LIONS EASE INTO THE NEXT ROUND OF THE CAROL CUP
- Under 15s Lions 8
- Chasetown Juniors 2
Today’s second round encounter saw us pitched against Division 3 side Chasetown Juniors. After a fairly even start, Lions managed to get their noses in front when Michal poked the ball home from close range. Lions doubled their lead when Bradley managed to get on the end of a corner to nod the ball home. With Danny R and Luke at the back in total command, Lions were looking more comfortable and increased their lead to 3 when Jake powered home a shot from the angle of the box. William being called into action a couple of times making some fine stops with his legs. Further chances fell to Dan W and Ben taking us into the half time break. Half-time score Tipton Youth Lions 3, Chasetown Juniors 0.
The second half continued with Lions on the front foot, but credit to Chasetown not letting their heads drop, got themselves back into the game when some hesitancy from the Lions defence allowed the Chasetown player to score from just inside the box. Just after, Jake rattled the bar from 25 yards and Lions continued to push. The switch, which saw Liam placed in a central striker role, paid dividends when he hit a quick double putting Lions 5-1 ahead. However, Lions were punished after some basic errors from bad marking from a corner saw Chasetown pull it back to 5-2. Further goals came from Michal, Alex and Liam, who achieved a hat trick, saw the Lions run out comfortable 8-2 winners. The final score, Tipton Youth Lions 8, Chasetown Juniors 2. Well played both teams!