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Ebbsfleet Round-Up: Fleet Reds prove too sharp for Arrows

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:24 23 August 2010

EBBSFLEET United U9 Reds came away from Crayford Arrows victorious following a 5-1 win. The Fleet youngsters started very slowly, with many corners going Crayford s way in the opening exchanges. But, as soon as they attacked, Ebbsfleet scored with a gr

EBBSFLEET United U9 Reds came away from Crayford Arrows victorious following a 5-1 win.

The Fleet youngsters started very slowly, with many corners going Crayford's way in the opening exchanges.

But, as soon as they attacked, Ebbsfleet scored with a great pass by Denzil Jones sending Callum Coombs through to score the first of his hat-trick.

Jake Jarvis and Ben Chambers also found the net for the visitors, while goalkeeper Anmol Gill pulled off a number of great saves.

THE U10 Reds entertained Dartford Town in a bruising encounter, with both teams level on points and fighting for league positions. After some early, end-to-end football, the Reds were unlucky to concede a goal in the fourth minute that goalkeeper Luke Eagle had no chance of stopping. However, the battling defence of Danny Birch, Lucas Taylor-Costin and Conor Outram limited Dartford to half chances.

Despite this early setback, the Reds' midfield - Grant Runter, Donvieve Jones and Jack Fenton - started to get the upper hand over Dartford, although they still went in 1-0 down at the break.

The Reds were then caught cold two minutes into the second period as Dartford netted their second of the encounter. Ebbsfleet rallied once again though and, after some excellent team play, Jones produced a right-wing cross for Jaydn Gildea to slot home and make it 2-1 in the 34th minute.

For the remaining 16 minutes, the Reds went all out in search of an equaliser and had Dartford on the ropes.

Gildea performed some dazzling runs into the box, with Tom Baillie and Reece Smith both unlucky not to hit the target.

Unfortunately, time ran out and the boys succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.

IN THE same age category, the Whites overcame Darenth Cougars with a brand of fluent football reminiscent of the style they were playing with earlier in the season.

James Miles, Zachery Garratt and Stephen Fogerty put Ebbsfleet 3-0 up at the midway point and - although Darenth pulled one back shortly after the restart - substitute Finlay Martin sealed a comprehensive 5-1 success thereafter.

EBBSFLEET U12s booked their place in the final of the Bexley Cup by beating Junior Reds in the semis.

A brace by Ben Fenton, along with Casey Johnson's double, secured the well-deserved triumph as the Fleet confidently progressed beyond the last-four phase.

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