Young Lions roar to opening 13-0 win

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Brooklyn under-nines Lions had a fantastic start to the 2012/13 season with a 13-0 win at home to Dunnington under-nines A.

The most pleasing part of the game was the improvement in the passing and team play, especially in the first half of the game and early on in the second half.

The opening goal of the season came from a Matthew Lock header, quickly followed by goals from Ethan Oakes, Oliver Towse. Will Hartley impressed on his debut for the Lions scoring his first goal as well.

In the second game the Lions went a goal behind but soon came back strong and went on to win the game.

Man of the match was awarded to Dylan Dykes for his outstanding performance and continued improvement, the youngster also scoring a brace.

Brooklyn under-nines Tigers played host to Dunnington and earned a 1-1 draw.

Playing some excellent passing football from the kick-off, Brooklyn failed to find the back of the net.

Against the run of play, Dunnington took the lead from a corner.

Brooklyn started the second half the same as they finished the first with pressure finally paying off with the impressive Rhys Grainge scoring a great goal.

With time running out both teams had chances to win the game but some great defending from Dean Fox meant the score ended 1-1, which was probably a fair result with both teams evenly matched.

The second game was again a very even contest with chances at both ends.

Dunnington took the lead before Max Farrow pulled a goal back.

In the second half, after going 2-1 down, Brooklyn were awarded a penalty which Josh McBurnie placed into the bottom corner to make it 2-2.

With time running out a draw would have been a fair result, but a mix-up in the Brooklyn defence allowed Dunnington to score making the final score 3-2

This was a great all-round team performance, with the Player of the Match prize going to Rhys Grainge for his attitude and all-round tireless work-rate.

Brooklyn under-10s Lions were at Fulford, and were unlucky to lose out 5-3 in a thrilling match.

Lions played exceptionally well showing some lovely football with their passing improving all the time.

Fulford took the lead and quickly scored three goals however Brooklyn Lions showed excellent resilience and passed their way back into the game with a goal from Billy Leach and one from Rowan Ford.

In the second half Brooklyn were unlucky not to draw level and dominated the first part of the second half.

There was excellent defending from man of the match James Barker and also Oliver Tetlow.

With all Brooklyn’s pressure Fulford broke clear to get a fourth and then a fifth but Brooklyn never gave up and got a third through Billy Leach and the visitors were rather unlucky not to get any more goals against a good Fulford team.

Brooklyn under-10s Tigers also had a fantastic game of football, drawing 3-3 at Fulford B.

The Tigers roared into a two-goal lead courtesy of a brace from debutant Adam McWilliams.

Fulford pulled a goal back which meant a 2-1 lead for Brooklyn at half time.

In the second half Brooklyn kept applying the pressure and were rewarded with an own goal taking Brooklyn to 3-1.

Fulford battled hard and managed to get back two goals for the game to finish 3-3, which was a fair result, Tigers’ star man was Lewis Saunders.