FC Amble cruise through to next round
NEYD Cup U10s 2nd round FC Amble U10s 9 Blyth Spartans Greens 0
FC Amble made their first cup appearance at home in cold blustery conditions but came flying out of the blocks with K Goodwin testing the keeper in only the 2nd minute . Amble continued to press and were only thwarted by wasteful finishing and some outstanding goalkeeping from the young Blyth keeper.
Amble managed to finally register their first goal of the day after 22 minutes with D Handyside breaking free and finishing in style (1 0). Amble added a second goal just before the interval after goalkeeper T Hall sent a long ball over the away team defence with both D Ramshaw and D Handyside racing through and D Ramshaw managing to nip in and take the ball off the toe of his strike partner to make it 2. 0 .
Amble were set to go as the heavens opened but showed a great desire despite the conditions and were first to the ball at every opportunity . They hit the away team with a quick double salvo from D Handyside securing his hat trick extending Amble’s lead to 4. 0 . Amble went 5. 0 up when D Handyside won a header in the middle of the park to send R Paton through on goal and coolly finishing from the edge of the area . A rare foray forward from Amble “skipper” B Handyside saw him receive a pass from J Ford on the edge of the area and bury a powerful right footed strike into the bottom corner leaving the keeper helpless ( 6. 0 ) .
Not to be outdone J Ford then got himself on the score sheet with a sweetly struck left footed strike to put the home team 7. 0 up. Amble were not finished there though and continued to press and D Handyside managed to get an eighth for Amble with a fine solo run and finish ( 8. 0 ) . D Handyside then worked himself another goal after a nice interchange of passing with R Paton to get the final goal of the day ( 9. 0 ).
Despite the 9 goals the defence of T Hall , K Goodwin , B Handyside and M Kerr should be pleased with themselves after a second consecutive clean sheet .
FC Amble U10s would like to thank Amble Town Council for their kind award of £350. Manager Barry Paton said “ The parents have been great and we have received some small donations from individuals but without help from the likes of Amble Town Council and Bruce Durham ( PCT ) we would have really struggled financially this year as setting up a team is a lot of expense but the rewards of seeing the youngsters give their all makes the blood , sweat and tears worthwhile “ .
Spurreli’s man of the match – Dylan Handyside