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Grantham Youth League


Easton Eagles 0

Colsterworth Colts 9

COLSTERWORTH’S win gave them the league title for the third year running.

Colts started brighty and early goals from Floyd and Miles gave them the perfect start. Jason Coverley hit a quick-fire hat trick before half time to give Colts a 5-0 lead.

Easton fell further behind when Scott Floyd’s brace completed his hat trick. Louis Bland added a brace of his own late on to complete the scoring.

Colts man of the match was Connor Doughty.

Colts: Colts: Austin, Simpson, Doughty, Watkins, Robinson, De’ath-eccles, Floyd, Brain, Miles, Coverley, Bland, Kerr, Walker, Raistrick, Barsby, Starks, Moulds.


Gonerby Yellows 0

Grantham Town 0

GONERBY worked hard from the kick off and were unlucky not to score through Tristan Crane.

Scoring opportunities came from Grantham but Daniel Hibbert was outstanding in goal and skipper and man-of-the-match Cameron McIntosh marshalled his defence well to ensure Yellows took a share of the points.

Gonerby: Hibbert, A. McIntosh, Smith, C. McIntosh, Williams, Jordan, Bond, Bye, Ayre, Baker, Crane. Subs: Pickering, Christian, Ellis-Millar.


Barrowby Predators 2

Mowbray Rangers 1

A WELL fought game saw Barrowby go behind in the opening 10 minutes, but Matthew Valentine levelled the score just before half time.

In the second half, Barrowby’s Ryan Evans scored the decider in the first five minutes.

Barrowby’s man of the match was goalkeeper Daniel Parker who had an outstanding game with many great saves.

Barrowby: Parker, A. Hemstock, M. Hemstock, Lee, Valentine, Topaloglu, Craig, Winfield, Railton, Evans, Clamp.


Bingham Town 0

Barrowby Tigers 11

TIGERS’ scoring was opened when a Callum Breeden cross was turned in by a Bingham defender.

Alex Roberts added number two, followed by Braden Wakerley firing across the keeper. He then turned provider for man of the match Lloyd Hanratty to fire in his first of the game. Will Creesey added Tigers’ fifth just before the break.

Hanratty bagged his second from outside the box and completed his hat trick when he was picked out at the far post by Alex Roberts. Hanratty added a fourth before Jamie Brooks added another two to the tally.

Long Bennington 0

Barrowby Tigers 7

REECE Malley put Barrowby in front and Alex Roberts tapped in a second.

Braden Wakerley was provider for Lloyd Hanratty and his shot sent the keeper the wrong way. Hanratty then added Tigers’ fourth after Callum Breeden found him unmarked on the edge of the box.

Number five came from a Philip Wood shot rebounding of the crossbar and landing at the feet of Will Creesey who did not waste his chance.

Tigers’ sixth came in the second half when Liam Smith fed Phillip Wood and he lobbed the advancing keeper. Wood completed the rout when he turned and fired in the box.

Grantham Youth 9

Bingham 2

GRANTHAM went behind but man of the match Jack Davidson put his side level before half time.

Substitute Sam Brown put Grantham in front and Davidson scored Grantham’s third.

Bingham reduced the deficit but Brown quickly completed his hat trick to give Grantham a three goal cushion.

Max Angeloni slammed in a great goal before Brown added two more to his tally. Davidson rifled in to complete his hat trick.

Gonerby: Eardley, Gullick, Sellers, Davidson, Taggart, Gorman, Angeloni, Swain, Atkinson, Corden, Boyle, Burton, Brown.


Barrowby Lions 9

Grantham Flames 1

A GREAT start from both teams produced several good chances early on,.

Lions took the lead on 13 minutes and immediately doubled the score, with both goals from Read. By half time, Lions were 5-0 up with a goal apiece from Zeimer, C. Evans and Down.

Flames pulled a goal back after the break but then solid defending from man of the match B. Johnson kept the visitors out. Lions soon wrapped the game up with a brace apiece for Bancroft and O. Evans.

New Newark League

Under-13 League Cup, semi-finals

Colsterworth Colts 5

Bottesford 2

COLTS made it to the cup final with a fine team performance, pushing for the lead early on and wasting several chances until Jason Coverley turned and shot across the keeper.

Tommy De’ath-Eccles put Colts two up from the spot and Colsterworth added a third when James Simpson won a 50/50 ball, played a quick one-two and beat the keeper for a fine indivdual goal.

Bottesford looked for a way back in the second half but were thwarted, and Josh Brain’s first touch as substitute ended with the ball in the net. Dan Moulds headed Colts’ fifth minutes later.

Bottesford replied with two good goals late on but Colts held on for the final few minutes.

Colts man of the match was Jack Raistrick.

Colts: Austin, Kerr, Watkins, Moulds, Bland, De’ath-eccles, Robinson, Floyd, Coverley, Miles, Brain, Doughty, Simpson.

Great Ponton 3

Farndon 0

PONTON were soon in control when a Conor O’Leary free kick was smashed home by David Croke.

A flowing move ended with Devon Low crossing for Croke to head just off target. Bradley and Cardos were in dominant form in the Ponton defence.

Low’s cool finish put Ponton two to the good going into half time.

Ponton sealed a cup final place when Low completed his brace.

Man of the match Will Barron worked hard in midfield.

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