FOOTBALL: ‘Springy’ reach Grantham league KO semi-finals

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Grantham & District Sunday League

Knockout Cup,

quarter-final

Osbournby Rangers 1

Springfield AFC 2

Springfield progressed to the semi-finals of the Knockout Cup with a hard-fought battle against Premier Division league leaders Osbournby.

Springfield started brightly and created a couple of decent chances.

They went ahead when Luke Perberdy met Tom Vorley’s corner kick and headed it past the stranded Rangers goalkeeper.

Jay Harrison almost doubled Spring’s advantage but pulled his shot wide of the target.

Osbournby persevered and kept trying to play the long ball game, but the visitors’ back four were well capable of dealing with all threats.

Just before the break, Springfield increased their goal tally when Scott Webb found the back of the net with a fine solo effort.

The home side pulled a goal back in the second goal to make the game more interesting.

But any chances of Osbournby finding an equaliser were thwarted by Springy’s young keeper Aiden Hotchin who pulled off a couple of brilliant saves to deny Rangers.

Springfield: Hotchin, Duncan, Blanchard, Dixon, Wilson, Webb, Howe, Pattison, Peberdy, Vorley, Harrison, Smith, Bell.