Grantham Sunday league side Ancaster win for first time

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Grantham & District Sunday League

Division One

Ancaster Athletic 5

Colsterworth United 1

Ancaster Athletic pulled off their first ever win as a Sunday team with a sublime display of football.

It began early in the first half when Anthony Stewart pulled back a superb pass which was rifled home by Charlie Sorsky. A few minutes later, it was two when Anthony Stewart received a Sorsky pass and half volleyed home in off the bar.

Colsterworth pulled one back after capitalising on a goalmouth scramble.

United’s comeback was short lived as a few moments later Adam Grant struck a rasping 40-yard pass which sent Tom Butcher one-on-one to calmly slot under the on-rushing keeper.

Just before half time, it was 4-1 as the lively Butcher pulled an inviting ball across the box which was turned home by an unfortunate Colsterworth defender.

Midway into the second half, Colsterworth were given a chance to get back into the game again, with Ancaster keeper Guy Toulson bringing down the Colsterworth striker.

It was zero to hero for Toulson who managed to save the Colsterworth pen-alty with his feet to the delight of the Ancaster players and coaching staff Tom Graves and Michael Allsebrook.

Ancaster had the chance to make it five after winning a penalty for a blatant handball, but the resulting spot kick from Tom Fereday was also well saved by the Colsterworth keeper.

With the last few minutes approaching, Butcher turned provider to give Chris Haynes the easiest of finishes to complete a memorable day for Ancaster Athletic x in their short history as a Sunday side.

Ancaster: Toulson, Wharton, Bristow, Greenhalf, Grant, Rawdon, Sorsky, Fereday, De Giorgio, Stewart (c), Butcher. Subs: Turner, Stewart, James, Allsebrook.