Big display from the Giants

Alnwick Town Giants U8s...5 Wooler U8s...2

Glendale League U8s

THE return fixture between Alnwick and Wooler on Saturday was once again a hard-fought, even game.

Alnwick started well, with the midfield of Ethan, Joe and Harvey moving the ball around well. Midway through the first period Harvey scored the first goal of the game with a tremendous shot (1-0).

This brought Wooler back to life and they soon equalised with a very good goal from their hard-working centre-forward (1-1). Some tremendous defending from Tyler and Mathew C and good goalkeeping from Harry kept the scores even.After some good play between Cameron and Harvey, the latter scored his second goal but once again Wooler levelled the score just before half-time (2-2).

Tyler replaced Harry in goal at half-time and, with Connor and Mathew M tying up the Wooler defence, this allowed Mathew C to score the goal of the game with a mazy run and fine shot into the bottom corner of the Wooler net (3-2).

This gave the Alnwick team confidence and the hard-working Cameron got his just rewards, scoring Alnwick’s fourth goal (4-2).

Wooler kept going and were awarded a penalty for hand-ball. The centre-forward, looking for his third, stepped up with a tremendous shot which the cat-like Tyler, flying across his goal, managed to claw the ball over the bar.

Harry came on for the last 10 minutes, replacing the ever-improving Connor and from the Wooler goalkeeper’s kick, Harry managed to control the ball and coolly slot it into the corner of the net. Great celebrations ensued with Harry and Cameron nearly knocking each other out (5-2).

The Wooler team would not lie down but some great tackling from Ethan and hard running from Joe meant that Alnwick held on for a great win.

Another fine display from the whole Alnwick squad keeping up their undefeated start to the season. The boys thanked the new kit sponsors, Total Flooring and Northumbria Pets.