YOUTH FOOTBALL: Baker sets up Long Bennington victory

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Mid Lincs League

Under-14

Long Bennington 4

St Helens 1

A Tom Baker goal for Long Bennington was all that separated the two sides in a fairly even and open first half.

St Helens drew level after half time when Bennington failed to clear a corner.

A Dan Cox effort from the edge of the box gave Bennington the lead before further goals from Baker and a fine solo by Liam Lund gave them a well-deserved victory.

Bennington, Panchmatia, Traves, Durham, Horton, Patton, Terry, Coulson, Baker, Marshall, Cox, Lund, White, Evans.

Under-12A

Swifts 1

Barrowby Lions 4

Barrowby Lions earned a hard fought victory and went ahead after two minutes with Wright crossing from the right for skipper Evans to head past the stranded keeper.

Swifts looked very lively up front and equalised after 25 minutes from a deflected effort from the edge of the area.

Barrowby regained the lead with a guided finish from man-of-the-match Wright.

Cooper increased the advantage further with a cracking finish past the unsighted goalkeeper from 25 yards.

Evans scored Barrowby’s final goal when the keeper punched the ball on to his head and into the net .

Barrowby: Read, Down, Fedorson, Johnson, Evans, Edwards, Cooper, Wright, Hands, Foister, French.

Under-16A

Barrowby 5

Boston 2

A sharp looking Barrowby went in front when Sam Evans calmly slotted home.

Evans and Olly Reid then interchanged smartly to provide Will Barron with Barrowby’s second. Boston were awarded a controversial penalty to pull a goal back.

Evans hammered home to restore the home side’s two-goal buffer.

The visitors scored a second time after the break before Reid raced on to a through-ball and smashed home Barrowby’s fourth. Man-of-the-match Evans rapped things up from the spot.

Barrowby: Asplen, Scott, Wingad, Hollingworth, Hayward, Evans, Goode, Barron, Reid, Lawniczak (c).

Newark Youth League

Under-12

Newark 3

Gonerby 1

Gonerby dominated the first 15 minutes with Coates, Meffen and Baker all going close but Newark scored twice on the break against the run of play.

Newark added a third after the break before man-of-the-match Bramley set up Robson for a consolation goal for Gonerby.

Gonerby: Baker, Bramley, Burridge, Coates, Grieh, Hardy, Meffen, Nowak, Robson, Scott, Williamson.

Grantham Youth League

Under-12

Grantham Flames 0

Gonerby 8

Gonerby were quickly out of the blocks with a dominant display in the first half.

Baker netted four times, Coates three and Bramley once for an 8-0 half time lead.

Flames battled superbly in the second half and man-of-the-match Hardy and Coates went close to extending Gonerby’s lead.

Novak, Hardy and Grieh all defended well.

Gonerby: Baker, Bramley, Burridge, Coates, Grieh, Hardy, Mcnulty, Nowak, Robson, Rowley.