Mid Lincs League
Great Ponton 2
League champions Great Ponton finished off a great season with a good away win.
Ponton played a quick passing game but had an early setback when Wragby were awarded a surprise penalty for a nudge in the box.
Ponton strikers Macauley Hughes and Charlie Copley both went close before the latter stormed through the home defence to score his 25th goal of the season – the league’s top scorer.
In the second half, Ponton poured forward. Copley’s pace was too hot for the Wragby defence as twice he broke away and narrowly missed adding to his side’s tally. Hughes and Brendan Dixon also went close.
Winger Matthew Rawding also just missed with a header before Hughes scored the winner and his 18th of the season to give Ponton all three points and complete a fantastic season.
Ponton manager Dave Rawding awarded the whole team the man of the match award.
Ponton lost only two games out of 20 all season, winning 15 and drawing three.
The top two went toe-to-toe with each other in a cracking match which ebbed and flowed right till the end in a pulsating affair .
Barrowby took an early lead with their top scorer Foister lobbing over the onrushing keeper.
Nettleham equalised almost straight away through the league’s top scorer Stead. They then took the lead after a ball over the top of the defence was finished expertly by Carter.
Chances were created and missed by both sides in the second half.
It was from a free kick that Barrowby equalised, man-of-the-match smashing in from 30 yards.
Wright went close at the death for Barrowby as did Stead at the other end for Nettleham, but a draw was probably a fair result in the end, and both sides now look forward to their respective cup finals .
Barrowby: Read, Down, Fedorson, Cooper, Johnson, French, Evans, Edwards, Cullen, Wright, Hands, Foister.