Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on November 16, 2009
EB Lions U9 Blues - 3
Luton Borough Dragons U9 Whites - 2
Lions booked a place in the quarter finals of the league cup on Saturday with a razor thin victory over Division Two rivals Luton Borough.
MOM Joe Rabey put Lions ahead in an opening half that saw a tenacious Borough side frustrated time and again by strategic link-ups and intelligent through-balls from midfielders Sam Bramston and Myles Frederick, resulting in a fine display of attacking football and a sequence of plays which looked likely to result in a goal rush.
Lions' dominance prevailed into the second half as Sam Carter netted for a 2-0 lead. Cameron Burchill looked to have the goalmouth sealed up, deflecting a string of tidy shots and collecting some tricky volleys, while defenders Joe Thorne and James Glover shut down an enfilade of quickfire attacks.
Borough turned the tables though, scoring twice to draw level and force the match into extra time. A searing shot from Joe Rabey in the final minute of extended play narrowly avoided a shoot-out, and Lions notched a well-deserved win in a scintillating encounter.
Source: EB Lions
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