Juniors fail to recover from a poor start

Whitley Coast Soccer U15...4 FC Amble Juniors U15...2

Pin Point Recruitment U15, Division Two

AMBLE went into their second game after the Christmas break against a team who were flying high at the top of the league.

Amble didn’t, however, get off to the greatest of starts and fell behind straight away with two quick goals (2-0).

Callum Fenwick, however, gave Amble a chance of getting back into the game after his sharp effort on goal nestled into the bottom corner (2-1).

But just minutes later the hosts regained their two-goal advantage (3-1).

Then it went from bad to worse for the visitors and after a great looping ball over the top, Amble found themselves 4-1 down, giving them a mountain to climb in the second half.

The half, though, was started well by Amble and a Ronan Straughn tackle led to Jordan King running through on goal, but it was saved by the keeper. On Amble’s next attack Max Anderson played in Callum Fenwick whose thunderous effort gave Amble some hope (4-2).

In the final few stages of the game, Amble were throwing everyone forward and were peppering the hosts’ goal. First King had his shot cleared off the line before Brad Little’s long-range shot flew just over the bar.

If it wasn’t for Amble’s superb back four then it would have been more, but in the end there was just not enough time for the unlucky visitors.

Amble: J Aldworth, M Anderson, A Flanighan, J Aston, R Straughn, J Oliver, J Imeson, B Little, N Potts, A Batey, C Fenwick, J King. Man-of-the-match: Max Anderson.