Mid Lincs Youth League
Harrowby United 3
Gainsborough Trinity 1
A visit from Gainsborough Trinity to the Envirocom stadium was always going to be difficult encounter for the Young Arrows, and after the first few minutes the visitors showed that they was not going to be a pushover.
It was time for Harrowby to roll up their sleeves and put in a performance as proof of their league status.
Once the back four had settled in, Harrowby began looking for a weakness in the visiting squad, spraying the ball out to Josh Beeston who seemed to be causing the Gainsborough defence all sorts of problems.
One such probing attack led to the opener, when Beeston found an unmarked Adam Meffen who slotted home.
The old saying that you are most vulnerable just after scoring was proved right, when straight after the re-start Gainsborough equalised through their marksman Robbie Bull.
With the scores now level, the Young Arrows then sparked into life and after some great work by Kye Hull, he set up fellow striker Matt Cox who poked the the ball home to give Harrowby a 2-1 half time lead.
The second period was dominated by the home side and numerous chances went begging before Hull put the game beyond reach with a fine individual goal, securing United’s unbeaten run of 11 games in the league since the start of the season.
A great performance by all the lads once again, especially Henry Dilley who was awarded man of the match.
Nottingham Youth League
Bestwood Park 1
In yet another physical game, Barrowby had to match the home side challenge for challenge in order to compete.
The Barrowby formation had to be adjusted when goalkeeper Weighill was fouled 10 minutes into the game and had to be substituted, with Brewill and Kay sharing the goalkeeping duties.
A superb in-swinging free quick from the left hand side from Cann gave Barrowby a deserved first half lead, before Bestwood equalised in the second period.
Marshall was unlucky not to win the game for Barrowby in the last 10 minutes when he broke free and skimmed the outside of the post.
Man of the match went to Sandon.