NORTHUMBERLAND MINI SOCCER LEAGUE U10 DIVISION
Wallsend Boys Club...5
NEWLY-formed FC Amble found it tough going against a very good Wallsend Boys Club on their first outing in the league.
After enjoying a very good pre-season, they made a lively start to the game, playing a neat passing game.
Jaydn Ford played in Dylan Handyside for the first chance of the match only to see the Wallsend keeper make a good save.
This was followed by a good solo run and effort by Daniel Ramshaw and another good effort from Dylan Handyside.
FC Amble were then dealt a double blow when Wallsend scored two goals in quick succession (2-0).
They managed to hit back almost immediately when Daniel Ramshaw hit the crossbar with a thunderbolt of an effort and David Armstrong followed up to knock the ball into the unguarded net (2-1).
This was short-lived as Wallsend got a third goal just before the interval.
Wallsend started the second period much stronger and were thwarted by three good saves from Amble keeper Thomas Hall and also good defending from Ross Paton and Billy Handyside.
Wallsend’s dominance was again rewarded when they got two goals in two minutes to take an unassailable 5-1 lead.
After another good save from Hall, Amble came alive for the last five minutes, with Ford controlling the centre of the park and Dylan Handyside causing the away defence problems and also Billy Handyside and Matthew Kerr staying solid at the back.
Amble continued to push and got their just rewards with Dylan Handyside pushing on and scoring to pull back to 5-2.
Amble continued to battle and push forward but to no avail. A very tough opening for Amble but a good learning experience for the young lads.
FC Amble would like to give a massive thank-you to Bruce Durham for the purchase of strips and raincoats and also to Spurrelis Ice Cream Parlour for sponsoring the man-of-the-match award for the coming season.
Match ball sponsor: Pat and Kathy Garret. Spurrelis man-of-the-match: Jaydn Ford.