Amble snatch late win

FC Amble U10...2 Blyth Town Whites U10...1

NMSL U10 Prem B Division

AMBLE hosted Blyth Town Whites on a glorious morning almost three weeks since their last match.

Despite their lack of football, Amble came out of the blocks playing some nice, passing football and were the first of the two teams to put together a good attack, which saw D Handyside putting his shot just over the bar and then following up shortly after when he had a shot well-saved by the visiting keeper on 13 minutes.

Blyth did not let the hosts have it their own way but found themselves behind when J Ford showed some great individual flair before playing in D Ramshaw, who finished coolly to put Amble 1-0 up.

It was the visitors’ turn next when they hit the woodwork with a free-kick from the edge of the box. In an end-to-end match, D Ramshaw was once again through on goal after a ball from R Paton but the finish eluded him.

Amble came straight out for the second half and almost extended their lead immediately when J Ford saw his right-footed strike brilliantly pushed onto the post by the Blyth keeper when everyone thought it was on its way in.

Blyth continued to attack but the defence of B Handyside, K Goodwin and R Paton were brilliant, denying them on numerous occasions until they were finally breached after 44 minutes when Blyth got in behind and slipped the ball past keeper T Hall (1-1).

This angered the young Seasiders, who shook themselves down and pushed Blyth onto the back foot and were once again unlucky not to go ahead when K Goodwin unleashed an effort that hit the inside of the post before hitting the keeper and going behind for a corner.

Amble nearly extended their lead from the corner when the ball found its way to D Ramshaw who fired just over from a tight angle.

With time running out, Amble compiled the move of the match when keeper T Hall spread the ball to B Handyside, who sent it wide to D Handyside, who fed D Ramshaw. He turned his man and played in K Goodwin who cut inside and finished a great move in the dying seconds to give Amble a 2-1 victory.

Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: D Handyside.