YOUTH FOOTBALL: Strong second half performance earns Great Ponton victory
Mid Lincs League
Great Ponton 2
Ponton started strongly but Holbeach went in front when a ball cleared was adjudged to be over the line.
The home side continue to defend well and began to get their passing game working.
A strong run and pass by David Olalere played in Ian Goode who struck a first time power shot past the diving keeper to score just before half time.
The second half saw a fantastic Ponton team performance, with all three points won after a strong run and finish by Kemal Yenibertiz.
Ponton’s man of the match award went to the whole team.
Great Ponton: Cook, Allen, Bradley, Dixon, Copley, Olalere, Rawding, Yenibertiz, O’Leary, Barron, Chambers, Goode, Hutchinson.
Barrowby started very brightly on the front foot and their pressure finally told when Oliver Hayward sent Ryan Evans through on goal. The keeper made a fine save but Patryk Lawniczak reacted first to put the home side ahead.
All the hard work was undone 30 seconds from the break when Louth were awarded a free kick. Nobody reacted and the visitors’ striker prodded home.
Louth started the second half on fire and went 2-1 up but arweree unable to get a third as Barrowby keeper and man of the match Liam Asplan was on fine form.
Barrowby woke up a fantastic run and cross from Ryan Evans was superbly dispatched by Sam Evans.
Barrowby had the ball in the net again but the referee spotted an infringement on the keeper and the game finished all square.
Barrowby: Asplen, Hollingworth, White, Wingad, Evans, Reid, S. Evans, Hayward, R. Evans, Lawniczak, Page, Cardoso, Hall.
St Helens 0
Gonerby bounced back to winning ways with an emphatic result at St Helens in tricky conditions.
Having dominated the early stages of the first half, Gonerby eventually took the lead when Robert McNulty stabbed home in style. Luke Gorman then added a second with a shot from the edge of the box, after good work by Jack Davidson.
It continued to be mainly one-way traffic in the second half as Gorman turned provider for Sam Brown to place a header beyond the reach of the St Helens keeper. Roles were reversed for the fourth goal, with Brown crossing for Gorman to grab his second of the game.
George Corden smashed home Gonerby’s fifth from just inside the St Helens area.
Gonerby: Eardley (c), Gullick, Burton, Corden, Sellars, Davidson, Taggart, Gorman, Atkinson, Brown, McNulty, Smith, Boyle, Lewin.
Grantham Youth League
Barrowby Lions 12
A good all-round team display from Barrowby saw them win against a very hard working Leasingham side.
Goals came from man-of-the-match Johnson, Down, Evans, Foister, and two apiece for Read, Wright, Hands and Mayfield.
Barrowby: Dodwell, Cooper, Tonge, Johnson, French, Federson, Down, Evans, Wright, Mayfield, Hands, Read, Foister.
Ancaster Gladiators 1
Great Ponton 1
(Ponton won 4-2 on penalties)
Ancaster took the lead in the second quarter but that was cancelled out by Hodgkinson’s interception and 20-yard run which resulted in a right foot drive into the bottom corner.
Yenibertiz rattled the crossbar with a power drive and the game went to a penalty shoot out.
Ponton won with penalties from Hodgkinson, Collingwood, Yenibertiz and Carter.
Man of the match was R. Collingwood.
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