YOUTH FOOTBALL: Gonerby will top-of-the-table clash

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Grantham Youth League

Under-12

Gonerby 4 Great Ponton 3

Gonerby overcame Ponton in this top of the table clash.

Ponton man-of-the-match Marshall Bancroft scored all three of their goals and put the visitors in front.

Gonerby man-of-the-match Baker equalised for the home side and scored again to give his side the lead just before the break.

Bramley extended Gonerby’s advantage before Bancroft scored his second for Ponton. Baker completed his hat trick for the home side, and then Bancroft did the same for the visitors.

Gorzejewski, Okoth, Hull and Angeloni had late efforts in the game which could have won it for Ponton but it was not to be.

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

Under-11

Great Ponton 3 Barrowby 1

Ponton eventually ran out winners against a spirited Barrowby side who can count themselves unlucky not to have taken a point from this game.

Joseph De’Ath put the home side ahead after 20 minutes but Barrowby netted an equaliser just before half time.

De’Ath added a second just after the break and Josh Crane made it 3-1 to Ponton midway through the second half.

Barrowby tried to get back into the game and only some solid defending from the home side kept them at bay .

Ponton’s man of the match was Jack Croft.

Newark Youth League

Under-12

Gonerby 8 East Bridgford 2

Gonerby started the stronger and were rewarded with goals from Bramley and Okoth. East Bridgford rallied and pulled a goal back before the break.

The home side pressed the accelerator in the second half, with Robson and Newton both scoring twice, with further goals from Coates and Scott. Bridgford also scored a second.

Gonerby’s man of the match was Grieh.

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

Mid Lincs League

Long Bennington 1 HBW Colts 0

The first half ended with honours even with both sides making chances but failing to hit the target.

The deadlock was broken midway through the second half by Bennington’s Jack Coulson who fired home from the tightest of angles following fine work from Alfie Terry.

Bennington man-of-the-match was Jack Marshall.

Bennington: Panchmatia, Durham, Horton, Traves, Patton, T. Baker, Terry, Coulson, Picker, Lund, J. Baker, Marshall.

Under-16A

Great Ponton 4 Hykeham Tigers 1

Great Ponton started brightly and the deadlock was broken when Macauley Hughes beat two defenders to hit home.

Plucky Hykeham fought back and secured an equaliser from the penalty spot before half time.

Ponton stepped up the pressure after the break and went back in front when Charlie Copley smashed home from a Brendan Dixon pass. Copley then doubled his tally with a clinical finish.

Copley turned provider with a cross that was headed home by Elliot Hutchinson to seal the win.

Man of the match awards went to goalkeeper Jake Cook and defenders Josh Brain and Jack Hutchinson.

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