Grantham & District Sunday League
Charity Shield, first round
Ruskington 4 (aet)
Lower league Colsterworth scored through Matt Leonard, Martin Maclean and Aaron O’Brien but Ruskington levelled by full time.
The home side saved their best football for extra time, firing in six quickfire goals from Maclean (2), James Ballaam, Dave Spratley, Mark Redley and man-of-the-match Liam Asher.
Springfield AFC 3
Springfield got back to winning ways playing with just 10 men.
Debutant Michael Cameron put Springy ahead when he was put through by man-of-the-match Danny McDonald and slotted past the on-rushing keeper.
The second half saw Totemic push for an equaliser which cost them when Cameron raced on and delightfully lobbed the keeper. He then bagged his hat trick when he squeezed the ball in from the tightest of angles.
Totemic scored a consolation goal.
Springfield: Dos Santos, Duncan, Blanchard, Dixon, Stubbs, Wilson, Howe, Sterry, McDonald, Cameron.
Long Bennington 4
Long Bennington achieved an incredible turnaround in fortunes before finally succumbing to the final kick of the match.
Ropsley had led by two goals against ten men with three minutes remaining in the match, only for the home side to score two quick-fire goals in as many minutes. However, their efforts proved to be in vain when Ropsley striker Loz Fiorentino scored a close-range winner.
Ropsley took the lead early on through centre-half Mark Rayson before his defensive partner Tom Hill doubled the score.
Long Bennington got one back late in the first half and drew level early in the second.
Ropsley scored twice more thanks to some excellent long range shooting from midfielders Danny Bates and Lewis Watson.
With three minutes to play Long Bennington were reduced to ten men but this only spurred the home side on and they scored two quick goals - the first an excellent volley from Tom Potts and the second an own-goal by James Noon.
But Ropsley snatched it in stoppage time when Fiorentino turned in a James Noon cross at the back post.