YOUTH FOOTBALL: Grantham Town under-12s boss Nettleham at home

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Mid Lincs League

Under-12

Grantham Town 4

Nettleham 1

Grantham opened the scoring when Lewis Brady put a super ball through to Praise Ollalere who finished with aplomb.

Further pressure came when Brady set up Josh Carey whose shot was well saved by the Nettleham keeper.

Man-of-the-match Ollalere fired home his second with style following a fantastic individual run from Brady.

The opposition tested Campbell Williams on a couple of occasions in the first half but he was confident and controlled the play well. Good defensive work from Liam Clamp saw the home team 2-0 up at the break.

The second half started well with Jacob Thompson having a fantastic strike saved by the keeper and then moments later hitting the post. Brady showed his quality when he made a fabulous individual run, cutting the opposition apart to deliver a super ball in to Alfie Morley.

Grantham continued to dominate play and always looked like they would score again. The third goal came from a great delivery by Morley and super finish from Brady.

Nettleham pulled a goal back but shortly after, Morley took a shot from the wing to seal the win.

Under-11

Gonerby 3

Long Bennington 0

Gonerby took the lead early in the first half with an excellent debut goal from Alfie Chapman.

Long Bennington responded, bringing two good saves from Gonerby keeper Burridge.

Coates then produced a fine finish to double the lead, and Meffen scored Gonerby’s third to make it 3-0 at half time.

Gonerby continued to press in the second half with further close efforts from Coates and Hardy but the Bennington defence stood firm. Further saves from man-of-the-match Burridge kept a clean sheet for Gonerby.

Gonerby: Meffen, McNulty, Baker, Nowak, Coates, Hardy, Grieh, Burridge, Scott, Williamson, Ballaam, Chapman.

Under-13B

Gonerby 8

Hykeham Tigers 0

A rampant Gonerby team climbed to the top of the league with an emphatic victory over Hykeham Tigers.

Two goals apiece for Sam Brown, Peter Lewin, Robert McNulty and George Corden meant that Hykeham were second best all match, despite putting up decent resistance early on.

Captain Stefan Eardley in the Gonerby goal kept his eighth clean sheet of the season and once again marshalled his back four superbly.

Gonerby: Eardley, Gullick, Sellars, Corden, Burton, Lewin, Gorman, Swain, Atkinson, Brown, McNulty, Bautista, Boyle, Smith.

Saxilby Athletic 0

Gonerby 1

Gonerby put the pressure on the league leaders with an excellent away win.

With Ryan Taggart and Jack Davidson putting in great shifts in midfield, Gonerby dominated possession without really troubling the Saxilby keeper.

The breakthrough came midway through the first half when Luke Gorman threaded a pinpoint pass through to Sam Brown who neatly chipped the ball over the advancing Saxilby keeper.

Striking the woodwork twice in the second half, Gonerby continued to take the game to Saxilby but the hosts kept the result in the balance with some determined defending and a constant break away threat.

Gonerby : Eardley (c), Gullick, Sellars, Corden, Burton, Davidson, Taggart, Gorman, Atkinson, McNulty, Brown, Boyle, Lewin, Swain.

Under-15A

Barrowby 1

Young Dons 0

Barrowby were initially frustrated by the visitors in the first half, who sat nine men behind the ball.

The home side made a tactical change at the break, bringing Frazer Wingad into midfield which resulted in their best spell of the match.

Ten minutes into the second half, a fine Josh White Cross was met in the box by Wingad who coolly slotted home.

Patryk Lawniczak did a superb job man-marking the Young Dons danger man out of the game.

Barrowby battled in vain to add a second goal but the Dons keeper was in fine form.

Man of the match was shared by Patryk Lawniczak and David Croke.

Barrowby: Asplen, Lawniczak, Reid, Wingad, White, Page, Hayward, R. Evans, Scott, Croke, S. Evans, Hollingworth, K. Evans.

Under-16

Gonerby Yellows 2

Saxilby 0

The home side took the initiative just before the break, with a precise cross from Alex McIntosh finding Harry Hutton to give Gonerby the lead.

In the second half, the home team settled down, taking control of the game with Cameron McIntosh and Daniel Hibbert, holding the back line. Man-of-the-match,Liam Geeson asserted his authority in the middle of midfield, giving the visitors very little opportunity to trouble stand-in goalkeeper Aiden Hotchin.

Gonerby secured the match with a 45-yard free kick from Luke Bond.

Gonerby: Hotchin, Clater, C. McIntosh, Hibbert, A. McIntosh, Eyre, Bond, Geeson, Pickering, Hutton, Baker. Subs: Ellis-Millar.