Amble hit a dozen to derail the Reds’ challenge

FC Amble U10...12 Newbiggin Reds U10...0

NMSL U10s

FC Amble proved too strong for the team from Newbiggin on a blustery morning. Amble were up for this match from the first whistle and went straight on the offensive.

Their early pressure was rewarded when captain Billy Handyside unleashed an unstoppable shot from outside the box which flew into the top corner. Amble then doubled their lead after just four minutes when K Goodwin struck a long-range shot that gave the away keeper no chance (2-0).

Amble keeper T Hall made a great flying save at the other end to keep his goal intact and his side then went up the other end and once again it was B Handyside who powered down the wing before cutting inside to strike another effort for 3-0.

Not satisfied with this, he then scored an even better goal to secure a hat-trick, all from outside the area. R Paton then decided he fancied his chances and latched onto a pass from K Goodwin which he despatched clinically (5–0).

Paton was then first to react after the ball came off the bar and coolly finished from close range (6-0). D Handyside then got in on the act and added another (7-0) before R Paton was once again first to react also to score a hat trick (8-0).

The most satisfying goal of the day came from D Armstrong, who stroked the ball in from the edge of the box against the team he played for last season (9-0).

J Ford then cut the defence open with a majestic pass for D Handyside to make it double figures (10-0). M Kerr then went close after a barnstorming run before D Ramshaw scored a quick-fire double from close range to finish the day 12-0 to the Seasiders. It was a great team performance from Amble but, to their credit, Newbiggin fought to the end.

Spurrelis man-of-the-match: B Handyside.

Cramlington Town Whites...1

FC Amble...2

FC AMBLE came out on top after surviving a late scare from Cramlington Town Whites.

Amble kicked off and were quickly on top, taking the lead after only two minutes from a fine solo run and finish from D Handyside (1-0). They continued to dominate and controlled the game through the midfield with J Ford being the pivotal point of most of the good work but went in 1-0 up at the break.

The second half started in the same vein with Amble creating chances but being unable to convert. They looked comfortable at the back with T Hall directing the defence of M Kerr, R Paton and B Handyside but after 45 minutes Cramlington won a free-kick on the edge of the Amble box in a rare foray forward.

The free-kick went straight through everyone and found its way into the net for Cramlington to equalise at 1-1. This fired the youngsters from Amble up and they went all-out attack from the resulting kick off and put the Crammy keeper under all sorts of pressure.

This paid off after 48 minutes when the ball was hoisted into the Cramlington box and J Ford rose like a salmon and placed the ball in the far corner for a deserved 2-1 lead. Amble with ease and were good value for their victory.

Spurrelis man-of-the-match: J Ford.