No breeze for Amble lads

Amble U10...3 Ashington U10...2

NMSL U10 PREM B DIVISION

AMBLE reversed this fixture and were very grateful to Ashington for accommodating them to get their final fixture of the season played on a windy morning at Hirst Welfare.

Amble controlled most of the play but were hauled back by two stunning strikes to mean Ashington were always in the game.

Amble kicked-off into a strong wind and were almost undone when Ashington fired over after only two minutes.

Amble then got the ball down and played nice football to pull the Ashington team around the pitch. Amble had a great chance when D Handyside raced through and went around the keeper only to see his shot kept out by a covering defender on the line, M Kerr struck a vicious effort from the rebound which saw the keeper get back and make a great save.

M Kerr followed this up shortly afterwards with another well-struck shot that was again well kept out.

R Paton, B Handyside and K Goodwin kept Ashington at bay and the one opportunity Ashington created was kept out by a brave save from Kepper T Hall who took a knock to the head when going down at the feet of the striker.

Amble continued to caress the ball about well and kept good width through D Handyside and D Armstrong who both caused their markers problems all morning.

Amble opened their account shortly before half-time when J Ford followed up his original shot to blast the ball home (1-0).

Amble then had the wind at their back and took advantage early in the second half when D Handyside sent over a pinpoint free-kick for D Ramshaw to finish neatly at the back post (2-0).

However, when Amble thought that they were going to have an easy morning Ashington responded with a fantastic long-range strike which had T Hall at full-stretch but despite getting his fingertips to it the ball snuck in under the bar (2-1).

Amble were undeterred by this set back and pushed on for more goals.

D Handyside once again broke through and was thwarted by a good save from the keeper and K Goodwin also had a shot well saved before Amble netted once again.

It was once again D Handyside who assisted another goal with some good play before squaring for sniffer Ramshaw to once again finish in style (3-1).

With time ticking down Ashington once again came back in to it with another top class strike which rifled in to the very corner of the goal with T Hall once again having no chance (3-2).

Amble managed to see the remainder of the game out and came away with a good victory against a very good Ashington team in a match played in great spirit.

That completes Ambles maiden season in what has been an absolutely tremendous response from the young seasiders who have matched up well to the big guns in the area and they have more than held their own.

FC Amble would like to give a massive thank you to Bruce Durham from Premier Corporate Training who provided strips and raincoats for the newly formed team and also Katie Spurr from Spurreli Ice Cream parlour who has provided ice creams for players attaining the man of the match. This support has been massive in respect of getting the team moving in the right direction and is greatly appreciated.

Spurreli man-of-the-match was shared - D Handyside/T Hall.