Bottesford record first league victory of the season

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Grantham & District Saturday League

Premier Division

Bottesford 3

Heckington Millers 0

Bottesford recorded their first league victory of the season with a solid performance against Heckington.

Despite the first half remaining goalless, they had the better of the play and should have taken the lead through Alex Thomson.

It did not take Bottesford long to break the deadlock though, as they scored in the opening minute of the second half. Chris Tonge sent Wilkinson clear but his effort was saved. Fortunately, Tonge followed in to smash home.

Theo Wilkinson, a half-time substitute, proved a constant menace and he got the goal he deserved when his tricky feet gave him half a yard to plant an excellent left foot shot in off the post.

Scorer then turned provider as Wilkinson’s through-ball found Alex Robinson who was ice cool. He drew the keeper then slipped the ball past him.

The result marked a much-improved performance from Bottesford who displayed much more organisation and work rate in a good team display, although Sam Garner was selected as man of the match.

Grantham & District Sunday League

Division One

Caythorpe 0

Springfield AFC 3

Springfield managed a second consecutive clean sheet and grabbed all three points against a battling Caythorpe side.

Springy took the lead when James Green’s low shot found the back of the net.

They then hit the post a couple of times, before Caythorpe missed the chance to level ahead of half time. The home side were denied when Dos Santos pulled off a good save.

The visitors started well again after the break and Green grabbed his second, running
on to Webb’s through-ball and slotting past the keeper.

Webb then bagged a goal of his own, curling a shot over the keeper from the corner of the 18-yard area.

Man of the match was M. Proctor.