YOUTH FOOTBALL: Barrowby cruise through to county cup semi-finals

Football
Football

Mid Lincs League

Under-12 League Cup

Quarter-final

Barrowby 5

Woodhall Spa 0

A fantastic team performance by Barrowby saw them progress through to the semi-finals of the league cup with ease.

All the damage was done in the first half. They used the wind to their advantage, with goals coming from Hands, Foister, Read and a double from Wright.

Against the wind, Barrowby knew they were going to have to defend well and that they did.

And with stand-in goalkeeper Down making three fantastic saves, there was no way through for Woodhall Spa.

Barrowby will now entertain Louth in the semi-finals of the competition.

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

Under-14

Hykeham Tigers 0

Long Bennington 1

An Alfie Terry headed goal from a set-piece midway through the second half was enough to see a battling Long Bennington home in a fairly evenly contested match.

Man of the match was Terry.

Long Bennington: Panchmatia, Traves, Cox, Horton, Patton, Baker, Evans, Coulson, Picker, Terry(mom) Marshall, Lund.

Under-16B

Great Ponton 3

Spilsby 0

Great Ponton pressed from the kick-off, with Brendan Dixon feeding Charlie Copley who hit the Spilsby crossbar.

Then winger Matthew Rawsing went on a weaving run and narrowly missed the target.

Again the home side pressed, with Macauley Hughes firing past the post, and the deadlock was finally broken when Dixon sent Copley through and he smashed home the opener.

Striker Copley turned quickly in the area and hit home with a clinical finish to double his tally and Ponton’s advantage.

Ponton continued to dominate in the second half, with Dixon, Rawding and Elliot Hutchinson all narrowly missing and also finding the Spilsby keeper in good form.

But there was no stopping Copley heading home from a corner kick to complete his hat trick.

Ponton man of the match awards went to defender and captain Conor O’Leary, midfielder Josh Allen and Copley.

Ponton: Cook, Willett, Cornish, O’Leary, J. Hutchinson, O. Hutchinson, E. Hutchinson, Rawding, Copley, Brain, Bradley, Allen, Hughes, Dixon.