Great away win for Alnwick youngsters

Walker Juniors U13 2 Alnwick U13 3

U13 Division Two

Alnwick were at Walker for a league game on Sunday and came away with a much-deserved win.

They were on top straight away, quick to the ball and on the attack at every opportunity displaying some lovely one-touch football.

The first goal actually came from a route-one long ball from Keiran Moffat, Alfie Murton quickly getting behind the Walker defence to neatly slot in the corner (1-0).

Alnwick were playing a new three-five-two formation, which was working well and Walker couldn’t find a way through the back three of Rhys Hogg, Max Clark and Brandon Crombie.

The second goal for Alnwick came when Craig Muter went on a good run through the middle and fed Lucas Robinson, who tucked it away for a 2-0 lead.

Wide players Ant Connor and Tom Robinson were using the space well to get in some good crosses, which kept Walker on the back foot. It was really attack after attack but surprisingly the score remained 2-0 at half-time.

The second half began with Alnwick playing into a strong breeze but this didn’t deter them. They were still playing all the football. Will Symons in midfield was putting in a lot of hard work, attacking and defending.

Walker were using the wind to their advantage, though, and, following a good through-ball, pulled a goal back (2-1).

The boys had to dig deep and Keiran Moffat had to make a couple of good catches to keep Walker at bay.

Gradually though, Alnwick looked threatening again. Murton played a good ball to Muter, who got to the line and pulled it back for Cam Thorpe to blast home from close range (3-1).

It looked like the game was won but Walker were determined to make a fight of it and in the closing stages got a second goal (3-2).

Soon after, the final whistle went and Alnwick grabbed the points. A very good team performance against a tough Walker side, well refereed by the official.

Alnwick: K Moffat, B Crombie, R Hogg, M Clark, W Symons, A, Connor, C Thorpe, C Muter, A Murton, T Robinson, L Robinson. Man-of-the-match: Brandon Crombie. Some great tackling and quality passing out of defence.