Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on May 12, 2008
EB Lions Reds U8 - 1
St Martins Blues - 1
In the last match of what has been an exciting and successful season we were away to the runners up in our league, having already beaten them twice we knew that they would be looking to try and get one back.
In what turned out to be a great match there was nothing between the two teams. With the score 0-0 at halftime we made our substitutions and with six minutes left we went one up and then straight from their centre they ran at us and scored the equalizer and then the rest of the match was very tense with both sides pushing to score the winning goal but the match ended in a draw. This was a great match to finish on and gives us plenty to look forward to next season.
Kev and Steve thank all the players and parents for their support this season.
EB Lions U10 - 3
Barton Rovers Gunners U10 - 6
The visitors netted almost immediately, but the goal would prove Lions' wakeup call as they responded to the pressure and an arcing strike from Sean evened the scoreline.
Barton maintained their attacking surge but, testament to keeper Dan and some stylish defending from James, Mason and Aarin, were held at bay until the closing minutes of the half, when a controversial goal landed. Any sideline debate would prove academic though, as Barton struck four more times in the second half.
Still Lions would not succumb without a fight, and displayed some of their most accomplished football to date. Ben took up position in goal and pulled off some impressive diving deflections, while Charlie and Tom knocked the ball easily between the Barton defenders. Forward Adam finally saw his hard work pay off as he drove a corner ball into the back of the net, while MoM Chris slotted a crisp pass to Dom who completed beautifully to bring Lions' tally to three.
EB Lions U12 - 1
Cranfield - 1
What a great finish to a great season, at home against a team that needed to win to stand any chance winning the league. The Lions were on fire, controlling the game from start to finish. With some strong runs up front from Hattie, who scored a great goal from a corner, and Megan who kept the pressure on the Cranfield defence.
Lions controlled midfield with Darcy putting in another strong performance and Elsa and Emily ensuring that we kept the pressure on Cranfield. In defence Katy and Devon (GoM) showed what a strong pairing they have at the back, with some great runs up field to assist our attack.
When Lions made their substitutions Beth and Shannon worked hard and continued to protect our goal while also pushing forward to help in midfield. In goal Nancy again looked confident and made some good saves.
Kev and Kazza would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players and parents for all the support they have had this season.
Source: EB Lions
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