Phoenix pair spark victory

Phoenix FC Specsavers under 11s league cup winners
Phoenix FC Specsavers under 11s league cup winners

Cayton Corinthians under-11s 1 (Ben Atkinson) Phoenix FC 5 (Ross Lazenby 2, Aidan Thurston 2, Nathan Coulson)

ROSS Lazenby and Aidan Thurston were both at the double as Phoenix lifted the Specsavers League Cup.

This game started very evenly, as both teams tried to get the early upper hand, but were thwarted by their opponents’ good defending and confident goalkeeping.

Cayton realised they needed to get at Phoenix and they began to apply more pressure but were unable to get the goal they needed.

When Phoenix got to grips with the way Cayton were pressing the play, they began to gain advantage by playing on the counter-attack and were rewarded when Lazenby broke away and confidently beat the advancing keeper.

Lazenby quickly added his second and Aidan Thurston struck a long-range effort over the keeper to put Phoenix in control.

Nathan Coulson drilled home a loose ball seconds later to give Phoenix a commanding first-half lead.

Cayton came out for the second half with all guns blazing again and a fine long-range effort from Ben Atkinson reduced the arrears and gave them hope.

But despite all their efforts they were unable to make any headway against a resolute Phoenix who restored their advantage when Thurston grabbed his second from close range.