Reds begin campaign in clinical style

Bourne Red U14 11

Wisbech St Mary Purple U14 0

BOURNE Reds began their league campaign with an emphatic victory against Wisbech.

After dominating possession in the early stages, a Wisbech defended headed into his own net from a Matthew Bills corner.

From that opening goal, Reds went from strength to strength. Harry Kirk set up Sol Rayment who fired in number two and similar goals soon followed with Taylor Warren feeding Tom Login on both occasions.

The Reds defence was subject to the odd counter attack but Josh James in goal and the defence of James Roffe, Patrick Bishell, Sam Moore and James Maltby were strong at the back.

On the stroke of half time a great move involving Rayment and Login led to Milne slotting past the Wisbech goalkeeper for the fifth.

The second half followed a similar pattern. Rayment played Kirk in for the sixth, with Login netting his third goal shortly after to cap a fine individual performance.

Kirk scored his second goal and the team’s eighth, and three excellent Rayment finishes wrapped up the game.

Bourne: Josh James, James Roffe, James Maltby, Patrick Bishell, Sam Moore, Taylor Warren, Tom Login, Matthew Bills, Harry Kirk, Alfie Hick, Sol Rayment, Rocky Milne, Cameron Everist, Tyler Wilkinson, Lewis Ramsden.

Bourne Red U10 2

Thurlby Tigers U10 6

THURLBY started the livelier of the two sides with the skills of Harry Lesiw dictating play in the middle of the park.

It was his through ball to George Pengally which enabled the latter to coolly dispatch past Alfie Bennett in the Bourne goal to open the scoring.

A few minutes later it was Pengally scored a carbon copy of the first to double Thurlby’s lead.

The second goal seemed to bring the Reds to life, and the midfield of Luke Edwards, Taylor Gunn and Adam James provided good support to Casey Machin who went close.

Nathan Bills, on the Reds’ right, threaded good passes through to Machin who was denied by some last ditch defending and excellent Thurlby goalkeeping.

Four further Thurlby goals followed with clinical finishing from Jack Hayball scoring two, Lesiw and an own goal.

The second half was a different story, with the introduction of Isaac Bates, Jacob Crosby and Oakley Needham the Reds played some excellent football. In defence Joe Couzens and Jacob Crosby closed down any threats, with Bennett saving well on the odd occasion the defence was breached.

Finally Machin’s hard work and perseverance was rewarded with a fine finish to produce Reds’ first goal. The fine second half performance was concluded with a great Crosby strike from distance, securing his first goal for the team.

Reds manager Steve Bills said: “ Thurlby fully deserved the victory based on their superb football and clinical finishing in the first half, however huge credit to Reds for their spirited second half performance.”

Bourne U10: Alfie Bennett, Nathan Bills, Joe Couzens, Taylor Dean, Luke Edwards, Adam James, Casey Machin, Oakley Needham, Jacob Crosby, Issac Bates.