It was Juniors verses Juniors, Reds against Whites in the final of the U13 North East Youth Division Divisional Cup Final played at Blyth Town FC in what could only be described as “changeable” weather conditions. In a tight encounter it was the Whites who came the closest to scoring in normal time when Cameron Smith stooped to crash a header against the bar. Whilst the Reds dominated play and had a number of good opportunities, the resolute Whites defence stood firm throughout. Just as the game seemed destined for a shootout the referee, deemed that Ethan Smith had been fouled in the box and awarded a penalty. Displaying nerves of steel Will Dowling calmly slotted the ball past the despairing dive of Jack Wakelam in the Whites goal. The dying minutes of the game saw the Reds add a second through Michael Johnstone after he closed down a defensive clearance and poked the ball home at the near post to make the final score 2-0 to the Reds.
Our U12 Reds have retained their North East Youth Division Divisional Cup title after coming from behind to beat our near friends Cramlington United Tigers 3-1 at Lockey Park, Wideopen.