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Grantham & District Sunday League

Premier Division

Osbournby 1

Ropsley Fox 5

ROPSLEY Fox started the season in comfortable style, pressing the Osbournby back four throughout the game.

A poor kick from the home keeper fell to man-of-the-match Liam Warner who headed the ball through to find Nick Hardy who finished neatly with his right foot. A long throw from Joe Clarke was flicked on by Barry Payne to double the Fox’s lead.

A mazy run from Billy Stubbs gave him space to produce a classy finish with the outside of his boot. Clarke whipped in a corner that found Payne who finished with a powerful header to make it 4-0 at half time.

Osbournby came out much more determined in the second half but superb battling from midfield due Stephen Bradley and Warner kept them at bay, before a scorching 25yd drive from Joe put the Fox back in control. Osbournby scored a late consolation goal.

to make the final score 5-1.

Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup

First round

Squash Club 3

Fishtoft 3

(Squash Club won 4-2 on penalties)

SQUASH Club continued their run of good results in this tricky first round game,

The visitors started brightly and Squash had to defend well for the first 15 minutes against attack after attack.

Squash went in front midway through first half when Ryan Hare then stepped inside the full back and sent a curling shot into the top corner. Squash then took control and Williamson fired into the bottom corner to double the lead.

The second half was evenly contested with Squash happy to defend what they had but a harsh penalty awarded to the visitors was converted and soon after it was all square when a loose ball in the box was prodded in.

Hare’s close-range left foot swinger looked like being the winning goal until with seconds to go Noon allowed the ball to be crossed into the box and Tom Hill’s attempted interception flew past the home keeper to send the game to penalties.

O’Connor , Williamson and Noon were successful from the spot, however Hill’s day got worse with a tame effort saved. The excellent Clayton saved twice and man-of-the-match Hare stepped up to put away the decisive penalty and send Squash into the next round.