Match Day

Amoo Match Reports 2009


david amoo 310th Nov – Liverpool 4 – 1 Hull City (Reserve PL North game) – No doubt Amoo’s best game of the season so far, and he scored two goals and assisted another in a convincing display over Hull. Fully deserving of his man of the match from LFC TV, the 18 year old along with Dani Pacheco put on a great display. Amoo scored the opening goal on 25 minutes after guiding a low shot into the corner of the goal after Alex Kacaniklic did well on the left wing. The former Millwall player provided the third goal after half time, making one of his trademark runs from the right, bypassing Hull’s full back before crossing to Nikola Saric who slotted home form 8 yards. The 18 year old winger sealed victory with his second and his team’s fourth of the match on 75 minutes after powering home the rebound after having his initial shot remarkably saved by Hull keeper Mark Oxley. Despite having two subsequent efforts to score, Amoo failed to get his hat-trick but there was no doubting he was the star of the show that night.

3rd Nov –Liverpool 1 – 0 Everton (Reserve PL North game) – In a tight but enthralling encounter, striker Nathan Eccleston scored the crucial penalty to win the mini-derby. In a sometimes aggressive game which saw Everton miss a penalty, Amoo also sported a white bandage after a clash of heads, but he did contribute a great deal to the match, after providing a great cross which no Liverpool attacker managed to get on the end of in the second half. In a battling performance by the Reds, it was no surprise a defender, Chris Mavinga, was named man of the match.

29th Oct –Liverpool 1 – 1 Manchester United (4-3 on penalties) (Lancashire Senior Cup) – Amoo was a constant threat during the match as he rampaged on the right hand side of midfield. In the first half his tremendous pace got him to the by-line and he provided a dangerous low cross which Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet hit against the bar, nearly scoring an own goal. Shortly afterwards Liverpool went a goal ahead through Nathan Eccleston and they should have been two up before halt-time after Amoo put in another low cross which was dealt with by the Man U defence. After Zoran Tosic scored a free kick in the second half,the tie went to penalties and Liverpool keeper Bouzanis saved the crucial spot kick form de Laet to clinch the Reds’ place in the next round.

21st Oct – Liverpool 2 – 0 Sunderland (Reserve PL North game) – Another dominant performance from the Reds which saw them control the match for the entire 90 minutes. David Amoo was involved in a lot of the promising attacking and nearly got on the end of a cross by Alex Kacaniklic which flashed right across the goal mouth. Pacheco and Threlfall wrapped up a 2-0 win.

7th Oct – Liverpool 1 – 0 Burnley (Reserve PL North game) – Dani Pacheco scored an injury time free kick during the match but not before Liverpool had many opportunities to seal a victory. David Amoo was named LFCTV man of the match and was involved with two chances during the game. For the first, the 18 year old worked hard down the right wing to provide a chance for Vincent Weijl whose hard hit shot was blocked by Benjamin Hoskin. Pressure was mounting on the Burnley goal and Amoo marginally missed the goal with a header after finding himself free at a corner in the second half. The match was most famous for an outing for 43 year old Burnley manager Owen Coyle but the spotlight was firmly fixed on Pacheco as he scored the injury time winner for the Reds.

29th Sept – Liverpool 2 – 0 Manchester City (Reserve PL North game) – A successful night all round for the Reds as Daniel Agger returned from injury and the team scored two goals despite being reduced to ten men after Victor Palsson was sent off for two bookable offences. David Amoo had a few good chances during the match but failed to take any of them while Alex Kacaniklic also had his fair share, but David Ngog and Steven Irwin sealed the victory. Amoo was substituted in the match for Zsolt Poloskei.

17th Sept – Liverpool 1 – 0 Manchester United (Reserve PL North game) – Already 1-0 up against United in the first half, Amoo went past Joe Dudgeon as if he wasn’t even there and passed to Nathan Eccleston who beat the keeper with his shot but not right back David Gray who cleared off the line. The young right winger also nearly scored a goal himself as his cross nearly fluked into the net, swerving over the keeper’s head and onto the roof of the goal. He was substituted in the 71st minute by Emmanuel Mendy and despite being down to ten men after Damien Plessis was sent off after 34 minutes, the Reds held out for the win.

12th Sept – Liverpool 2 – 0 Barnsley (FA Premier Academy League game) – This game saw Amoo play his only game of the season for the Liverpool Under-18s to date, and he contributed by scoring the first goal of the match. The first real opportunity of the match came on 10 minutes when Amoo burst down the right wing to provide an accurate cross for Chris Buchtmann to shoot just wide. 4 minutes later, the roles were reversed, and Buchtmann put in a perfect cross for Amoo to finish to make it 1-0. Just minutes after, Amoo was in the thick of the action again, after ghosting past defenders and brushing off Liam Reffin, he crossed the ball to Michael Ngoo who nearly scored with a spectacular effort. Amoo once again demonstrated his maturing wing play by providing yet another cross for Krisztian Adorjan whose header was tipped onto the crossbar by Barnsley keeper Jevan Hodgson. Sub Tony Silva scored the second for the Reds on 71 minutes before Amoo came close late on to extending the victory margin.

2nd Sept – Liverpool 3 – 1 Bolton Wanderers (Reserve PL North game) – Right winger Amoo started his first match of the season against Bolton. He showed his blistering pace and eye for goal in the first goal skinning opposing defender Chris Stokes before venturing into the penalty and firing a near post shot wide of the target from a considerably tight angle. Early in the second half, he showed his speed once again as his run and cross from the right hand side was met by Nikola Saric who volleyed just wide of the mark. After 68 minutes, Amoo was substituted for Alex Kacaniklic.

27th Aug – Liverpool 2 – 3 Blackburn Rovers (Reserve PL North game) – Came on as a 84th minute substitute for Gerardo Bruna during the first competitive reserve match of the season.

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