Narrow victory for Locking juniors

Burnham United Under-13s.

Burnham United Under-13s. - Credit: Archant

FC Locking Under-15s returned from Backwell Athletic with a narrow victory.

A hard-fought league match for FC Locking Juniors Under-15s away to Backwell Athletic resulted in a close 3-2 win.

Locking took the lead after only five minutes when Freddie Mullins hit a looping free kick from 30 yards that sailed straight into the top corner. Locking doubled their lead when Alex Cameron slotted home a penalty.

Backwell pulled a goal back soon after, but the visitors extended their lead with another penalty, which Cameron scored to give Locking a 3-1 half-time lead.

Backwell started brightly in the second half and pulled a goal back. Locking had to defend ruggedly to keep a third goal out and in the final minute, a good shot from Backwell bounced back off the bar and goalkeeper Jake Clements gratefully hung on to the ball to cap an excellent performance.

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The AJ’s Laser Tag man of the match was awarded to Alex Cameron and special mentions to Alex Webber and Nathan Northey.

Burnham United Under-13s have a new football kit, thanks to Richard Marsh of Burnham Funeral Services.

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Richard said: “The future of our country lies with the young. I can’t think of a better cause than to help a local football club teach sporting and fitness skills.”

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