FC Amble Juniors U15...0 Bedlington Juniors U15...3
NEYD Cup Final U15
IT was cup final day and all the tension leading up to this game showed in the game. Although it wasn’t a very dirty game, it was physical as Amble knew they would have to give 110 per cent for this one.
The home side got the ball rolling in what was to be an enthralling final and got off to a dangerous start when Callum Fenwick looked to play in Ali Batey – if the ball was a couple of inches to the left then the Amble striker would have been in on goal.
Bedlington were the next to look dangerous. They got a lot closer to scoring but a combination of Nathan Potts and Jason Imeson’s boot cleared the ball off the line.
Then Ronan Straughan made a good tackle, which stopped the winger getting in on goal.
Jordan King had a good run which ended up in a shot which the goalkeeper had to save well. Max Anderson chested the ball down to Fenwick and the goalkeeper came out to collect.
Amble then conceded a corner and Nathan Potts had to head out to prevent his side going 1-0 down.
Fenwick played the ball down the wing to Batey, who sprinted away from the centre-back before he tried to square it to King, but the opposition goalkeeper got a hand to it.
An Andy Flanighan free-kick was lofted over to James Oliver, who headed the ball back across goal to King, who took a crunching tackle to stop him scoring.
Bedlington took the lead. The opposition striker took a good long-range shot which looped into the back of the net (0-1).
At the end of the half, Jake Aldworth made a good save to keep Amble in the game.
With the second half over, Amble knew they would have to score to win this one.
They started the second half well. King won the ball before playing the ball out to Oliver, who whipped the ball in towards Fenwick, who, in the end, lost the ball to the defender.
Oliver was next to test the goal. He took a free-kick but it went just over the bar.
Straughan and Potts scrambled the ball away.
Bedlington won a free-kick and a flick-on meant Jake Aldworth had to pull off a good save to stop them from scoring.
Jason Imeson won the ball before he was tackled, however it only went out for a throw-in. James Liver launched in a ball towards Imeson, whose flick-on went straight to the goalkeeper.
Bedlington’s midfielder cut in before letting go of a shot which Jake Aldworth saved well.
Bedlington were on the attack and a fierce shot was fired towards Aldworth’s goal before Andy Flanighan threw his head at the ball to make a great block.
Amble were straight on the attack. Batey went one-on-one but hit the bar.
This lifted the hosts, however, Bedlington cleared the ball before it was whipped in and the opposition made it 2-0 with a tap-in. Amble tried to get back into the game, then conceded an almost identical to the second (0-3).
Amble were down which meant it was Bedlington who lifted the cup after a thrilling game.
Amble: J Aldworth, R Straughan, A Flanighan, N Potts, M Anderson, C Fenwick, J Imeson, B Little, J Oliver, A Batey, J King, J Aston, J Briggs. Man-of-the-match: Max Anderson. Match sponsor: Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club.