EB Lions U9 Reds - 3 Brache Sparta - 1 Playing with the only six players who were available this week....
Skip navigation

Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions

Posted on May 11, 2009

This article was published in May 2009. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

EB Lions U9 Reds - 3
Brache Sparta - 1

Eaton Bray Lions AFCPlaying with the only six players who were available this week against seven, the Lions were always going to work hard to get a result, and that's just what they did. The Lions took control of the game from the start with only some good saves from the Brache keeper stopping the Lions from scoring, then after 14 minutes Dax Roe showed some good individual skills to put the Lions one up. Keeping the pressure on, it was only another five minutes and the Lions went two up from a forced error resulting in an own goal. In goal Toby Higgs had very little to do because of the work put in by defenders Ryan Luff and Jack Nevitt who were solid in defence.

As the second half started the Lions were outnumbered at the back and Brache scored. The rest of the second half was really tough for the Lions on a big pitch plus a man down. In midfield George Oliver, Jack Quigley and Roe had to cover lots of ground and in the last minute their hard work paid off with a goal in the last minute by Quigley to give the Lions a well deserved 3-1 win. Team: Roe, Quigley, Oliver, Nevitt, Higgs, Luff

EB Lions U9 Reds - 5
Luton Borough Dragons - 3

In what will be the last game for this team as they are unfortunately breaking up at the end of the season the Lions finished in style. After a slow start the Lions went 1 ahead after seven minutes with a goal from Oliver and then 5 minutes later after a well taken corner from Roe, Oliver got his second. With the Lions controlling midfield through Nevitt and Luff it was only a matter of time before the Lions got their third with a great finish from Roe. Then on the stroke of half time LBD scored on the break and it was 3-1.

The Lions scored in the first minute of the second half after a good run by Quigley but a minute later LBD scored and it was 4-2. Two minutes from full time LBD made it 4-3 then a minute later Oliver got his third and the match ended 5-3 to the Lions. The Lions finished the season in 3rd place in Division 1 and were only three points off the top team. Congratulations and well done to all the boys, you did us proud.

Thank you, Manager/Coach Key Roe and all the parents and supporters.

Team: Roe, Quigley, Oliver, Nevitt, Higgs, Luff, Christie.

EB Lions U13 Girls - 3
Cranfield Colts - 0

In the Lions final match of the season the team were determined to win and finish the season Division 1 runners up. They did and they did it in style. Although the first half was tight the Lions had the majority of the possession and always threatened to score. By controlling midfield Ashby, Ferguson and Hudson ensured that the Lions kept Cranfield in their own half and when the Lions needed to defend Thiel and Scott dealt with anything they had to. The first half ended 0-0.

As soon as the second started the Lions scored in the first minute when Viljoen tapped home a deflected shot. With the Lions keeping the pressure on it was only another six minutes before French scored and the Lions were two up. Substitutes Byrne and Kirkwood came on and helped keep the pressure on.

Meanwhile, Oliver in goal made a great save from a hard shot at short range and again the Lions kept a clean sheet. With 12 minutes left French got her second and the Lions were on their way.

Congratulations and well done to all of you from Manager/Coach Key Roe, coaches Tabitha, Sharon, Michelle and all parents and supporters.

Team: Oliver, Thiel, Scott, Ashby, French, Viljoen, Hudson, Byrne, Ferguson, Kirkwood.

Source: EB Lions

Reader Comments

Be the first to comment on this article using the form below.

Comment on This Article:

All HTML, except <i>, <b>, <u> will require your comment to be moderated before it is publicly displayed.
If you would like your own avatar displayed, read about comment avatars.

Your Email Address will not be made public.
On submission of your comment, a cookie may be stored on your local device as described in our Privacy Policy.