Rothbury Rgrs U10 4 Longhorsley U10 1
Despite going a goal down to a strong Longhorsley side, Rangers finished well to secure their fourth straight win in the U10 section of the Glendale League.
Four quick and incisive passes carved open the Rangers back-line to set up a clear chance which the Longhorsley number six finished.
Rangers, enjoying a rare incursion into the Longhorsley area, appeared to have lost their chance of equalising, but as Rothbury’s Adam Barnes saw his shot charged down by the Longhorsley defence, the rebound was turned in by a Longhorsley defender under great pressure from Rothbury centre-forward Sam Burdis.
After the break, Rothbury took the lead with a goal from Ethan Arkle, who gathered a long clearance from the Longhorsley defence, produced a series of quicksilver feints before finishing. Next, Sam Burdis picked up a pass from the indefatigable Elliot Fox and, after dummying his marker, evaded two other tackles before chipping the ball past the Longhorsley keeper and into the net.
Ethan Arkle scored the fourth goal, darting between two Longhorsley players to strike the ball home for a goal which sealed both a triumphant 4-1 victory and underlined the huge improvement made by a Rangers side growing in confidence.