Wallsend Boys Club: 3, FC Amble: 4
NMSL U10s Prem B Division (08/04/12)
In a reversal of last weeks match, it was the young seasiders who came out on top with a last gasp winner to gain a great three points against their illustrious hosts.
Amble were once again slow out of the blocks on what was a very good playing surface, but were thankful to keeper T Hall early on after he pushed a well struck shot around the post to keep Wallsend at bay. The game was played mainly in the middle of the park with a good midfield tussle, before Wallsend broke the deadlock with a deflected shot that found its way into the net (1-0).
Amble then woke up and took control of the proceedings, and managed to equalise after D Handyside did well, before crossing for J Ford to crash the ball home (1-1). Amble were on the up, and it was once again D Handyside who produced a great run and finish from a tight angle, after being played-in by D Armstrong (1-2). With Amble in total charge, they once again lost concentration and let in the hosts, just before halftime, when they failed to react to the rebound, after T Hall had made a good save only to see the striker tap in from close range. Half time 2-2.
After the interval, the seasiders managed to get a better shape, with R Paton and B Handyside controlling the defensive line to keep Wallsend out. It was Amble who took a deserved lead when they put pressure on the Wallsend back line and, after a scramble, the ball fell to D Armstrong, who calmly produced a quality finish from the edge of the area (2-3). Amble continued to defend well as a unit, but were caught again with two minutes left on the clock when Wallsend broke and crossed to equalise with another scrambled finish (3-3). After having the stuffing knocked out of them the previous week, conceding a last minute equaliser, Amble refused to take it lying down and, with great determination, pushed forward for the win. With the game in the last minute, J Ford drove at the heart of the defence and the ball broke to him from D Ramshaw’s pass, and Ford managed to poke the ball home for what proved to be the winning goal (3-4).
The seasiders, despite not being at their best, managed to produce a good victory and battled until the final whistle to get their rewards against a good team from Wallsend Boys Club.
Spurreli’s Man of the match: D Handyside