Blues come from behind to continue winning run
By Chris Bowler
The Under13 Blues fought hard to keep their winning run going......
The Under13 Blues fought hard to keep their winning run going in a ten goal thriller at Lockey Park. The boys were in confident mood going into the game but knew Wideopen also had a 100% record this season.
Wideopen started stronger and were only denied by the woodwork and some fantastic last ditch defending from Thomas. Their breakthrough came from a corner, headed home after some sloppy marking. In the past this might have meant heads going down but not this season, as the boys regrouped and fought hard to get back in the game, the breakthrough coming from the now confident striker Sam , latching onto the through ball and sliding the ball past the onrushing keeper. Wideopen passed well and again took the lead when the Blues failed to clear their lines. The remainder of the first half was end to end stuff but Blues drew level when the ball fell to Harry in the box who poked it home for the equaliser.
Second half saw a few changes with Blake moving into left midfield and Charlie W to left back to try and shore things up. This also meant Charlie P switching to right midfield where he started to show his quality and Tynmouth were soon ahead when Charlie P placed a feeekick for Harry B to flick on and in form Sam to run onto for his second of the match. Tynemouth extended their lead when Lucas dribbled his way to the By-line and pull his cross back for Harry to get his second too. Tynmouth grew in confidence and the passing was coming together down both wings, Charlie P making the Wideopen left back dizzy , turning him inside and out. It was from the left where our next goal came though when Blake turned inside and lofted a shot into the box, which the Wideopen keeper couldn't keep it out of the net. Wideopen reacted by making a change and the tall striker they brought on soon pulled one back for the hosts. Again Tynemouth showed real character and kept their good passing going, Euan playing Sam through and in his current form Sam made the chance look easy as he rounded the keeper to slide the ball home. Wideopen were able to pull back another but this only proved to be a consolation as the Blues ran out winners again.
Really please with the win , but the lads can't afford complacency as they showed in the first half in future games. Really impressed by the reactions of the team though. Man of the match Harry was outstanding in the second half and Sam grabbed his third hat trick of the season which is excellent.
Lads at the back played well and some good play from Daniel playing the ball out under pressure. Martin and Thomas were out muscled once or twice by the Wideopen centre forward, but the organisation, positioning and communication is improving as each match goes by.
Well done to all the lads!