Tremble's hat-trick spurs on the Reds
Last updated at 10:20, Monday, 02 April 2012
RED hot striker Thomas Tremble was Prudhoe Youth Club Reds hero as his hat-trick against Haltwhistle clinched the U15 West Division Cup .
Haltwhistle U15s 1,
Prudhoe YC Reds 3
The forward showed real class to take all three of his goals and his man of the match performance guided his side to the 3-1 victory.
It was Haltwhistle who took the lead though on nine minutes when Jake Hutchinson’s flicked header fell to Jack White, whose shot found the corner of the net.
Prudhoe fought back and they broke rapidly up field following an opposing free kick, Tremble just overrunning the ball to allow Hutton to bravely save at his feet.
Hutton was called into action again before the break when James Baker’s wicked free kick was causing all sorts of problems.
But the shot stopper could only watch a thunderous effort from distance by Tremble sail past him as the striker’s wonder goal ensured the scores were level at the break.
Tremble looked up for the challenge and nearly gained the advantage for his side on two occasions straight after the break.
At the other end, determined running by Simon Rice saw him break into the box but his ball flashed across goal without anybody being able to make a connection with it.
Declan Gowland then hit a well struck shot on target from a corner but Prudhoe ‘keeper Dimitri Psarianos was equal to it.
Tremble then came within inches of doubling his tally in the space of two minutes, thrashing excellent efforts off the crossbar to leave the woodwork trembling.
Let off the hook, Haltwhistle started to get more of a foothold in the game but their efforts were to be in vain as Tremble continued to run at the opposition backline.
On 63 minutes, he showed good footwork to create an opportunity for himself before slamming the ball past Hutton to give his side the lead.
He was not finished there as, four minutes later, he outpaced the defence and slotted home for a fantastic hat-trick.
In terrific form, he nearly added a fourth moments later after rounding Hutton, but a fantastic recovery tackle from Rice put the ball behind for a corner.
Haltwhistle tried to stage a late comeback and Psarianos spilled Jack Rogan’s shot but pulled off a magnificent reaction save from Karl Higgnett.
With time running out, Ad Greenwood looked to extend Prudhoe’s lead but he could not get on the scoresheet as he was thwarted by the courageous Hutton.
First published at 09:09, Monday, 02 April 2012
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