Young Seasiders slip up

Under 12, League Five

NEE Yellows 3 FC Amble 1

Amble were the visitors to the East End of Newcastle on a blustery Sunday morning for their first game in four weeks due to inclement weather conditions.

It was the home side who started brightest and they forced a good save out of keeper J Belisle in only the second minute. Amble slowly got a foot-hold in the match and T Henshall was unlucky to see his outrageous effort, from fully 40 yards, just clear the cross-bar with the keeper in no man’s land.

However, the home side took the lead when their winger was played in and he struck a good shot that J Belisle was unable to keep out (1-0).

Amble then introduced lively winger D Wilkie from the bench for his debut and after only a few minutes he tested the keeper with a good strike and forced a corner.

From E Bell’s corner, M Kerr held the ball well before dropping off to captain R Paton who finished in style from the edge of the box (1-1).

After taking to the field for the second half, the whole Amble team switched off and allowed the home side to score straight from the kick-off with a decent strike from the edge of the box (2-1).

If this was not bad enough, within three minutes of the restart, they were 3-1 down when a poorly-struck shot evaded everyone and found its way in to the back of the net.

Amble never really recovered from this and a mixture of tiredness and a heavy pitch seemed to takes its toll and they very rarely threatened the hosts goal.

Spurreli man-of-the match: Thomas Pirie.