Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on February 15, 2010
EB Lions U9 Blues - 2
Sundon Park Rangers U9 - 1
Lions retained a top place with a comfortable home win over Sundon Park on Saturday. A clinical finish from Ollie West in the first half gave Lions the lead, Joe Rabey tapping in cleanly for the second following a jinking run that left the visitors defence confounded.
Sundon's goal came from a penalty following a Lions hand ball and despite an accomplished stop from keeper Cameron Burchell, the visitors slotted in the rebound.
There was no paucity of chances for the hosts to increase their tally, Sam Carter, Toby McGee and Sam Bramston all shooting wide. Laser guided corners from Joe Thorne and resolute defending by James Glover kept Lions on top in a game which could have finished with a much broader goal margin.
Bedford Park Rangers U12 - 5
EB Lions U12 - 2
Lions slipped to defeat despite promising glimpses of their evolving potential. Undone by some pacey Bedford runs and strategic deliveries, the visitors nonetheless defended resolutely, Aarin Johnson, Alex Poynter, Tom Horner, Mason Ashby and Adam Bradley clearing well to the wings. Lions' persistence at goal paid off, Charlie landing a well timed shot to grab the first of two, but Bedford were able to strike back too easily.
Regrouping after the break, Lions put together some talented runs, Chris McGee working the right wing effectively, and a barrelling through ball from Ben Roberts finding the feet of James Hurley.
The ensuing goal mouth scrabble resulted in Lions' second, credited fifty-fifty to James and Charlie. Gritty attacks by Will Juster almost secured a third but the defensive skills of Aaron Gauntlett were well tested and Bedford drove in hard to the final whistle, inspiring Dan Kennel into some athletic saves.
Source: EB Lions
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