Youth football notes
- Credit: Archant
Gorleston Rangers Eagles u9s were away to Bungay (who took Eagles to penalties in the Cup semi-final) on Sunday afternoon at what can only be described as a windswept venue.
Bungay started off a yard quicker than Eagles, with the wind and the slope, and it took a couple of scares, with saves made by Jake (an unsung hero so far this season), for Eagles to get into gear. They had a couple of decent chances later in the first half, but were unable to convert them, thus honours were even. But Eagles had done the hard work against the weather and the pitch. They had the wind at their backs in the second half and playing downhill the superiority began to show. Jake was kicking some lovely clearances from goal-kicks and the midfield of Kye, Robbie, and Ollie F (all of whom were excellent) were giving the opposition a torrid time. A superb corner from Ollie D (who worked tirelessly for the team) was met with a deft header from Kian. Eagles continued to push forward with attacks starting from Andrew and George at the back and some lovely diagonal play from all the boys, with one of those resulting in another goal, after much perseverance for Ollie F. Kye was forced off late in the game after making a brilliant defensive tackle.
Once again Eagles could not be faulted and the result, like all others so far, proves testament to how far they have come on this season.
MOM was Andrew who was a rock at the back.
There is no game this coming week at the moment, but training tomorrow as usual.
Ormesby Lads u15 saw Brazil the visitors to Station Road on Easter Sunday. With Andrew unavailable Nathan took over in goal in front of a back four of Ralph, Sam Dyson, Ben and Shane. Neither team created much early on with defences on top, then an unfortunate error of judgment saw a tame shot creep in to give Bradwell the lead.
Louis and Cain were strong in midfield and William made good breaks down the left. Jordan played some neat passes inside to Billy and Sam Dix showed good control under pressure.
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A great move saw Jamie curl a shot past the keeper only to have it ruled out by a highly controversial offside flag.
In the second half Ormesby pushed forward and Billy fired just over when clean through. Daniel showed great energy and determination in midfield while Cain was having an outstanding game alongside him. Ralph and Ben defended well and Nathan made good saves but Bradwell doubled the lead late on from a corner to leave Ormesby with nothing to show for their efforts.
MoM was Jordan, with good passes and playing with more confidence.