YOUTH LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Dale's double earns Yaxley Lynx cup final glory

Yaxley Lynx Under 16s won the season's first cup final at the weekend.

Monday, 7th March 2016, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 9:24 am
Yaxley Lynx Under 16s celebrate their cup final success. Picture: David Lowndes

They took the honours in the Peterborough Youth League Under 16 Knockout Cup final by beating Division One rivals Pinchbeck United 2-1 at Chestnut Avenue thanks to two goals by Matthew Dale - his second coming in extra-time after the game finished 1-1 in normal time.

Substitute Harry Decamps got the Pinchbeck goal.

Lynx took the lead in the second half with a well controlled half-volley from Dale and the Pinchbeck equaliser came from a free-kick.

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In extra-time there was goalmouth action at both ends. First Liam Sanderson hit the post for Yaxley then Miles Shire turned a Pinchbeck header onto the bar with an excellent reaction save.

Dale settled the tie with a looping, swerving shot that dropped in over the keeper.

Yaxley manager James Royle said: “It was a great game, played at a fierce pace. It’s easy to say that Matt won the game for Lynx with two goals, but it was a full squad effort. We created chances, thwarted Pinchbeck attacks and once again demonstrated the mental strength to stick together, work through a gameplan and succeed.”

Yaxley Lynx: Matthew Dale, Charlie Farrance, Jordan Harris, Liam Hatfield, Harry Jones, Billy Robinson, Sam Royle, Liam Sanderson, Miles Shire, Harry Whittington, Lewis Wright. Subs: Adam Newton, Lewis Pereira, Alessio Russo.

Pinchbeck: Jack Brown, Callum Clark, Conner Eyes, Kieran Hamilton, Rhys Howell, Ben Lawrence, Joshua Lawrence, George Lilley, Daniel Mason, George Senior, Jack Withers. Subs: Harry Decamps, Luke Foster, Joseph Fowler, Connor Goodfellow, Lewis Harker.