Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on January 25, 2010
Eaton Bray Lions U9 Blues - 2
Sundon Athletic U9 - 0
Lions showed no sign of rust following the Christmas lay-off, poking holes in the Sundon defence and winning a string of early corners.
Agile runs from Sam Carter and Ollie West looked set to activate the hosts' goal account for 2010, but it was Toby McGee who found the end of Joe Rabey's neat through ball to finish in stunning style.
Sundon regrouped though, forcing defenders James Glover and Joe Thorne into some intelligent counters. Momentum swung back and forth and twice Cameron Burchill was called on to make some deft saves.
Excellent running and vital tackles came in the second half from Sam Bramston, as once again Sundon battled to draw level, but in a replica of their first half link-up, another Joe Rabey pass found Toby who netted to complete a brace of goals and seal the match.
Eaton Bray Lions U12 - 2
Langford U12 A - 3
Early strikes from Will Juster, MoM Sean Woodhouse and James Hurley ensured Lions took momentum during the opening half. A Langford corner ahead of the break put the visitors in front though, another shortly after stretching the gap. The balance shifted back and forth for the last few minutes of the half and Dan Kennell was pressured into some eye-catching saves. Strong support from defenders Aarin Johnson, Mason Ashby, Rom Horner and Jake Draper staved off further offences until the whistle, while Aaron Gauntlett pressed forward in relentless fashion.
Langford stepped up their forward movement following the break and a nervy goalmouth scrabble was cleared well by Ben Roberts and Adam Bradley, swinging possession back to the hosts. Sean capitalised to send in the perfect through-ball before James completed a corner with a goal-of-the-season contender to draw level.
Despite accomplished links between Dominic Ryan, Alex Poynter and Chris McGee, as well as a barrage of threatening Charlie Nevitt runs, Langford were able to strike once more, securing a narrow victory.
Source: EB Lions
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