Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jardine's the Head Boy in East North Trophy Victory; Jake Seals Win with Only Goal of Match SCHOOLS FOOTBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jardine's the Head Boy in East North Trophy Victory; Jake Seals Win with Only Goal of Match SCHOOLS FOOTBALL

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EAST NORTHUMBERLAND Schools Football Association edged past North Tyeside SFA 1-0 to reach the fourth round of the English Schools Football Association's Under-15's Inter-Association Trophy.

North Tyneside had beaten East Northumberalnd convincingly in both their meetings last season.

East North also had to give up home advantage due to the weather, the tie being played at Walker Dome on the 3G surface which should have suited the North Tyneside team more.

Nevertheless, hopes were high that, after an excellent start to the season, the East North lads could cause an upset.

They had the better of the opening exchanges and a fine shot by Jack Hudson forced the North Tyneside goalkeeper to pull off a terrific save low down to his left.

Both sides played terrific passing and flowing football whiuch went end to end during the first half - but both defences held firm.

On the stroke of half-time a fine passing move saw Jack Butler cut in from the wing and pull a lovely cross back from the by-line - only for Jake Jardine to mishit his shot with the goal beckoning.

As expected, the second half started with North Tyneside taking an early grip and creating two long-range chances which never really threatened the East North goal.

East North's defence of Paul Callaghan, Jai Chungh, Olly Dowling and Ben Culling looked comfortable and were dealing with everything North Tyneside could throw at them.

On the rare occasion North Tyneside did get a shot on target, East North's goalkeeper Aaron Carr managed to save well.

As the half progressed East North started to take back control of the game with the mid-field of Josh Tait, John Watson, Drew Eastlake and Jardine all starting to dominate the opposition.

Several East North free-kicks went close in the second half and it looked as though the game might be heading for extra time. …

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