Cobras prove they have the bite in both cup and league

Whitley Bay Whites...2 Alnwick Town Cobras...5

NMSL U9 PREMIERSHIP B

COBRAS played their first game in the Premiership B League on Saturday which was away to Whitley Bay Whites.

They started strongly and were awarded a free-kick just outside the box, Kristan Atkinson stepped up and hit a great shot into the top corner.

Cobras were starting to get their passing game going, and it wasn’t long before the chances came along.

Archie Smith was played through but his shot just went wide.

Jay McEwan put Marco Mackenley through to make it two and Smith found himself with just the keeper to beat, but his shot came back off post.

McEwan was on hand to score the third though.

Whitley Bay hit back with two quick goals to make it 3-2.

Cobras had to raise their game and didn’t waste much time.

McEwan put Smith through again but his shot went wide.

Cobras stretched their lead when Smith put Mackenley through who calmly slotted the ball into the net.

Mackenley then shrugged off a defender to score his hat-trick and Cobras’ fifth.

Managers K Smith and D Middleton said this was probably the best team performance of the season with some great passing, attitude and team spirit, 10 out of 10.

Wideopen Rockets...0 Alnwick Town Cobras...5

U9 DIVISIONAL CUP

COBRAS cruised through to the semi-finals of the cup with a comfortable win away at Wideopen on Sunday.

They scored the first with a good passing move down the right with Kristan Atkinson crossing for Archie Smith to score.

The visitors scored their second when Marco Mackenley was put through to coolly slot the ball into the net.

Mackenley then became the provider with a neat pass to set Jay McEwan clear to score Cobras’ third.

McEwan returned the favour by setting Mackenley clear to score his second and Cobras’ fourth.

Smith grabbed his second from a corner which the keeper could only touch into the net to make it five.

Mangers K Smith and D Middleton said the team were a bit tired with two games in two days but the lads did well and are starting to play as a team.