Kingston Park 1 FC Amble 1 (Kingston Park won 5-4 on penalties)
Pinpoint League Shield U12s
For the second week in a row, Amble found themselves going into a penalty shoot-out, when they visited Kingston Park.
The young Seasiders once again came flying out the traps and played some good football early on and created some good chances.
They took a deserved lead when M Kerr broke through the defence with a strong run and dispatched a good finish past the despairing dive of the home goalkeeper (0-1).
It was, however, once again their inability to defend corners that cost them before half-time when the ball broke to the edge of the box and was smashed into the Amble goal with no pressure on the ball (half-time: 1-1).
Amble came out fighting in the second half, but could not recreate the same energy as they had in the first half .
They still created a few goal-scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert them due to a mixture of good goalkeeping and wasteful finishing.
Kingston Park had a good go themselves, but both teams were unable to add to the scores and the game ended 1–1.
Two periods of extra-time failed to produce another goal and, after their win on penalties the previous week, Amble were hoping to emulate this success.
Unfortunately, on this occasion they were beaten 5–4 on penalties, with M Kerr, R Paton, D Tailford and R Brayson all converting from the spot.
Once again, another good experience for the improving Amble team, who continue to compete and give their all.
With another cup game next week, manager Barry Paton is hoping the match is resolved in normal time as he said what little hair he has left is now pure grey.
Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: Matthew Kerr. Many thanks to Belle Cadeaux, who kindly sponsored the match.