Young grabs point for U17s with super strike

BLYTH SPARTANS U173

BERWICK RANGERS U173

Jack Young scored a stunning equaliser in the last minute to earn Berwick Rangers Juniors a share of the points after his team surrendered a 2-0 lead.

The visitors made a bright start and were given the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot when Young was brought down in the box.But the spot kick was tipped onto the bar by the Blyth goalkeeper before the home team cleared the danger.

Minutes later Berwick did take the lead when a corner fired across by Jonathon Gillie was volleyed into the back of the net by Young.

Berwick went two up when the Blyth goalkeeper failed to hold onto an Ingram free-kick. Connor Davidson was first onto the loose ball, slotting home with composure.

But the home team pulled a goal back from a corner headed in at the back post just before half-time.

The home side took the momentum of that goal into the second half and went close a couple of times before the equaliser arrived.

Berwick, however, responded well and the game was finely balanced when Blyth scored again to go 3-2 up.

The visitors did not let their heads go down, however. Young, Ingram and Mizon all went close.

But the equaliser arrived in the last minute. It came from a good move up the left. When the ball was knocked out for a throw, Berwick took it quickly and caught Blyth on their heels. The ball was crossed for Young, who steadied himself to volley it back across goal and into the far corner for his second of the match.

BERWICK RANGERS U104

CRAMLINGTON UTD U103

Larsson Lambert scored a hat-trick as Berwick chalked up their third successive victory by beating a strong side.

The visitors took the lead after ten minutes and went on to double their lead five minutes later.

But Lambert pulled a goal back for the home team and Berwick were level again when Vinnie Clazie’s fine solo goal made it 2-2.

Berwick began the second half the way they finished the first, Lambert grabbing his second to put the home side 3-2 up.

He then grabbed his hat-trick with a spectacular free-kick. The away team pulled one back, but Berwick deserved their win against opponents they are due to meet again in a cup quarter-final.

EYEMOUTH UTD U106

LOWICK U101

This was a very good game to watch and the scoreline probably flatters Eyemouth a little as the game was much closer than it suggests.

Eyemouth started off well and were passing well, tackling well and anything James Blackman had to do in goal he did with ease. Midway through the first period Stefan Kennedy popped up in the area to finish off a fine move to make it 1-0 .

The second period began and Eyemouth found themselves under the cosh for a while. Just before the end of the period, Kyle Coull scored with a fine finish to make it 2-0 going into final third.

Three quick goals in the final third saw Lowick heads drop. David Hendy burst forward from midfield to score, then he sent Frazer Walker through to score with a neat finish and then Hendy grabbed his second with another well-taken goal. Liam White rounded off Eyemouth’s scoring with a shot into the top corner. There was still some time left for Lowick to get a consolation goal.

A good all-round performance from Eyemouth, with everyone putting in 100% and James again outstanding in goal. With six games left, the boys will aim to keep it going right to the end.