Amble show spirit against high-flying Reds

FC Amble 1 Newcastle East End Reds 4

Pin Point U12, League Five

The young Seasiders played host to a strong team from Newcastle East End who are currently sitting in second place in the league.

Amble kicked into a very strong wind in the first half and did not help themselves when they went behind in the first minute from a corner (0-1).

Despite this early set-back, they continued to battle against the elements and with some good goalkeeping from J Belisle and some last-ditch defending from R Paton, M Kemp and J Stewart.

With half-time looming, Amble were holding their own, but once again created problems for themselves when a penalty was awarded against them for handball.

The penalty was well despatched and half-time followed soon after with Amble trailing (0-2). With the strong breeze at their backs, Amble tried to push their opponents back and competed well, creating a couple of good chances, but were unable to get that all-important goal to get them back in the game.

Newcastle East End held firm and caught Amble out with a good move which carved the hosts open and was well finished (0-3).

Despite this, Amble dusted themselves down and managed to gain a lifeline when D Tailford won the ball with great determination and fed the ball to E Bell, who, in turn, played in M Kerr to power through and beat the keeper (1-3).

Back in the game, Amble went is search of another but conceded again from the visitors’ goal-kick that skimmed its way through at least three Amble players and was despatched into the net to kill off hopes of a great escape (1-4).

Amble competed well and once again showed a lot of effort which will help in their upcoming fixtures against teams in the places around them in the league.

Spurrelis man-of-the match: Jamie Belisle.