YOUTH FOOTBALL: Double victory for Colsterworth Colts

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Peterborough Junior League

Under-16 Premier

Colsterworth Colts 2

Wisbech St Mary’s 1

Colsterworth entertained top of league Wisbech and had to dig deep after conceding an early goal and had their backs to the wall for the first 20 minutes.

Colts gradually started to get into the game and scored a deserved equaliser when good work from Doughty and Bland found Rui Cardoso who volleyed home from 12 yards.

Within minutes, Cardoso returned the favour and found Louis Bland to volley Colts in front.

In an even second half, Colts held on at the end with a couple of great saves from Jessop.

Colts man of the match was shared by Adam Gait and Sam Austin.

Stamford Town 2

Colsterworth Colts 3

Colsterworth started brighley and opened the scoring when Robinson found Adam Gait who rounded the keeper.

Stamford soon repleid with a cool finish and took the lead just before half time with another well taken goal.

Colts stepped up their game after the break and good work from Gait found James Simpson who fired Colts level.

Now pushing for the win, relentless pressure ended with Louis Bland heading home Simpson’s corner to give Colts the points.

Colts man of the match was Rui Cardoso.


Colsterworth Colts 3

Riverside 5

Colts started brightly enough with some slick passing through to the predatory Rigby who managed to capitalise with two goals.

A further penalty from Heppenstall saw Colts edge the game 3-2 at half time .

Riverside re-organised during the break and blocked through-balls to Rigby.

The game became a bit scrappy in midfield although Colts had a number of chances to increase their lead.

Riverside began to edge the half as the game progressed and scored three more times.

Man of the match was Beresford.

Despite the defeat, Colts have had a good season thus far and are still only three points behind the league leaders.

Mid Lincs League


Ruston Sports 2

Barrowby 4

With the wind behind them, Barrowby got the early breakthrough with Olly Reid holding the ball up for Will Barron to slot home.

Ross Hollingworth then made a superb goal line clearance before Barron put the visitors 2-0 up with a thumping header from an Ian Goode corner.

Ruston pulled a goal back from a controversial free kick but on the stroke of half time Reid rammed home from a Goode corner.

The home side pulled a second goal back but Barrowby worked tirelessly all over the pitch, especially inspirational skipper and man of the match Patryk Lawniczak, and his side got their reward when Reid adding a fourth in the final minutes.

Barrowby: Asplen, Scott, Wingad, Hollingworth, Griffiths, Hayward, Evans, Goode, Barron, Reid, White, Lawn-


Great Ponton 2

Caythorpe & Fulbeck 1

Ponton started brightly with striker Charlie Copley going close.

After more pressure, a Brendan Dixon corner was headed home by striker Macauley Hughes.

The home side created more chances and Dixon narrowly missed after his weaving run evaded three defenders.

Plucky Caythorpe levelled with a breakaway goal but Ponton kept pushing, with Copley and Eliot Hutchinson both going close.

Ponton were not to be denied and scored the winner in the last minute when a Conor O’Leary free kick was bravely headedby Jack Hutchinson in to the path of Matthew Rawding who slotted home.

Man of the match awards were shared by central defenders Jack Hutchinson and captain Conor O’Leary, along with midfielder Matthew Rawding.

Ponton: Cook, Cornish, J. Hutchinson, O. Hutchinson, E. Hutchinson, Dixon, Allen, Rawding, O’Leary, Hughes, Brain, Copley.


Long Bennington 7

Ruskington Lions 0

Out of the blocks sharply, Bennington opened their account after five minutes through a Iwan Evans header.

Moments later, Evans increased his side’s lead by firing home from close range.

Good build up play saw Dan Cox put Bennington further in front, and a breakaway Jack Marshall goal and a 25-yard Jack Coulson free kick put the home side firmly in control at the break.

The second half saw Evans complete his hat trick after a fine solo run, and Cox bagged his second with a clever lob over the keeper, as Bennington ran out comfertable winners after an excellent team effort.

Bennington: Panchmatia, Durham, Patton, Traves, Horton, Terry, T. Baker, Coulson, Evans, Marshall, Cox, J. Baker, White.