Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on February 8, 2010
EB Lions U9 Blues - 4
Luton Borough Dragons Whites - 3
In an intriguing match-up Lions claimed most of the early chances with a handful of goal attempts from Sam Carter and Myles Frederick. Borough were dangerous on the counter and despite excellent defensive work from Sam Bramston and James Glover were able to snatch the opening goal. Lions maintained a frenetic pace and a blistering Joe Rabey run brought about the equaliser. He followed up with a second but not before Borough had slotted in two.
The tempo remained high and good forward plays by Toby McGee and Ollie West looked set to pull the hosts level, until a Myles Frederick strike added the third goal ahead of the whistle.
Lions took the lead again in the second half as a perfect Joe Thorne corner found Ollie West, who netted the hosts' fourth.
Excellent keeping from Cameron Burchill held off a resurgent Borough who attacked up to the final whistle. Lions go top of the table.
Eastcotts U12 B - 2
Eaton Bray Lions U12 - 3
Slick finishes from Sean Woodhouse and James Hurley contributed a goal to each half in a match Lions dominated throughout.
Even so Eastcotts were able to match the visitors piece for piece on scoring, sneaking in twice on the counter. Slicing runs from Charlie Nevitt and Will Juster looked set to increase Lions' tally in the second but the hosts were still dangerous on the break forcing Dominic Ryan, Aarin Johnson, Mason Ashby and MoM Tom Horner into some crunching tackles.
With 10 minutes remaining, an Adam Bradley free kick found Sean, who netted for the lead, but Eastcotts seemed to establish their on momentum as the clock wound down and some tense moments ensued for well tested stand-in keeper Jake Draper.
There were scoring opportunities at both ends though, with Alex Poynter, Chris McGee and Aaron Gauntlett all in position to force possession and ultimately the visitors were able to hold on for a deserved win.
Source: EB Lions
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