Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on December 14, 2009
Sundon Park Rangers U9
EB Lions U9 Blues
Lions eased into an early lead with a Myles Frederick strike, having maintained possession for most of the opening 10 minutes. Even so, Rangers broke out more than once, forcing James Glover and Sam Bramston into some last-gasp clearances.
Three minutes after the first goal, MoM 011ie West was on the end of a Joe Thorne corner, heading in for a second. Rangers hit back almost immediately though, halving Lions' lead following a goalmouth scrabble. An extended grab from Cameron Burchill held the hosts to a single goal, maintaining Lions' 1-2 lead ahead of the interval.
A Joe Rabey strike and a second goal from 011ie established an insurmountable margin for victory, with on-target shots from Toby McGee nearly increasing an already impressive tally.
Luton Old Boys Youth
EB Lions U12
Lions were soundly beaten by an accomplished Luton side, despite strong attacking plays and a continued goal threat.
There were accurate strikes from Charlie Nevitt, James Hurley, Sean Woodhouse and Adam Bradley, but all were claimed by the impressive Luton stand-in keeper. Excellent link-ups between Aaron Gauntlett, Chris McGee and Will Juster stretched the hosts' defence, but the Luton back line proved insuperable, foiling the visitors' attempts on goal time and again.
MoM Dominic Ryan gave a fine display of controlled heading, expertly fielding the ball away from danger, and Aarin Johnson, Tom Horner and Jake Draper all had a hand in safeguarding the Lions goal area.
Keeper Dan Kennell was well tested throughout but took some eye-catching saves in conditions that were quickly deteriorating.
Ultimately Luton's adept passing game and steadfast defending proved too much, overpowering Lions and handing them one of their worst losses of the season.
Source: EB Lions
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