FOOTBALL: New look Squash Club triumph

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Grantham & District Saturday League

Premier Division

Squash Club 2

Ancaster 1

NEW look Squash Club proved to have too much know-how for the visitors and deservedly took all three points.

After a string of passes from left to right, Munton’s pinpoint cross found Aron O’Brien at the back post to nod in againt his former club.

To Ancaster’s credit, they levelled after sloppy play in midfield from the home side gave the ball away, leading to an excellent ball into the box which was headed in off the post by Scott Webb.

The second half was an even and competitive one with both sides going for the win and missing a couple of chances. Squash Club got the well deserved winner when another cross found Arron Smith to head home for the three points.

Man of the match was Ryan Hare.

Beehive United 8

Squash Club 1

BEEHIVE started their new season well with a convincing win in the end, but for 60 minutes Squash Club made life difficult.

Beehive went in front when new signing Martin Wormall headed in Harper’s cross. Squash Club equalised from a Williamson penalty after a Towle hand ball.

United restored their lead through Stinson.

The second half was saw Beehive attacking at will with Squash Club tiring. Wormall scored his second and Harper curled one in from 25 yards. Wormall completed his hat trick before adding his fourth.

The tireless Stinson completed his first hat trick for Beehive to complete a good all round performance for the current champions.

Beehive’s man of the match was Martin Wormall and Squash Club’s was Gavin Birch.

Beehive United 5

Greyhounders 2

A RESHUFFLED Beehive took the lead with Turner’s 25yd free kick – his first for two years.

Greyhounders replied with a fine move and finish past United keeper Drury.

Beehive retook the lead just before half time when a long Atkinson throw found Wormall and he escaped his marker and struck the ball into the top of the net.

A dominant Beehive made Greyhounders defend to the hilt in the second half. Stinson extended United’s lead after good work from Wormall. Stinson and man-of-the match Martin Wormall then scored again after a good build-up involving Wilson and Hill.

Greyhounders’ captain scored a consolation goal.

Division One

Three Gables 4

Baston Athletic 1

WITH Baston winning their first two games, Three Gables expected a tough test.

But with captain Taylor back in the middle breaking up every move, and Wilcox and Pidd resolute at the back, it was not long before a Peberdy and Ballaam move saw Loveridge on the end to finish coolly past the Baston keeper.

Baston were given a glimmer of hope with a penalty but Preston pushed it around the post.

The visitors tired in the heat and were killed off in a five-minute second half goalfest. Man-of-the match Loveridge completed his second hat trick in two games and the fourth was added by the irrepressible O’Connor.

Lincolnshire FA County Sunday Cup

First round

Louth Town Sunday 5

Springfield 5

(Springfield won 5-4 on penalties)

NEW Sunday side Springfield were the only Grantham and district side to progress to the second round of the county cup.

Springy started the better side but went behind early on. They equalised when Jack Whyley bundled the ball home from a corner.

Martin Wormall put Springy in front with a brilliant finish and Jason Harrison scored from a cracking 30yd lob. Scott Webb rounded the keeper to send Spring into half time 4-1 to the good.

Despite Louth pressure, Springy extended their lead through Harrison after the break. But Louth pulled it all back within the final 20 minutes, scoring the equaliser with two minutes remaining.

Springfield won the resulting penalty shoot-out after Jack McGhee brilliant saved Louth’s third attempt.

Springfield: McGhee, Stubbs, Whyley, I. Blanchard, Dixon, Vorley, Conboy, Winters, Webb, Wormall, Harrison, Shaw, Green, Proctor, N. Blanchard.

Mid Lincs League

Under-15

Gonerby Blues 3

Gonerby Yellows 3

THIS was a highly competitive game with both teams determined to win the local derby.

Gonerby Yellows took the early lead with a well taken goal from Matt Bye and Ryan Smith followed up 10 minutes later. Gonerby Blues got on the scoresheet with five minutes of the first half remaining.

The second half continued with the same competitive spirit and Luke Bond scored a great goal to extend Yellows’ lead. But the Blues never gave up and continued to press and scored two goals within the last 15 minutes to take a share of the points.

Man of the match was the hard working Sam Baker.

Yellows: Hibbitt, Williams, C. McIntosh, A. McIntosh, Crane, Bye, Bond, Jordon, Baker, Smith, Geeson. Subs: Miller, Ayre, Pickering.

Horncastle 5

Gonerby Yellows 4

GONERBY started the new campaign very positively and were 3 -1 up within 25 minutes with well taken goals from Ryan Smith, Sam Baker and Luke Bond.

They dominated most of the first half but conceded when a set-piece ball was deflected in off Alex McIntosh.

Horncastle levelled within five minutes of the second half kicking off and then went in front. Smith scored his second to restore parity but Horncastle struck again with seconds remaining to snatch the win.

Man of the match went to captain Cameron McIntosh for his organisation and command at the back, but Ryan Smith, Luke Bond and Daniel Hibbert were also contenders for their fine performances.

Under-14

Holbeach 0

Barrowby Hawks 2

IN a lively and competitively fought first half, Hawks took the lead after a strong run and shot by Ian Goode.

Newly promoted Holbeach offered some stern resistance but an excellently headed goal by Josh White from a Goode corner ensured the Hawks went into half time two up.

The second half was as competitive as the first, and with some excellent defending and some fine saves by Hawks man of the match Oliver Reid in the Hawks goal, the Hawks ensured that they kept a clean sheet and took victory.