FC Amble Juniors U15...3 Blyth Spartans U15...2
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AMBLE took on Blyth in the first of the teams’ cup games.
Both teams were looking to have a good cup run throughout the season.
The first chance went to Brad Little and after a good one-two with Max Anderson, Little took the shot from range but the keeper was not troubled.
Blyth were next to attack but, after a great tackle, James Aston played it to Andy Flanighan who played through a great long-ball to Callum Fenwick, who claimed the assist after Ali Batey slotted home well.
Minutes later, Amble got their second.
This time, Jason Imeson turned the defender before playing it through to James Oliver who finished superbly.
Anderson troubled the Blyth keeper after a jinking run was followed by a long-range shot.
Imeson swiftly cleared a Blyth corner and Amble won a corner at the other end with Nathan Potts and Batey involved. James Oliver took the corner and the keeper saved Fenwick’s shot.
The hosts were next to attack and if it wasn’t for Matty Hunter then Blyth could have scored.
Hunter again won the ball in defence and played Little through, but the keeper beat him to the ball.
A swift move from almost Amble’s whole team ended up in Batey playing in Potts. However, he shot wide.
Cameron Roper saved a Blyth corner and Aston had to clear.
Next a Potts free-kick lead to an Oliver cross, however Fenwick shot wide.
A series of Blyth corners were to follow but all were cleared by Ronan Straughn the right-back.
Fenwick again had a shot and Imeson was there for the rebound.
The goalkeeper saved and the end of the first half was finished with a fluent Amble attack.
Aston, Potts, Little and Imeson were playing together before playing through Batey who shot wide.
The second half started and Oliver was first on the attack.
He passed it to Jordan King who played in Batey however his touch bundled into the keeper.
King was again in the next attack. He passed it to Potts and his shot hit the bar.
A switch of play from Blyth led to a good cross but the header was wide.
Blyth threatened even more and the ball went in the net but it was ruled offside after the striker headed in the rebound.
A King shot from range was saved but the next long-ranger was a spectacular.
Oliver had through-ball passed to him by Jason Imeson. The left-winger took on two players before firing the ball into the top corner.
Fenwick and Potts were in the next move and a pass to King ended up in the keeper gathering up.
Blyth were next on the attack and a one-on-one was finished by the Blyth striker to make it 3-1.
Amble bounced back with a good chance.
Amble won the free-kick and Andy Flanighan hit the post before Hunter missed from six yards at the re-bound.
With minutes to go, Blyth pulled one back but at the end of the day it was only a consolation goal.
Man-of-the-match: Ali Batey. Match sponsor: Lorimer & Sons.