Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on November 17, 2008
EB Lions U9 Reds - 1
Crawley Green Lions - 2
This match was evenly balanced with both sides producing some good football but after eight minutes EB Lions went one down and then against the run of play conceded a second just before half time.
EB Lions started the second half strongly and after seven minutes Dax Roe put EB Lions back in the game with a well taken goal but despite hitting the post twice and the bar EB Lions couldn't score again and the match ended 1-2. This match could have gone either way but this time EB Lions just missed out.
Team: Roe, Quigley, Nevitt, Oliver, Barbato, Mines, Higgs, Giblin, Shrowder.
EB Lions U10 - 4
St Martins Orange U10 - 2
A missed header from Dylan Karavadra in the first minute set the tone for Lions in the first half. Good chances but no goals. Despite the bright start from Lions, St Martins fought back well and went into the break with a two goal lead which could have been worse if not for James Pratt's goaline intervention.
Half time changes galvanised Lions who were quickly back in the game with goals from Jack Cook from long range just crossing the line and Archie Bunker bundling in from close range.
A number of fine saved from MoM keeper Tom Sage kept the scores level but with fine runs down the right flank from Archie Bunker, Lions looked the more likely. The capacity crowd were rewarded when a long strike from Dylan Karavadra crept under the St Martins keeper. The game was sealed when a cross shot from Jack Cook was forced into the net by Jonny Evans.
EB Lions U13 Girls - 4
Sandy Colts - 1
A fantastic game for the Lions who dominated from the first kick. In the opening minutes the game was all in the Colts' half with at least three good goal scoring opportunities denied by the Colts keeper.
Some great runs from Dev and solid tackling from Darcy (setting up three of the four goals), Eden and Katy kept the pressure fully on for the Colts. The two attempts by the Colts to score in the first half were saved confidently by Nancy.
Just one minute before half time Meg scored the first long awaited foal for the Lions.
The Lions controlled the game once again in the second half with them scoring quickly again from Meg within the first 3 minutes.
A rare opportunity for the Colts gave them a goal narrowly missed by both Katy and Nancy.
In the final five minutes the Lions scored two in quick succession, the first from Hattie and the second from Eden which was helped in by the Colts' keeper.
Lions earned two corners from Shannon, one resulting in the fourth goal. Beth gave a great performance, tackling hard and winning ball after ball with many scoring opportunities, earning her GoM.
Team: Oliver, Thiel, Scott, Ashby, Ferguson, Hudson, Woolsey, French, Viljoen, Kirkwood, Byrne.
Source: EB Lions
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