Win snatched from Amble youngsters’ grasp

Cramlington Jrs U10...3 FC Amble U10...3

NMSL U10 Prem B Division

AMBLE threw away two precious points as Cramlington Juniors equalised with the last kick of a very good match.

Amble were once again slow out of the blocks and keeper T Hall had to be alert when Cramlington had their first effort on goal after just 20 seconds.

This seemed to waken up the youngsters and D Ramshaw tested the home keeper with a smart shot.

Amble continued to push and got their rewards after 10 minutes when D Ramshaw turned the defender inside out before playing in D Handyside who then picked out M Kerr at the back post to strike a well-placed shot passed the keeper ( 0-1 ).

Both teams pressed for more goals but it was the seasiders who went in to the half-time interval in front.

After a tight first half, the match sparked in to action with a flurry of goals.

Amble went 2-0 up when J Ford broke through and finished with a delightful finish into the far corner of the net.

At this point Amble were controlling the game and were comfortable. They then switched off and rather than pass the ball had a crazy three-minute spell where they totally lost their shape and concentration and found themselves level after two quick goals ( 2-2 ).

They managed to recover their composure and went back in front with three minutes of the match left when J Ford played in D Ramshaw who tucked the ball away ( 2-3 ). With the clock ticking down, Amble needlessly gave away the ball and Cramlington took full advantage with a cross that evaded everyone except the home striker who was unmarked in the centre of the goal with an open net ( 3-3 ).

There was not even time to kick off as time was now up.

The youngsters from Amble need to realise that you need to fully concentrate for the duration of the match and at this level of football you will be punished if you switch off. They went from being totally in charge and moving the ball well to a team that looked like they had never played together. They now need to pick themselves up for next week’s match at home to Wallsend Boys club and regain the passing game that has served them well so far this season .

Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: J Ford.