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Marine Youth U7sNetherton Athletic U7s

AFTER a long winter break, Marine and Netherton played a well-contested match on a heavy pitch at the NAC.

The match kicked-off in cold conditions and Netherton started well pressing the Marine defence early on.

Once Marine got into their stride they began to dominate proceedings, in quick succession some great forward play resulted in Jack hitting the post and then Leo sending a shot just wide of the goal.

A good break by Netherton split the Marine defence and their striker finished coolly into the corner to give them the lead.

A couple of minutes later, good work down the left by Charlie and Dan Mahaffey set Dan Calderon up to beat a few defenders and lay the ball off to Leo who finished brilliantly into the top corner to level the match.

Towards the end of the first-half the Netherton keeper made a great save tipping a shot from Jack around the post. Jordan then nearly scored only a great blocking tackle prevented him netting.

The second-half started with Marine pressurising the Netherton defence from the off. Netherton’s keeper again made a couple of good saves from Jordan and Leo. A great passing move from Marine right from defence up to Jordan ended with his shot taking a deflection and going just past the post.

Netherton came into the game and started to create a few chances, which were dealt with by the Marine defence.

Towards the end of the match, Netherton had a couple of close chances and then with minutes remaining Dan ran through the Netherton defence and from a tight angle his shot fizzed past the post.

The referee blew the final whistle and a brilliant game between two great teams finished with honours even.

Man-of-the-match for Marine went to Leo for a non-stop performance from start to finish, topped off with a great goal.

FC Marine U8sCamlyn Rangers U8s

IT WAS a rather disjointed performance by Marine in their first game in many weeks as they never really got going allowing Camlyn to put pressure on the Marine goal throughout.

Only an excellent performance from man-of-the-match Craig in goal kept the score down.

Marine did get on the scoresheet with a well-taken goal from Ethan but it was too little too late despite a spirited effort at the end.

Marine FC U8sCrosby Cobras Blue U8s

IT was another trademark performance from Marine playing some lovely passing football and creating many chances throughout.

Goals came from Ted (3), Adam C (2), Ryan and Louie L.

Great credit to Crosby who never gave up trying to play some lovely football.

Man-of-the-match for Marine went to Ryan for another very accomplished display.

Marine U11sŠ4LeonŠU11s 5

A SCORELINE that reflects the great game of junior football that was played by two evenly-matched sides.

Goals for Marine came from Alex Williamson with a brace of coolly-slotted penalty kicks while Lewis Robson and Tom Jones scored one apiece to bring the game to a very exciting end.

Man-of-the-match was captain Aaron O’Brien who kick started his team with some great runs.

Along with Tom Bennett, Scott Thomson and Jude Ainsworth the defence played well.

Ben Clarke in goal made some brave saves and distributed the ball well all over the pitch.

Credit toŠLeon who never give up and played some excellent football taking the game to Marine.

James Burke and Luke Cheshire worked hard and created some good chances for Marine.

George Scanlan and Myles Sumner worked tirelessly and were both unlucky not to score.

Tom Brown played his first game for Marine and he was excellent. He showed lots of skill and energy and could have got himself a couple of goals but for the Leon keeper playing well.

Marine U12s 5Northfield U12s 0

LAST season’s league champions were once again put to the sword by a dominant Marine team looking to get their league campaign back on track.

After a couple of excellent performances in recent friendlies it was a surprise that Marine started the game rather slowly.

However, after a brief spell of pressure from Northfield it was Marine who began to control the game creating chances.

Some good work down the left gave Marine their first real chance but a scrambled effort from Dillon Hagan and then by Ben Mulhearn couldn’t find the net.

Marine didn’t have to wait too much longer and this time Mulhearn was more clinical with his finish to give Marine a deserved lead.

Marine doubled their advantage before half-time with a great finish from Neil Monaghan.

Marine controlled the second-half as they added to their tally through Bobby Short, Brad Roberts and Harry Moore.

It was no more than Marine deserved with some excellent play throughout ensuring Liam Bromilow had very little to do in the Marine goal.

Special mentions to Ellis O’Keefe and Matty Moreton for an excellent performance.

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