Long Bennington triumph in their Shield final debut

Under-12 Shield winners Long Bennington
Under-12 Shield winners Long Bennington
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Grantham Youth League

Under-12 Shield Final

Long Bennington 2

Leasingham 1

LONG Bennington played and won their first ever Shield final in their debut year at 11-a-side football against Leasingham at The Meres.

Bennington took the game to Leasingham with lots of first-half pressure and goal scoring opportunities. The deadlock was broken a minute before half time with a superb long range shot into the top left corner by Daniel Cox.

The second half started with another Bennington goal from top striker Thomas Marshall who caused problems for the Leasingham defence throughout the game.

Leasingham managed to score in the middle of the second half, however Bennington’s strong midfield and defence were too much for their opponents and ensured a well-deserved victory.

Under-9

Great Ponton 1

Barrowby Lions 5

BARROWBY struggled to get going before taking the lead direct from a Joe Down corner kick.

Two cracking Corey Evans goals from distance put Lions well ahead at half time.

Ponton pulled a goal back after the break but Barrowby sealed victory with two goals from Marshall Bancroft late in the game.

Barrowby: Dodwell, Toonge, Neil, Johnson, Duffy, Zeimer, O. Evans, C. Evans, Down, Bancroft.

Barrowby Lions 0

Aslockton 0

LIONS put a halt to Aslockton’s unbeaten run.

Some fantastic football was produced by both teams from the kick-off. Lions hit the post several times but just couldn’t find the net.

After half time, the outfield players from both teams forced both keepers to make some critical saves. In the final 10 minutes some great strikes from Lions piled on the pressure but they couldn’t find the net.

Man of the match was shared by every player on the pitch.

Grantham Flames 3

Gonerby Yellows 3

GONERBY struck first when a speculative effort from Tom Mayfield squeezed through a ruck of players. Flames levelled after a quick counter-attack.

Yellows regained the lead through Ethan Harrison’s well-taken strike and Max Hardy extended it with a neat close-range finish.

Flames came back strongly though in the final quarter, scoring twice without reply, to end a frantic game all square.

Gonerby man of the match was James Scott

Gonerby: Burridge, Grieh, Scott, McNulty, Mayfield, Chamberlain, Hardy, Jefferson, Harrison, Newton.

Under-11

Long Bennington 1

Ketton 4

A LACKLUSTRE display saw Long Bennington slip to a defeat against league title contenders Ketton.

Goal scorer for Bennington was Alfie Terry and man of the match was Gregory Johnson.

Long Bennington 0

Ancaster Athletic 1

LONG Bennington fell behind after failing to clear a corner midway through the first half.

This spurred them into life and saw them lay siege to the Ancaster goal for the remainder of the game but without success. Man of the match was Tom Horton.

Bennington: Lightbody, Durham, Johnson, Haigh, Horton, Hammond, C. Baker, Terry, Coulson, A. Terry, Traves, Bartlett, Zalas, Horner.

Pointon Juniors 0

Barrowby Tigers 5

ALEX Roberts fired in Tigers’ opener and Joseph Wakerley doubled the lead.

Braden Wakerley made it three and man-of-the-match Roberts added his second just before the break.

The second half lacked the same tempo and the only goal of the half came from Reece Malley.

Barrowby Tigers 16

Bingham Town 0

TIGERS opened their account through Braden Wakerley before turning provider for Alex Roberts.

Roberts added his second and man of the match Lloyd Hanratty picked out Reece Malley for Barrowby’s fourth. Hanratty scored before the break.

Roberts completed his hat trick before Malley and Hanratty both scored a second time. Ricardo Alves tapped in, as did Joseph Wakerley, before Roberts bagged his fourth and Hanratty completed his hat trick and then his fourth.

Hanratty scored his fifth, Callum Breeden made it 15-0 and Malley completed his hat trick from the spot to complete the rout.

Under-12

Gonerby 2

Leasingham 1

GONERBY continued their excellent end of season run, beating second placed Leasingham in a very competitive game.

Cameron Philpotts opened the scoring in the first half after some good work from Max Le-Hair. Le-Hair made it 2-0 midway into the second half.

An excellent goal from Leasingham made for a tense last few minutes, but Gonerby held on for a well deserved win. Man of the match was Harry Johnson.

Gonerby: Clay, Fernandes, Johnson, Wright, Smith, Philpotts, Derby, Buchan-Papworth, Heppleston, Le-Hair, Beaumont, Bevan, Sinclair.

Under-13

Mowbray Rangers 2

Colsterworth Colts 5

COLTS started with a flourish and goals from Tom Miles and Duncan Barsby gave the perfect start.

Bland found Jason Coverely to lob the keeper from 25 yards before Tom Miles added Colts’ fourth.

Mowbray replied with a quick double after the break but Jake Robinson made certain for Colts after good work from Floyd.

Colts man of the match was shared between Louis Bland and James Simpson.

Colsterworth: Austin, Kerr, Raistrick, Doughty, Simpson, Bland, Floyd, Robinson, Coverely, Miles, Barsby, De’ath-Eccles, Watkins, Brain.

New Newark League

Under-13

Grove Rangers 0

Colsterworth Colts 10

COLTS opened brightly with early goals from James Simpson and Jason Coverley.

One-way traffic saw Colts soon extend their lead with further goals from Jake Robinson and Scott Floyd. Tom Miles added number five just before the break.

A quick double from Coverley gave him his hat trick. Floyd added another from close range and a brace from Dan Moulds made it double figures

Joint men of the match were Coverley and Floyd.

Colsterworth: Austin, Kerr, Raistrick, Moulds, Watkins, Bland, De’ath-Eccles, Floyd, Simpson, Robinson, Coverley, Brain, Miles, Doughty, Poole.

Mid Lincs A League

Under-13

Sleaford Town 2

Barrowby Hawks 2

AN excellent first-half team performance saw Hawks take the lead after a strong Ian Goode shot was spilled by the keeper and Ben White scored from the rebound. Sleaford pulled a goal back just before half time.

Hawks regained the lead again when White scored his second from close range. Newly-crowned champions Sleaford continued to fight back and levelled again from the penalty spot.

Barrowby man of the match was Jack Foyster.