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KYPC Wolves U9...3 Alnwick Town Cobras U9...3

U9 Divisional Cup

COBRAS travelled to Killingworth to play the leaders of the KYPC league and knew this would be a tough game.

The visitors took the lead when the ball came out to Kristian Atkinson, who volleyed over the keeper from 20 yards. But back came KYPC with an equaliser (1-1).

Both teams were playing some good football. Cobras’ Archie Smith picked up the ball on the edge of the box, beat a player and curved a shot into the top corner (1-2).

From a Cobras corner, KYPC broke and scored (2-2). Smith got his second after a scramble in the box (2-3). KYPC were pressing for an equaliser and with 30 seconds remaining, Cobras conceded a sloppy goal (3-3).

They had to lift themselves for extra-time and, with both teams cancelling out each other, the game went into penalties.Cobras’ keeper Robbie Parker won the game with two brilliant saves.

Managers Kev Smith and Dave Middleton were happy with the result against a very good side, credit must go to both teams for a great game of football. Cobras are through to the quarter-finals.

Cramlington Lions U9...0 Alnwick Town Cobras U9...14

ALNWICK Cobras travelled to Cramlington in midweek for a re-arranged league game.

Cobras were up for this from the start, Jay McEwan had his shooting boots on and it wasn’t long before he scored a quick hat-trick.

Archie Smith got Cobras fourth, Jonathan McNicol got the fifth, Josh Middleton scored the sixth.

Cobras were starting to knock the ball about with ease, Smith got his second and Cobras’ seventh.

McNichol grabbed his second and Cobras’ eighth, before Reece Graham chipped the keeper for the ninth. McEwan added another to take his tally to four and the Cobras to 10.

Graham grabbed his second to make it 11. McNichol got his third for 12-0 and Middleton hit a great shot for his second and Cobras’ 13th.

Graham notched his hat-trick and Cobras 14th. Cobras played some good football and another clean sheet.

Managers Kev Smith and Dave Middleton were especially pleased the team passed and scored some great goals.