Thirteen not unlucky for plucky Amble juniors

WBFC Blues U10...0 FC Amble U10...13

NMSL U10 Division S

THIS was yet again a fantastic performance from the youngsters from Amble which saw them blitz a shell-shocked WBFC Blues team from Whitley Bay who had no answer to the power and passing game that Amble produced.

FC Amble scored in the first minute of the game when the ball landed at the feet of D Handyside who despatched the ball clinically (1-0).

They doubled their lead a minute later when D Ramshaw struck the ball from long range in to the top corner giving the keeper no chance (2-0).

FC Amble then began to enjoy themselves and produced some slick passing which Whitley Bay had no answer to.

They soon added a third goal from a J Ford corner which K Goodwin controlled and powered into the roof of the net to make it 3-0.

J Ford then netted after some great link up play with D Armstrong (4-0).

D Handyside scored a quick-fire double to give him yet another hat-trick to extend the lead to 6-0, just before half-time Ford struck a majestic left-footed strike from outside the area to give FC Amble a well-deserved 7-0 lead at the interval.

The second half kicked off in the same vein with the defence of M Kerr, R Paton and B Handyside not giving the home team even a sniff at goal.

Amble then extended their lead with the tricky wing play of D Armstrong playing in the diminutive D Ramshaw who finished coolly (8-0).

The FC Amble goalkeeper T Hall was then given a chance to show his skills outfield after a quiet afternoon between the sticks and he was involved straightaway when his shot was parried by the keeper only to fall to Ramshaw to tuck away for his hat-trick and make it 9-0.

Not happy with three goals D Ramshaw then extended his personal tally to five for the game with two more goals in quick succession, making the score 11-0. D Handyside then got his fourth of the afternoon with a great run and finish to make it 12-0.

Just before full-time, Amble were awarded a penalty and up stepped keeper T Hall with a finish Alan Shearer himself would have been proud of to draw an end to the game with the visitors running out 13-0 winners.

It was a great performance but the youngsters know that there are some hard games to come in the next few weeks and they will need to be on top of their game to keep their good run of form going.

Spurrelis man-of-the-match: J Ford.