FOOTBALL: Springy march on with win against Caythorpe

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Grantham & District Sunday League

Division One

Springfield AFC 5

Caythorpe 2

SPRINGFIELD continued their winning ways with victory over Caythorpe.

Springy took the lead through Pete Spencer who slotted past the keeper.

Caythorpe equalised midway through the half, only for Spencer to restore the lead with his second.

The second half saw Caythorpe start the brighter and they were soon back on level terms.

Springy sprung into life and with 20 minutes remaining, the home side went in front again. Chappell’s initial shot was saved but he followed in and tucked away the rebound.

Martins scored his first of the season before Chappell added his second with a great strike past the keeper.

Man of the match was Andy Baines.

Springfield: Baines, Spinks, Blanchard, Proctor, Duncan, Wilson, Howe, Sterry, Martins, Stubbs, Spencer, Chappell, McGhee.

Rippingale 0

Grantham United TRE 14

A GREAT all-round performance from saw United start well against an inexperienced Rippingale side.

They were quickly on the scoresheet within five minutes. The goal triggered a scoring frenzy which saw United 8-0 up after 35 minutes.

Rippingale bravely held their own until 10 minutes into the second half when United found another gear to do more damage and score another six times.

Newark Alliance

Division One

Barkestone le Vale 3

Laxton Athletic 1

BARKESTONE made light of the windy conditions and started brightly with some good passing football.

Yet it seemed their play would go unrewarded until two goals shortly before half time. An excellent driven corner from Alasdair Culpin was met by a bullet header from Simon Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth then returned the favour as his through-ball found Culpin who showed great composure to coolly slot past the oncoming keeper.

Barkestone maintained their high tempo in the second half in an accomplished performance.

The third goal came when Chris Tonge got in front of his marker to convert a left wing cross.

Laxton got little joy from an organised Barkestone defence and it took a superb curled effort to register a late consolation goal in a result that saw Barkestone go second in the league.

Man of the match was Jake Hutchinson.