YOUTH FOOTBALL: Bullet header ensures victory for battling Barrowby

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Mid Lincs League

Under-16A

Nettleham 1

Barrowby 2

Barrowby returned to Nettleham for the second time in two weeks.

The visitors soon began to get on top and took a deserved lead when Kyle Scott burst down the left, hit the byline and pulled a great ball back for Ian Goode to smash home.

Nettleham levelled five minutes later from the penalty spot, leaving it all square going into half time.

The home side had the advantage of the wind in the second half and started to launch the ball forward at every opportunity.

But Patryk Lawniczak and Josh White got their heads to every ball sent their way.

Barrowby countered and were awarded a corner, which superbly taken by Goode and met by Lawniczak with a bullet of a header to give Barrowby the victory.

MoM: Josh White and Lawniczak.

Barrowby: Asplen, Wingad, Hollingworth, Hayward, Evans, Goode, Barron, Lawniczak, Stasiak, White, Reid, Scott.

Under-16 Cup

Quarter-final

Great Ponton 0

Sleaford Town 2

Great Ponton hosted the reigning Mid Lincs League champions and pushed them all the way.

The deadlock was broken when Sleaford hit home with a brilliant 22-yard volley.

Ponton started better in the second half and pushed the visitors back.

Josh Allen twice set up Charlie Copley, but P0nton were thwarted by some good goalkeeping. Josh Brain had his effort cleared off the line.

Sleaford were still dangerous and broke again to seal victory.

Ponton man-of-the-match awards went to midfielders Brain and Allen, and defender Ryan Bradley.

Ponton: Cook (c), Willett, Bradley, Allen, Cornish, J. Hutchinson, Brain, O. Hutchinson, E. Hutchinson, B. Dixon, Copley, Rawding, Hughes.

Under-12A

Barrowby 3

East Coast Bullets 0

In a dominant first half performance, it was only a matter of time before Barrowby scored, and it came direct from a corner with Sam Wright curling the ball into the net .

The East Coast keeper saved a penalty to keep his team in the game,but five minutes before half time, Barrowby increased their lead with a lovely composed finished from centre forward Foister.

Despite battling the wind after the break, Barrowby still dominated and created by far the better chances, one which was converted by man-of-the match Foister, smashing into the top corner from 20 yards.

Barrowby: Down, Fedorson, Edwards, French,J ohnson, Cooper, Evans, Cullen, Wright, Foister, Hands.

Newark Youth League

Under-12

Grove Rangers 1

Gonerby 3

Gonerby produced an excellent team performance to defeat in-form Grove Rangers.

After a tight opening 10 minutes, Coates produced a fearsome free kick, tipped past the post by the Grove keeper. Grove then had a free kick well saved by Stewardson, but the rebound went in.

Gonerby stepped up a gear, with Robson scoring from a Baker assist. Stewardson again pulled off a diving save from another free kick to keep scores level at half time.

Gonerby produced a dominant display in the second half, and set-piece corners produced a second goal for Robson and Gonerby’s third from Bramley.

Man of the match went to Okoth.

Gonerby: Baker, Bramley, Coates, Grieh, Hardy, Nowak, Okoth, Robson, Scott, Stewardson, Williamson.