Newhall U16 Lions (7) v Barton Rovers (2)

John Simms

Match report by

John Simms
Date filed: 07 Apr 2013

Played: 7th April 2013

The Lions stormed into their 2nd Cup Final in consecutive seasons with a convincing win over Barton Rovers this morning

After falling behind to a penalty after 4 minutes, it was then up to the lads to get a grip on the game. We initially looked nervous obviously not wanting to lose another goal but as soon as we got level with a goal from Luke, the first of his hat trick there was only one team in it.
We added the second two minutes later & on 34 minutes, Luke had his 3 goals wrapped up all within the space of 8 minutes

We were continually pressing with Barton struggling to get out of their half so finishing very strong for the first half

HT 3 - 1

In the past we have been slow to get going in the second half, so i had asked the lads to give it their all for the first 10 minutes. This was duly rewarded with a finish from Jamie rounding off some good play 4 - 1

Our overall play was very good & we had looked dangerous from every set piece. It was from a corner we added number 5, George rising above everyone to head home 5 - 1

Pleasing to see the lads not dropping off & wanting more, we missed numerous chances before Thomas produced an overhead scoop into the far corner 6 - 1
The keeper was being kept very busy before we added another, Alex rising to head home at the far corner 7 - 1

As the lads started to wind down in the last minute, we unfortunately left too much space to concede another

FT 7 -2

A great display & team performance from everyone today, a thoroughly deserved win & much deserved place in the final

Well Done Lads !!! Very proud as always

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Congratulations John and the U16 Lions; wishing you all the best come Cup Final day!

Lee, Andy and the U9 Tigers

Lee CantrillLee Cantrill
07 Apr 2013 17:31

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