How to Eclipse the opposition!

Rothbury Juniors are seen after a series of sponsorship deals that have seen the squads kitted out for the 2011-12 season. Pictured are Rothbury Eclipse U14s with sponsor Steph Bruce, of Eclipse Translations, who hands over the kit to skipper Chris Coe.

Rothbury Juniors are seen after a series of sponsorship deals that have seen the squads kitted out for the 2011-12 season. Pictured are Rothbury Eclipse U14s with sponsor Steph Bruce, of Eclipse Translations, who hands over the kit to skipper Chris Coe.

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Rothbury Eclipse U14... 8 Lowick U14...1

Glendale League U14

ROTHBURY Eclipse strode to their second win of the season over a Lowick side that performed better than the eventual score-line might otherwise suggest.

Bailey Patterson opened the scoring for the joint Glendale League leaders and he was swiftly followed by Chris Coe. Rothbury’s performance was marked by their short passing and Kyle Smith finished a particularly excellent move with an equally excellent finish.

Jordan Bruce, so often the supplier of goals with his exquisite left foot, turned scorer with a shot that rose high into the Lowick net.

Lowick always attempted to get back into the game and enjoyed some good possession which they converted into a deserved goal.

Yet Rothbury’s victory was not to be denied and Chris Coe sealed this emphatic win with three further goals.

Alas, Chris Coe’s goal-scoring feats did not win the coveted Rothbury man-of-the-match award as that honour was saved for Bailey Patterson.

Rothbury’s second victory in as many games offers great optimism for the season ahead.

Rothbury Eclipse U14...5 Longhoughton U14...0

Glendale League U14

(Saturday, September 10)

ECLIPSE made an excellent start to their Glendale League season with a handsome victory over a plucky Longhoughton side.

Rothbury were always in control of a game that was played in an excellent spirit by both teams.

Goals from Chris Coe, Jordan Bruce, Thomas Hammond and Kyle Smith gave a lead that Longhoughton could not eclipse but the Longhoughton side never let their heads drop.

The enthusiasm of the defeated team augurs well for the rest of their season, while Rothbury’s triumph may hint at an even more successful season lies in store for this strong U14 team.