Last-minute heartache for bounce-back boys

Blyth Town U15...3 FC Amble Juniors U15...3

Pin Point Recruitment U15, League Two

AMBLE had a great chance in the first minute of the game.

Jordan King was played in one-on-one with the keeper but the keeper just did enough to make the Amble striker put it wide.

Max Anderson was next to test the opposition goal. His long-range effort had to be tipped over by the keeper.

From the corner, the ball was whipped in to Jason Imeson, but his header went over the bar.

Jason Imeson again tested the goal, this time with a long-range strike that went wide. Jordan King showed his speed down the wing before he put in a good cross which the Blyth defender had to put it behind for a corner.

However, Amble’s high amount of pressure didn’t pay off.

Blyth went up the pitch and won a corner which was not cleared by Amble and a free header at the back post made it 1-0 to the home side.

Amble tried to bounce back straight away with Jordan King and Nathan Potts linking up well. The latter put in a great cross that Ali Batey could only steer just wide.

With the first half over, Amble came out fighting in the second. They didn’t get the best of starts and if it wasn’t for a good save from Jake Aldworth, they may have gone 2-0 down.

Then Amble did bounce back.

Max Anderson bombed down the wing before cutting in and firing the ball into the near corner of the net.

Amble tried to get a second when Josh Briggs held the ball up well before he crossed to Nathan Potts who laid it back to Jason Imeson whose shot was just wide.

Amble were on the attack again.Josh Briggs gave the ball to Jordan King who put it down the line for Max Anderson.

He chipped the ball beautifully over the keeper to Ali Batey who nodded in with ease.

Then Amble made it three.

Josh Briggs cut inside the box and was fouled. Ali Batey stepped up from 12 yards and slotted home.

However, it wasn’t over yet. Blyth won a free kick and, after a goalmouth scramble, the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Then in the dying few minutes it was heartache for Amble.

The home side’s striker was played in on goal and he placed the ball well out of the goalkeeper’s reach to end the game 3-3.

Team: J Aldworth, A Flanighan, M Anderson, R Straughan, N Potts, C Fenwick, J Imeson, B Little, J King, A Batey, J Briggs, J Aston.

Man-of-the-match: M Anderson.