FC Amble...9 Blyth Spartans Greens...0
NEYD Cup U10, Round Two
FC Amble made their first cup appearance at home in cold blustery conditions but came flying out the blocks with K Goodwin testing the keeper in only the second minute.
Amble continued to press and were only thwarted by wasteful finishing and some outstanding goalkeeping from the young Blyth keeper.
They managed to finally register the first goal of the day after 22 minutes with D Handyside breaking free and finishing in style.
D Ramshaw added a second goal just before the interval after goalkeeper, T Hall, sent a long ball over the away team defence with both D Ramshaw and D Handyside racing through and Ramshaw nipping in to take the ball off the toe of his strike partner.
Amble were set to go as the heavens opened but showed a great desire despite the conditions and were first to the ball at every opportunity. They hit the away team with a quick double salvo from D Handyside securing his hat-trick extending Amble’s lead.
The home side went 5-0 up when D Handyside won a header to send R Paton through on goal and coolly finishing from the edge of the area.
A rare foray forward from Amble skipper B Handyside saw him receive a pass from J Ford on the edge of the area and bury a powerful right-footed strike in to the bottom corner leaving the keeper helpless.
Not to be outdone J Ford then got himself on the score sheet with a sweet left-footed strike to put the home team 7-0 up.
Amble were not finished there though and continued to press.
D Handyside managed to get an eighth for Amble with a fine solo run and finish and then worked himself another goal after a nice interchange of passing with R Paton to get the final goal of the day.
Despite the nine goals the defence of T Hall, K Goodwin , B Handyside and M Kerr should be pleased with themselves after a second consecutive clean sheet.
FC Amble U10s would like to thank Amble Town Council for their kind award of £350 via the community grant scheme which will come in very handy for the forthcoming season.
Manager Barry Paton said: “The parents have been great and we have received some small donations from individuals but without help from the likes of Amble Town Council and Bruce Durham (Premier Corporate Training), we would have really struggled financially this year as setting up a team is a lot of expense.
“But the rewards of seeing the youngsters give their all makes the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile.”
Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: Dylan Handyside.