FC Amble U12 3 Walbottle Terriers U12 1
Amble played host to Walbottle on a great playing surface on what turned out to be a lovely winter’s morning.
From the first whistle, the young Seasiders were on top and did not allow the visitors to settle into any kind of rhythm.
Amble moved the ball quickly and took the lead midway through the first half when M Kerr played a delightful through-ball to E Bell who finished with aplomb, dispatching the ball into the top corner, leaving the keeper with no chance (1-0).
Amble continued to boss the game, but did not create the number of chances their possession deserved.
R Paton, M Kemp and J Stewart dealt comfortably with any forays the visitors had and went into the break with a clean sheet.
After dominating, Amble came out in the second half and immediately allowed Walbottle back into the game with a rare opportunity.
They managed to clear a corner, but were too slow getting out and played the visitors’ striker onside and unmarked.
They saw their lead disappear when J Belisle was beaten (1-1).
Unperturbed, Amble then showed their mettle and took the game by the scruff of the neck and knocked the ball about the pitch, leaving the visitors chasing shadows.
They took a deserved lead when J Stewart picked the ball up on the halfway line and strode forward before striking it from fully 30 yards.
It went in off the underside of the bar, with the Walbottle keeper having no chance (2-1).
Amble then went on to clinch the three points with a decisive third goal when captain R Paton fed the ball to T Henshall who jinked around two defenders before hitting a cracking strike into the bottom corner (3-1).
The hosts managed to see out the remainder of the match with no scares and secured back-to-back wins in the league.
The Seasiders continue to progress at a good level and are now producing the type of entertaining football they are capable of in what was probably their best display of the season to date.
Spurrelis man-of-the-match: Jack Stewart.