Amble edged out in close encounter

Action from FC Amble U12s 1 Morpeth SC Pumas (yellow) 2 on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Action from FC Amble U12s 1 Morpeth SC Pumas (yellow) 2 on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

FC Amble U12s 1 Morpeth SC Pumas 2

Newly-formed FC Amble U12s started their first home game on a very well-presented pitch at James Calvert Spence College.

With a good turn-out from the local community, Amble came out of the traps and got at the visitors in the early stages of the match .

Despite all the early pressure, Morpeth managed to get into the match and take charge and they took the lead after 20 minutes. After some good football, the ball fell to the Morpeth striker, who slotted the ball home, leaving J Belisle with no chance (0-1).

This only served to spur on Amble and they found themselves level about a minute later after a surging run from T Pirie down the left wing saw the ball break to R Brayson who played in E Bell who finished in style (1-1).

The hosts then fell behind again after they saw an attack break down as they pressed the Morpeth goal only to see the visitors catch them out on the counter with a quick break and another good finish (1-2).

With time running out, Amble continued to push, but a mix of good goalkeeping and stout defending saw the visitors hold firm.

Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: Roan Brayson.

Walbottle Terriers 2 FC Amble U12s 2

This was the first league game of newly-formed FC Amble U12s which saw the points shared in a very tight match between two very even teams, but not without some last-minute drama .

The defence of R Paton, J Stewart and M Kemp were doing their best to keep their goal intact, but were finally breached by a cracking freekick from the edge of the area, which went in the top corner leaving J Belisle with no chance (1-0) .

Walbottle continued to press and extended their lead before half-time when their striker managed to lob the ball in to the net after a bit of a scramble in the box (2-0).

It was, however, a different story in the second half; with the wind in their sails, the young Seasiders laid siege to the Walbottle goal. With the clock ticking down, Amble managed to continue the momentum and were rewarded with a great goal from E Bell who turned his marker and smashed a low drive past the hapless keeper to make the score 2-1 .

Amble continued to press and with two minutes remaining T Henshall produced a good cross from the right wing and with the ball loose R Brayson popped up to prod the ball home to draw his team level.

Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: Thomas Pirie.