North region rivals Banks O’Dee Albion and Lewis United Youth met for a crucial league encounter. Lewis United secured the three points to stay at the top of the table with a 3-1 win. Their goals were scored by Daniel Middler and two by Jack Craigie, while Banks O’Dee’s goal was scored by Dylan Stuart.
Banks O’Dee looked dominant in the early phases of play and earned a free kick five yards into their own half. Jadon Robb sent the ball to the edge of the box but Lewis United cleared. The home side continued to press and Josh Petrie shot from inside the box but it was pushed wide by Lewis goalkeeper, Simon Mitchell.
The visitors were then awarded a free kick at twenty-five yards. Harry Ingram sent the ball into the box and Cole Williamson shot but hit the crossbar. Jack Craigie continued to look for an opening but Banks O’Dee cleared.
Dylan Stuart pressed for the home side but James Gordon Gomes closed in to prevent Stuart from taking a shot at goal. However Banks O’Dee were awarded a corner but Lewis United were able to clear.
Lewis United set up some interchanging play from Craigie and Ingram to press forward. Craigie then laid the ball back for Daniel Middler whose shot from twenty-five yards was pushed wide by goalkeeper, Grant Middleton.
Despite some pressure from the home side, Lewis were able to clear the initial danger and were awarded a free kick forty yards out. Daniel Middler lobbed the ball over the defensive wall and Middleton to make open the scoring in the twenty-fifth minute.
Banks O’Dee tried to respond through Stuart and Petrie but Gomes closed in to deny the scoring chance. The home side were then awarded a free kick just inside the half but Robb’s ball to the edge of the box was cleared by the visitors.
Lewis United were awarded a corner. Caie McDonald crossed the ball into the box and Craigie sent it into the back of the net in the thirty-first minute.
The visitors wasted no time in creating another chance and Cole Williamson sent the ball to the edge of the box from the halfway line. Craigie pressed forward again and increased his side’s lead in the thirty-second minute.
The home side pressed forward and were looking for chances. Petrie pressed but once again Gomes remained close. Banks O’Dee were awarded a free kick at thirty yards but Sutherland’s strike went over the crossbar.