Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on October 13, 2008
EB Lions Girls U13 - 1
Cranfield Girls U13 - 2
After only four minutes Lions were unlucky to concede an own goal and had to dig deep to pull themselves back from an unfortunate start. With twelve minutes gone Darcy Ashby scored from the penalty spot to put the Lions back on level pegging. For the rest of the first half Lions were the stronger team and came close to scoring on many occasions with some good efforts from Hattie French and Megan Viljoen up front.
Lions made various substitutions during the match but were unable to find the right combination to put them ahead. With all the pressure coming from Lions it was only a penalty decision against Lions that enabled Cranfield to regain the lead. Again Lions pushed on with everyone pushing forward doing what they could to equalise. Katy Thiel was GoM with a strong all round performance.
This was a real team effort from Lions with everyone giving their all.
EB Lions U15 - 3
Bushmead U15 - 2
This was a very competitive and closely fought match with plenty of action producing scoring chances for both teams. Lions were first to score when Crace neatly flicked the ball over the keeper, though it seemed to take an age for the ball to reach the net.
Lions lost two players to injury during the first half, but excellent play by MoM Audouard, Ali Thorne and Thiel prevented Bushmead from equalising until Lions were too slow to clear the ball in the final minute before half-time.
Five minutes into the second half Gus Thorne passed over the defenders to Marshall who coolly chipped the ball over the keeper to score Lions' second. Bushmead retaliated almost immediately with a superb shot from close range leaving Lions' goalie no chance. Lions piled on the pressure again and were rewarded with the winning goal when a great attacking move left Crace free to score his second with five minutes remaining.
Source: EB Lions
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