South Shields Raiders Under-11s fought back from a 3-0 deficit to claim a remarkable 8-5 victory over Byers Green Eagles Under-11s on Saturday.
Shields’ left-footed wizard Thomas Charlton grabbed four in an outstanding individual performance, with the other goals coming from Lewis Ledbitter with a brace, Spencer Cairns and a fine individual goal from Jack Urwin.
Urwin ran with the ball from his own half, shrugged off the attention of a chasing defender and neatly beat the advancing keeper.
A fantastic game of attacking football from both sides on a heavy pitch made this an exciting game to watch for all attending.
South Shields FC Raiders: Golightly, Miller, Arkle, Richardson, Cairns, Young (c), Longstaff, Scott, Ledbitter. Subs: T Charlton, B Charlton, Urwin.
South Shields FC Raiders: T Charlton (4), Ledbitter (2), Cairns, Urwin.
Byers Green: Bartlett (2), Buckley, Knight, Swan.
South Shields Under-15s are in League Cup action on Sunday.
The Young Mariners – who pulled off an impressive County Cup success last weekend against Consett Under-16s – will take on Farringdon Detached at Silksworth Junior School (SR3 1DU).
Kick-off is at 1pm, and support is welcome.
South Shields Raiders Under-11s, meanwhile, won 3-1 at Washington Athletic Yellows last Saturday, with Cairns, Miller and Ledbitter grabbing the goals for the young team.
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