Grantham Saturday League Premier Division
Ancaster FC 0
Buckminster United FC 4
BUCKMINSTER got their league campaign off to a great start with a convincing win over last season’s fifth placed team.
With the visiting defence barely troubled it was all out attack from the Buckminster midfield and forward line.
Within ten minutes should have been ahead when Paul Chappell beat the offside only to fire wide from a great position.
Fit again Danny Moore went close moments later, then made amends for his miss when the home keeper tried to clear only for his kick to find Danny twenty five yards out who calmly controlled the ball and lobbed the stranded keeper to put the visitors into a deserved lead.
Late in the half a fine counter attacking move found Moore in space again, he beat his man and slid the ball through for 16-year-old Zack Le Hair, whose first time effort was narrowly over the bar.
The second half was much the same as the first with the visiting keeper almost a spectator, only having to make one good reaction save all game.
So it was Buckminster on the attack again for the majority and it was Danny Moore again who fired in a 20-yard free kick, which left the Ancaster keeper rooted.
The introduction of three substitutes gave Buckminster fresh impetus and, from another 20-yard free kick, the home keeper paried the ball into the path of another 16-year-old substitute, Tom Figura, who coolly slotted the ball inside the far post only for the effort to be ruled offside.
But it was youngster Tom Figura who stole the show, when another passing move culminated in Figura taking a pass in his stride and powering across the keeper into the bottom corner.
Further chances went begging, along with the home keeper making saves, before Ian Hollingworth beat his man out wide and crossing pinpoint for Figura to complete his brace and give Buckminster a comfortable 4-0 away win.
Buckminster Man of the Match was Tom Figura
Buckminster team : Dave Allen, Will Harris, Wayne Martini, Liam Jaques, Paul Chambers, Jim Clough, Colin Howe, Craig Moore, Paul Chappell, Danny Moore, Zack LeHair. Subs. Simon Hollingworth, Ian Hollingworth, Tom Figura, Rich Greenfield, Mark Miller.
Three Gables 8
Black Dog 1
THE Three Gables put the weekend defeat behind them and, with a full squad to choose from, took their weekend loss out on the Black Dog, racing into a four-goal lead.
After the half-time break a defensive mix-up let the Black Dog score what turned out to be a consolation goal. The loss of a goal brough The Gables to life and they soon hit another four goals to complete the scoring.
Jas O’Connor was named man-of-the-match.
The Three Gables goals were scored by Lovendge (3), Peberdy (2), Reid (2) and Farrell (1).