 - 0
AFC Kempston U14 B - 2
In this League Cup tie Lions faced a team two divisions above them.
Lions played the first half uphill and against the wind and Kempston made repeated attempts to take advantage of the conditions only to be rebuffed by determined defensive play by Thiel, Dear (MOM), Broughton, Taylor and Lancefield. Kempston were caught out by a few attacking runs from Lions, with a shot from Crace being saved and both Coates and Crace being brought down by defenders.
One of the resulting free-kicks by Moriarty was on target but saved.
Early in the second half Crace shot over the goalie's head but the ball was plucked from the air in an impressive display of agility.
Kempston retaliated immediately, scoring with a shot from wide on the right wing.
Lions looked likely to level the score but Kempston's goalie always denied them. Pushing players forward in search of the equaliser left Lions open to the quick break and they conceded another goal seconds before the whistle, but it was a superb team performance.
Source: EB Lions
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