Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on February 20, 2008
Luton Borough Dragons U8 Whites - 3
EB Lions U8 Blues - 0
Lions received an early wake up call as Dragons slammed home a loose ball within a minute of kick-off, forcing defenders Daniel Challis, Sam Bramston and Robert Bunting to draw together and effectively seal the gaps.
A string of fine saves from 011ie Mulcahy cut off any further efforts at goal for the remainder of the half, freeing an adept Lions attack force to go on the offensive. David Wood and Connor Tough both saw shots skim the posts, while Matt Kennel) sliced a ball into the side net.
Midfielder Jack Reynolds doggedly stuck to Dragons forwards as they upped the pressure, and Lions continued to press, making some potent attacks.
Luke Jearrad, in his debut appearance, skipped past the Dragons defence to leave them ball watching.
Ultimately though, even MoM Daniel's steadfast defence and 011ie's acrobatic saves could not prevent two more Dragon goals in the last quarter.
Cranfield Colts U12 Girls - 0 EB Lions U12 Girls - 0
This was always going to be a test of Lions' resolve and self belief, playing the top of the league away from home.
Lions passed that test with style and flair, in a game that they controlled from the first kick to the last.
Lions dominated the match and deserved to come away with both points. Nancy, in goal, is the only goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet against Cranfield all season. Lions' defense of Katie, Abbie and Shannon were solid. Darcy, Emily and Elsa controlled midfield, chasing every ball and didn't allow Cranfield to settle. Up front Hattie and Megan (who was GoM) Dept the pressure on the Cranfield goal.
This was another great team effort from the Lions who have grown into a well organised and structured team.
Source: EB Lions
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