BEDLINGTON COBRAS U16 1 TUFC U16 BLUES 2
By Doug Leitch
BLUES COME AWAY FROM BEDLINGTON WITH A HARDFOUGHT 2-1 VICTORY
The Blues travelled to play a Bedlington side who statistically give little away and this proved to be the case in this difficult fixture.
Tynemouth took some time to settle and Bedlington had the better of the early exchanges
Gradually the Blues began to exert some pressure which saw the home keeper make outstanding saves from Adam Watson
, Alfie Davies
and a Thomas Taylor
free kick. Nonetheless Bedlington remained a threat on the counter attack with Ross Watson
and Fionn Given
in particular dealing well with several dangerous situations. Adam Watson
almost put the away side in front but again his effort was well saved by the Bedlington keeper
Half time 0-0
Kicking down a slight slope the Blues took the game to their hosts and were rewarded on 45 minutes when an excellent ball from Taylor allowed Adam Watson
to finish well to put Tynemouth into the lead which they probably just about deserved. Although not playing the football they are capable of the Tynemouth players were all putting in a good hard working shift. A particular mention to Jack Toner
who battled manfully on the left and to Joe Howells
who moved into centre mid and shored up the gaps in the last third of the game. Dickinson made an excellent save to see the Blues maintain their slender advantage.
Taylor was always a thorn in Bedlington's side with his mazy runs and shooting, again being denied by the inspired Bedlington keeper. The home side were still causing Tynemouth problems but it seemed with ten minutes to go the Blues had sealed the points when the home keeper could only palm away Thomas Taylor
's half volley into the path on Ross Watson
who finished well.
Bedlington, however had other ideas and following an excellent run through the Tynemouth defence their central midfielder gave Dickinson no chance. With 5 minutes to go the game was still in the balance. Adam Watson
had the chance to secure the win but again the Bedlington keeper saved brilliantly from him and to get to More's follow up effort was first class.
Tynemouth were able to see out the remaining minutes to record another win consolidating 3rd place in the league
Opposition MOM went to Thomas Taylor
with the Coaches vote going to Ross Watson