JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Amble lads lose out against high-fliers

PINPOINT U12s JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Blyth Town Greens 2 FC Amble 0

The young Seasiders made the journey to play high-flying Blyth Town, who remain the only unbeaten side in the league.

The early play was very even with both teams trying to pass the ball around on a slightly bobbly pitch.

The home side took the lead when the winger cut in and fired in a vicious cross that found its way in to the back of Amble’s net, leaving J Belisle with no chance ( 1-0).

Amble recovered from this, but found themselves further behind just before the break when the hosts breached the off-side trap and the striker slipped the ball past the keeper (2-0).

Amble failed to create anything of note, but were a bit unfortunate to go in 2-0 at the break as it was a very tight affair.

The visitors came out fired up after the interval and pushed the lively E Bell upfront to try to mix things up a bit.

His running caused problems, but Amble did not get the rub of the green with regard to the ball dropping kindly.

R Brayson and D Wilkie continued to cause problems and were backed up well by D Douglas and T Henshall when changes were made.

The second half was a very tight affair and Blyth showed why they have only shipped a few goals this season, with some solid defending.

Amble also showed a mean side to their play with R Paton, M Kemp and T Mitchell not allowing the home side time and space and dealing with whatever came their way.

The game was mainly contested in the midfield and D Tailford put in another all-action display, running himself into the ground for the cause.

The second half finished with neither team adding to the score and saw Blyth come out 2-0 winners.

This was another good, hard-working team performance from Amble who continue to improve and made things difficult for the league favourites. They continue to compete and never give up, which is a great attribute and credit to the lads.

Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: Matteo Kemp with another composed and powerful display.