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Marine Youth U7sMarina Sands U7s

MARINE started the match off well by pressing the Marina defence and creating a couple of chances which all went narrowly wide.

Marina then started to come into the game and put a lot of pressure on a resolute Marine defence, forcing some good tackles and saves.

Both teams kept attacking until the end of the opening half. Marine’s play was excellent with some great passing right throughout.

The second-half started slowly but after a few minutes Marine finally made the breakthrough through good work on the right by Leo to set Dan Calderon free in the box.

He beat a defender and then finished past the keeper from a tight angle.

The boys then tried to press home this advantage, creating several good chances but were unable to finish them.

Marina then came on strongly and put Marine under plenty of pressure forcing a number of chances and scrambles, which were thwarted by some great defending.

Man-of-the-match for Marine was awarded to Matthew Parry who was outstanding in defence.

Marine FC U7sNorthfield U7s

MARINE put in another strong performance which they can take a lot from after being edged out by an impressive Northfield.

It started off pretty even with some early pressure from Marine but Northfield took control with two great goals.

In the second-half Marine pressed, with Leon Cummings once again causing all kinds of problems on the wing and Josh Brennan linking play up in midfield superbly. However, they could not break down the Northfield defence. As Marine pushed forward Northfield created chances of their own, which brought out two quite unbelievable saves from Elliott in goal.

Shortly afterwards Northfield killed the game off with a fantastic finish into the top corner from just outside the box.

Once again the game was played in a great spirit and both sets of players seemed to enjoy themselves and played some wonderful football.

Man-of-the-match went to Luke Maher who was outstanding in defence from a player who seems to get better every week, winning tackles all over the pitch and reading the game brilliantly.

FC Marine U8sLitherland Blue U8s

MARINE under-8s played some excellent football in this particular encounter and can count themselves very unfortunate not to get the rewards that their play really merited.

Despite going behind to Litherland the boys upped their game creating several chances.

Despite goals from Ethan and Joe, lady luck was not on the side of this young Marine team with the woodwork and some last gasp defending thwarting what could have been several more goals.

Man-of-the-match went to Will although there were many contenders after a promising performance with many positives.

Marine FC U8sCrosby Green U8s

THIS was the kind of performance we have become used to from this talented bunch of lads.

It was a great team performance with plenty of smiles on faces and some rather dodgy goal celebrations to boot.

Goals on the day came from Adam C (3), Kieran (3), Ted (2), Louie L and Louie Mc.

Great credit to Crosby who worked hard to the end and never gave up.

Man-of-the-match for Marine went to Ted for a wonderful performance.

Marine U10s 2Bootle U10s 1

IT was an even opening period with Marine working hard to close down the Bootle players.

As the half continued, Marine created some chances but could not convert any of them.

Marine started the second-half on top and a well-worked goal from Caitlin Smith gave Marine the lead.

Bootle managed to peg one back but were undone by a last minute winner from Nathan Riley.

Marine U11s 0TMS U11s 5

A FINAL scoreline that does not reflect an excellent game of football.

A great match was played by two evenly-matched sides.

Marine heroes and men-of-the-match were full-backs Jude Ainsworth and George Scanlan.

Both players were in sensational form all game keeping the TMS attack at bay down the flanks.

A mention must be given to the TMS keeper who was also in top form in stopping every shot Marine had.

Marine worked hard and played some excellent football but couldn't get a break.

Credit to TMS who played some excellent team football and took their chances well.

Marine U12s 1Custys U12s 3

THIS early season Cup Final was a great advert for junior football with two excellent teams battling out a close and tense affair.

Marine started the game well but could not make their domination pay and were caught out by Custys’ first real foray after 15 minutes.

A nervy defence failed to clear and a scrappy effort was put away.

Minutes later a 30-yard screamer into the top corner doubled the lead although this was not a true reflection on the game. The game was even for the remainder but with Marine throwing caution to the wind. Custy’s got another goal with minutes remaining after a quick counter-attack caught out the defence.

Marine did get a goal back in the closing stages through Joe Santamera but it was too little too late as the final whistle blew moments later.

Credit to Custys who deserved their victory giving Marine a lesson in taking their chances when they come along.

Marine U15s Girls 2 Crosby Stuart U15s Girls 1

LOCAL bragging rights went to Marine after this hard-fought derby match with rivals Crosby Stuart. With lots of determination and skill on display, Marine were grateful to a brace of goals from Rachel Lamb to secure the points.

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