Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on October 20, 2008
EB Lions Reds U9 - 1
Brache Sparta - 1
Lions had a key player of sick and most of the team had been to the school disco the night before. Although Lions had a good start with a goal after four minutes from Jack Quigley, they looked a different side to normal.
With continued pressure it was only a determined opposition and some good goalkeeping that kept the Lions at bay. After 15 minutes Brache scored the equaliser and it was 1-1 at half time.
The second half saw the Lions have most of the play and another strong display by Tom Bartbato at fullback helped to ensure that the match ended level. The Lions now need to get back to their normal game to ensure that this display is a one off.
Team: Quigley, Nevitt, Oliver, Barbaro, Mines, Higgs, Giblin, Shrowder.
EB Lions U13 Girls - 1
Leighton United - 1
What a great start against a well organised and determined opposition in Lions' first division one match. With most of the pressure coming from the Lions they could have got on the score sheet on a few occasions during the first half.
But United's Emily Tickell, Leonia Moore and Louise Eddy closed down Lions' attacks. A commanding display in goal by Lions GoM Nancy Oliver kept shots out by United's Alyss Lander. Chelcie Page played an excellent role in centre for United.
The second half saw Sammy Beharry take over the most forward position back up by Clara O'Halan and Georgia Pennington for United. United went 1 -0 up through a left footed shot by Pennington.
Ten minutes later Lions equalised with a corner from Darcy Ashby and a well placed shot from Hattie French.
This was a high tempo match with good football being played by both teams. United GoM Katie Dickerson.
Lions' team: Oliver, Thiel, Scott, Ashby, Ferguson, Hudson, French, Viljoen, Kirkwood, Woolsey, Byrne.
Source: EB Lions
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