Kingston Park United U12 2 FC Amble U12 2
The young Seasiders visited Kingston Park for the last friendly match of the pre-season on what was perfect conditions for football.
Amble came out of the traps first and played some decent football in the early stages of the match without really troubling the hosts’ goal.
It was, however, the home team who took the lead with a well-worked goal, which saw the striker score from the edge of the area, leaving J Belisle with no chance in the Amble goal (1-0).
Before Amble could really get themselves organised, the hosts doubled the lead with some poor play from the visitors (2-0).
Amble managed to steady the ship, with R Paton,M Kemp and J Stewart providing a more solid base on which to build.
With their ears stinging from a half-time blast from manager Barry Paton, the youngsters managed to settle down and cause Kingston Park a few problems with good work down the flanks from D Douglas and T Henshall.
E Bell was causing problems with his pace upfront and R Brayson was backing him up well.
Amble continued to push and D Douglas stretched the defence with a great run down the left-wing before sending over a cross that was despatched by J McAllistair arriving in the box (2 -1).
The visitors continued to press with M Kerr and T Pirie getting to grips with the physical battle in midfield to give Amble a good foothold.
With their tails now up, Amble went on the offensive and continued to dominate and went close again with a good strike from E Bell that just cleared the crossbar.
With the clock ticking down, R Paton popped up with the ball and beat two players before the ball broke to E Bell, who prodded it, only to see the keeper get a block on it.
Then Paton, who had continued his run, smashed the ball into the net to see the match go level with a minute left until the end ( 2-2 ).
Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: Jason McAllistair in his last game before he moves to Australia.