FOOTBALL: Swan cruise to Charity Cup victory over Caythorpe

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Grantham & District Saturday League

Grantham Hospital Charity Cup, first round

Caythorpe 1

White Swan Barrowby 9

Swans started this cup tie in no mood for an upset and soon found themselves 2-0 up with goals from Clarke and Wilson.

Caythorpe could have easily dropped their heads but through a defensive error pulled a goal back which seemed to give them a fresh impetus.

Barrowby soon started to show their character and on the half hour mark stretched their lead when Warner made a defence-splitting pass that found Clarke who coolly dispatched to score his second.

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Radford got his reward for his no nonsense approach to the game when he won a tackle in the opposition half and ran on to slot the ball past the stranded keeper.

Wilson collected the ball in the box and with some neat footwork made some space to fire home his second of the game.

Five minutes into the second half, Barrowby went 6-1 up when Radford out-paced the Caythorpe defence and squared the ball to an unmarked Wilson who stroked the ball home for his hat trick.

Wilson was soon on the score sheet again, claiming his fourth from a Johnson pass.

Man-of-the-match Wilson really did have his eye for the goal and scored two more goals to completed his double hat trick and Barrowby’s ninth of the game.

Match sponsor was Grantham Honda and ball sponsor was Spraytech.

Buckminster United 3

Three Gables 5

A tough first round draw away to the unbeaten Premier Division side saw Gables go behind before they had chance to get going.

But goals from Smith, Loveridge and Munton sent the visitors into half time 3-1 up.

Buckminster pulled one back straight from the restart, only for Loveridge to score Gables’ fourth.

A Bucky penalty gave them hope of a comeback until Munton went through and slotted in a fifth for the visitors.

Man of the match was Junior Gaskin.

Newark Alliance

Division One

Barkestone le Vale 8

The Villa 1

The damp pitch suited Barkestone and some slick passing saw them grab an early opener when Sam Garner tapped home.

Tom Coleman then latched on to a through-ball to poke it first time past the oncoming keeper.

Powerful centre forward Jo Lee then added a quick-fire double to make it 4-0 at half time. The first saw him bully his way down the left and power it in at the near post. His second again saw him use his strength to find a shooting position before scoring a 25-yard rocket.

The Villa continued to battle hard but knew the damage had been done by a slow start.

Barkestone substitute Sam Shelton scored with practically his first touch as he clipped home a quick free kick from Simon Hollingsworth. Garner doubled his tally with another neat finish after a mix-up in the Villa defence.

Villa did get a consolation goal when Barkestone failed to win a second ball and Connor Cahill planted a beautiful volley past Dave Allen.

Ian Hollingsworth then underlined his quality after coming from the bench with a contrasting brace. He chased a high, hopeful ball and leapt to nod it over the keeper into the unguarded net. The final goal saw him slam home after good work from Michael Hallam, to record another emphatic home victory.

Man of the match was Chris Tonge.