Prudhoe...4 FC Amble Juniors...1
PIN POINT RECRUITMENT DIVISION TWO
AMBLE needed a good start against third in the league Prudhoe and they nearly got one.
First, Jason Imeson played in Ali Batey but the defender got back just in time to slide in and win the ball.
Next, Brad Little’s header played in Batey again, however, this time the Amble striker was put off after a heavy touch to miss his shot.
Max Anderson played a long switch towards Callum Fenwick but again the defender nipped in, in the nick of time, to stop a one-on-one opportunity.
Amble’s next attack was linked up between Little and Jason Imeson in the middle of the pitch and eventually the ball ended up at Batey’s feet, but his shot was blazed over the bar.
But, on the counter-attack, Prudhoe somehow took the lead (1-0).
Amble eventually took one of their chances.
After some work on the left from James Oliver, the ball lobbed up in the air and fell to Jordan King, who volleyed it perfectly into the bottom corner (1-1).
Amble kept on attacking but again they were caught on the break.
After a long ball over the top, the homeside’s striker won it and scored from a very tight angle (2-1).
Nathan Potts’ header went to Fenwick, who ran down the wing but his cross was a bit too close to the keeper.
Amble continued to attack but failed to equalise.
The away side went into the second half as they ended the first.
Amble’s debutant Josh Briggs made a few brilliant challenges before an electric run, cutting in on his right foot. His shot grazed the bar as it went over.
King won the ball out wide and played a great pass in to Batey, however the striker’s header was just over.
James Aston played through Oliver then he found King but his shot was saved by the keeper, with the resulting corner ending up in his hands.
With 10 minutes to go, the ball was played up towards Amble’s defence and, after some more bad luck, it fell perfectly to the opposition striker, whose shot was too powerful and well placed for Jake Aldworth to save (3-1).
Oliver made a great tackle but, with Amble throwing the kitchen sink at it to try to get a goal, they were outnumbered and Prudhoe made it 4-1 after a good finish into the bottom corner.
Amble: J Aldworth, J Aston, A Flanighan, N Potts, M Anderson, C Fenwick, J Imeson, B Little, J Oliver, A Batey, J King, Josh Briggs.