Great wins for Rangers and Amble

Pin Point Recruitment Junior Football League

U11 La Liga 1

Longhoughton Rangers U11s 10 Stakeford Juniors 0

Building on last week’s 3-0 win over Blyth Cosmos, Longhoughton Rangers produced a blitzkrieg of football that blew a valiant Stakeford Juniors side away.

With the game only 10 minutes old, some slick interplay in midfield released Ben Lawton on the right wing. His pin-point cross was met by Lewis Fairbairn at the back post with a thumping header into the roof of the net.

What followed was a devastating 10 minutes for Stakeford with man-of-the-match Alex Threlfall netting a quick fire hat-trick, the first of which was an absolute beauty.

After picking the ball up in his own half and playing a lovely one-two with Patterson, Alex found himself clear on goal, drawing the keeper out. His finish was sublime stroking the ball into the bottom right corner (2-0).

The second was a real poacher’s goal, making no mistake with the ball bouncing around the box after a powerful Atkinson free-kick.

His hat-trick goal was all of his own making though, shrugging off tackles and driving straight through the Juniors’ defence, he squared up and slammed the ball home.

Within seconds of the restart Rangers had their fifth. A surging run and pass from Cormack found Sam Dover free in the box who turned and prodded home for his fourth goal in three games.

Some neat play in midfield saw Gareth Rickaby surge into the box and unleash a shot that the keeper couldn’t hold and Cormack followed in, tapping home the loose ball to make it 6-0.

Lewis Fairbairn grabbed his second of the game when he latched onto a through-ball, to outpace the defence and lash his shot home from the edge of the box (7-0).

A misplaced goal kick straight to Ben Lawton saw him jink one way then the other into the box before bending a right-foot shot into the far corner for 8-0.

William Patterson grabbed Rangers’ ninth after taking the ball down in midfield with a nice bit of skill and streaking forward before finishing with aplomb.

The scoring was wrapped up when Lawton grabbed his second with a measured finish after some great build up play.

Another great performance from Longhoughton Rangers who host Whitley Bay Boys Club Blues next Sunday in the Pin Point League Cup.

U12, League Five

West Denton JFC 1

FC Amble U12s 4

The young Seasiders travelled to high-flying West Denton who had a 100 per cent record in the league and managed to shock their opponents by coming away with a well-deserved three points.

FC Amble went ahead with 10 minutes on the clock when speedy winger D Douglas was sent clear by E Bell and checked inside before striking an unstoppable finish from 20-yards-out.

Amble continued to have the better possession but let their opponents back in the game when they scored direct from a corner to level.

Amble were being pegged back by the resurgent West Denton team but kept them at bay with impressive defending by M Kemp, R Paton and J Stewart with keeper J Belisle prepared to put his body on the line to keep the score level until half-time.

Amble had a reshuffle to try to stem the flow and this worked perfectly with the shape of the team looking much improved.

They regained their lead when E Bell once again opened up the home defence putting M Kerr through to finish clinically.

Amble extended their lead once again with E Bell sending a shot across the six-yard box with diminutive winger R Brayson popping up at the back post with a classy flick to leave the goalkeeper with no chance.

With a bit of pressure starting to build on Amble, M Kemp sent a long ball up the pitch which M Kerr latched on to before once again finishing in style.

Amble kept on battling until the final whistle to come away with a great victory to record their third league win in a row which should hopefully give them both momentum and belief for the rest of the season as their opponents will most definitely be up contesting the championship at the end of the season.

Spurreli man-of-the-match: Matteo Kemp.