YOUTH FOOTBALL: Long Bennington win fierce final

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Grantham Youth League

Under-14 Shield Final

Long Bennington 1

Barrowby 0

LONG Bennington won the Shield in a fiercely contested final at The Meres with a superb team display with many all round fine performances.

Barrowby started strongly but Bennington fought back and twice rattled the woodwork when Johnnie Blanchard was put through by James Longden.

The Bennington defence was well marshalled, with George Blanchard and Michael Hurrell in particular both producing solid displays.

Taylor Bowers won a penalty half way through the second half when a Barrowby defender handled in the area. This time Bennington wouldn’t be denied and Blanchard slotted home the spot kick which proved to be enough for victory.

Under-12

Colsterworth Colts 11

Navenby 0

EIGHT goals from Corey Hammond helped Colsterworth to a convincing victory.

Colts opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game through Steffan Moreton-Whitelock and Owen Poole added another from a corner. Hammond opened his account just before half time and then went on the rampage by adding a further seven goals in succession in the second half.

The Colsterworth midfield quartet of Poole, Moreton-Whitelock, Letchworth and Thompson dictated the game, allowing Hammond to display his excellent finishing skills. Samuel Tooke scored his first goal of the season just before the final whistle.

Colsterworth: Addlessee, Whadcock, Hardwick, Singleton, Pallier, Thompson, Poole, Moreton-Whitelock, Letchworth, Hammond, Lovett, Tooke.

Under-11

Ancaster Athletic 0

Barrowby Tigers 8

TIGERS started brightly with Alex Roberts winning the race against a defender to open the scoring.

Man of the match Liam Smith put the ball over the Ancaster defence for Lloyd Hanratty to convert. Reece Malley added the third with a fine solo run and finish before Roberts bagged his second.

Braden Wakerley guided the ball through for Roberts to smash the ball home for his hat trick. He then added his fourth just before the break when Philip Wood picked him out at the edge of the area.

The second half continued with the Tigers having the majority of the ball and territory. Wood deflected Braden Wakerley’s driven shot home for number seven and Hanratty added to his tally.

Ancaster then came back and were very unlucky when their centre-back found space only to be denied by the crossbar.

Pointon 1

Long Bennington 4

STARTING the game on the front foot, Bennington took the lead in the first minute and increased it five minutes later with goals from Jack Coulson. Furthur pressure saw Jack Traves pounce and fire home number three.

After the interval, a patient build-up on the edge of the box saw Alfie Terry slot home after latching on to a threaded pass.

Pointon’s reply in time added on was a strike from distance that looped into the top corner.

Bennington man of the match was keeper Tom Horton.

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

Under-9

Barrowby Lions 6

Gonerby 1

A TIGHT and tense first quarter ended with Barrowby taking the lead through Bancroft.

Chances went begging at both ends in the second half, including a missed penalty by Bancroft who made amends with a second goal before half time.

Lions increased their lead further with goals from man of the match Corey Evans and two from Read.

Gonerby replied with a well-taken goal by the impressive Tom Mayfield to pull it back to 5-1. The goal spurred Gonerby on and they sscored again with a quick breakaway goal by Bancroft to complete his hat trick and knock the stuffing out of spirited Gonerby.

Barrowby: Dodwell, French, Tonge, Johnson, Zeimer, Duffy, Evans, Down, Read, Bancroft.

Gonerby: Burridge, McNulty, Williamson, Meffen, Grieh, Coates, Mayfield, Scott, Baker, Gillingham.

New Newark League

Under-13

Fernwood Foxes 0

Great Ponton 6

GREAT Ponton dominated from the start but were thwarted by the Foxes keeper.

The deadlock was broken when a Will Barron cross was steered home on the volley by Josh Allen. Ponton doubled their lead when Matthew Rawding hit home from 15 yards.

Striker David Croke made no mistake from a Rawding pass and then added a quick-fire hat trick with some clinical finishing.

Man of the match was Sam Angeloni.

Ponton: Cook, O’Leary, Copley, Cardos, Bradley, Barron, Gait, Croke, Rawding, Angeloni, Low, Allen, Perry.

Colsterworth Colts 8

Newark Town Bullets 1

COLTS opened brighty and took an early league when Jason Coverely fired in from 20 yards.

Colsterworth doubled their league when a Simpson corner was headed in by Dan Moulds.

Bullets got themselves back into the game with a fine strike from their striker, but Tommy De’ath-Eccles restored Colts’ two-goal lead just before the break.

Colts took control in the second half with a quick Coverley brace to complete his hat trick, followed by goals from man of the match Scott Floyd, and a brace from Josh Brain including a lovely 30yd chip.

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

Mid Lincs A League

Under-13

Nettleham 2

Barrowby Hawks 2

HAWKS started well and good early pressure resulted in them being awarded a penalty, confidently taken by man of the match Ben White. Nettleham levelled the game from a free kick before half time.

In a competitive second half, Nettleham took the lead, but continued commitment from the Hawks paid off after a strong run and cross by Jack Foyster was converted by Jack McCallum to earn the Hawks a good point.

Lincs FA Girls’ League

Under-12

GYFL Girls 4

Caythorpe 1

GREAT ball control and excellent passing by a determined side made for a great GYFL Girls victory.

Caythorpe tried many times but were stopped by quick deffending from the GYFL defence and good goalkeeping from Mollie Callacher in the first half, and Kerry Smith in the second.

There were fantastic runs by Francessca Wilson, Kerry Smith and Kelsey Benton, and four goals from player of the match Katy Gilbert were more than enough to seal the win.

GYFL: Callacher, Smith, Humphreys, Barrowcliffe, Desmond, Benton, Wilson, Rowland, Gilbert.