YOUTH FOOTBALL: Goal-crazy Great Ponton under-16s fire in 17 times

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Mid Lincs League Cup

Under-16

Great Ponton 17

Metheringham 0

Great Ponton went goal crazy to reach the quarter-finals of the league cup.

Striker Charlie Copley smashed in four times in the first half, Brendan Dixon headed home a fifth, and goals from Elliot Hutchinson, Macauley Hughes and Oliver Hutchinson made it 8-0 at half time.

Copley added his fifth after the break and Hughes brought his tally to four. Oliver Hutchinson bagged a second goal and Elliot Hutchinson completed his hat trick.

Completing the rout were a goal apiece from Mark Cornish and Matthew Rawding.

MoM: Conor O’Leary, Charlie Copley, Josh Allen.

Ponton: Cook, Cornish, O. Hutchinson, E. Hutchinson, J. Hutchinson, O’Leary (c), Dixon, Allen, Brain, Rawding, Copley, Hughes.

Grantham Youth League

Under-11

Pointon 2

Great Ponton 2

Pointon took an early lead through Josh Newman and maintained it until early in the second half when Joseph De’Ath netted for Great Ponton.

A well taken second goal from De’Ath put the visitors in front.

Pointon pressed for an equaliser but the Ponton defence of Hodgkinson, Armstrong and O’Brien held firm and Ponton looked good for the win, until Newman popped up to score with seconds remaining.

Barrowby 2

Great Ponton 6

Great Ponton took an early lead through a well taken Jack Croft goal.

Ponton man-of-the-match Joseph De’Ath then added two more to continue his impressive scoring run. Barrowby pulled a goal back through Danny Gray before Josh Crane restored the visitors’ advantage.

A Ponton own goal narrowed the gap but Ted Sweeney and Liam Raitt scored from long range to give the visitors all three points .

Barrowby’s man of the match was Danny Gray.

Under-12

Gonerby 4

Great Ponton 1

Gonerby overcame a spirited Great Ponton side for the second time in a week in this top of the table clash.

Baker grabbed a goal from a Coates cross to put the home side ahead. Ponton replied after a quick break to draw level.

Two well taken goals from Bramley and a fine volley from Baker, supported by great defensive performances from Grieh, Hardy and man-of-the-match Nowak sealed the points for Gonerby.

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

Peterborough Youth League

Under-13

Colsterworth Colts 1

Wisbech 1

In a hard fought contest between two evenly matched sides, it was a tale of two defences as both teams’ attacks were dealt with admirably.

As had been seen the previous week, Wisbech were a well drilled side who worked on capitalising from long throw-ins into the box and a tremendous kick from their goal keeper.

But with the return of Smith in the heart of the Colts defence, these high balls were cleared each time.

Colts maintained their passing game throughout and tried to snatch a winner in the second half.

MoM: Smith.

Under-16 Premier

Colsterworth Colts 2

Rippingale & Folkingham 3

In a game that could see either side go top of the league, a great encounter followed.

After a goalless first half, good work from Robinson saw him find Adam Gait to open the scoring for Colts.

The double act soon combined again only to have the goal chalked off for offside.

This spurred the visitors on and they squared the game.

Colts still pushed on and regained the lead when a Simpson corner ended up direct into the goal.

But again the visitors equalised following a goalmouth scramble.

With both teams looking for the win, it was Rippingale who snatched it late on with a breakaway effort.

Colts’ man of the match awards was shared between Bland and Robinson.

Newark League Cup

Under-12

Gonerby 4

Bottesford 0

Gonerby scored within a minute of the start with a fluent sequence of passing culminating in Meffen lobbing the Bottesford keeper. Both teams played well in what was a tight first half.

After the break, Baker beat the offside strap and coolly finished to extend the lead. Grieh saved Gonerby with a superb last ditch tackle and Coates brought a fine save from the Bottesford keeper.

Bramley hit the bar and there were close efforts from Hardy, Meffen and Robson.

Goals from Bramley and man-of-the-match Meffen sealed the win for Gonerby,

Gonerby: Baker, Bramley, Coates, Grieh, Hardy, Mcnulty, Meffen, Nowak, Robson, Scott, Stewardson.