YOUTH FOOTBALL: Gonerby in control from the start

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Mid Lincs League


Gonerby Yellows 6

Greenbank 0

Gonerby continued their winning ways and were in control from the kick-off.

Matt Eyre scored a brace within 15 minutes and Harry Hutton, the creator, also got on the scoresheet. James Ladd followed up a Luke Bond shot to give Yellows a 4-0 half time lead.

The home side continued to dominate after the break. Hutton added two more goals to seal victory, earning himself and Matt Eyre man of the match.

Gonerby: Hibbert, A. McIntosh, Smith, C. McIntosh, Clater, Pickering, Bond, Crane, Baker, Hutton, Eyres. Subs: Ladds, Hotchin.


Gonerby 7

St Helens 1

Gonerby ran out convincing winners but the visitors took the lead from the spot.

Robert McNulty brought the scores level before half time and Gonerby went in front after the break when George Corden rifled home a Luke Gorman corner. Gorman netted himself, before Sam Brown notched two neat goals in quick succession.

Gorman converted a spot kick for Gonerby’s sixth and Brown completed his hat trick late on to cap a great all-round display.

Gonerby: Eardley (c), Gullick, Burton, Corden, Boyle, Davidson, Gorman, Taggart, Atkinson, McNulty, Brown, Sellars, Swain.

Under-12 County Cup

Grantham Town 4

Park Tigers 3

Grantham went through to the semi-finals and went in front early on when Lewis Brady struck home.

Park Tigers equalised but Tom Anderson restored Town’s lead from the spot. The home side extended their advantage when Brady doubled his tally.

Anderson headed his second before Tigers replied to make it 4-2 at half time.

Grantham’s defence kept the visitors at bay until they pulled a third goal back, to set up a tense final 10 minutes.

Man of the match was Archie Ablewhite.

Grantham Youth League


Long Bennington 1

Barrowby Lions 6

Bennington went close but it was Barrowby who took the lead through Max Federson.

Lions took control in the second half, with Oliver Hands headed home a second from a well-worked corner. Sam Wright added a third and Kyle Cooper scored his first for the Lions.

Joe Down bagged the visitors’ fifth with a low finish and defender Brad Johnson’s 30-yard screamer flew past the Bennington keeper.

The home side scored a consolation goal when Rowley slotted in after a run from halfway.

Barrowby: Dodwell, Tonge, French, Cooper, Johnson, Evans, Federson, Mayfield, Wright, Down, Hands.

Leasingham 0

Gonerby 2

Gonerby started the stronger but the Leasingham defence held firm until Meffen scored with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

The visitors continued to press after the break with close efforts from Hardy, Baker and Coates. A last-ditch tackle from man-of-the-match Grieh prevented a Leasingham equaliser.

Meffen wrapped up the points with his second goal.

Gonerby: Meffen, McNulty, Baker, Nowak, Coates, Hardy, Grieh, Burridge, Scott, Jefferson.

Great Ponton 10

Grantham Flames 0

An outstanding team performance saw little for Ponton’s keeper to do, with defence tight and midfield immense.

Ponton destroyed Flames on nearly every attack, with Kye Hull netting five times and man-of-the-match Bartek Gorzejewski scoring twice with four assists.

Goals from Marshall Bancroft (2) and Declan Naylor completed the rout.

Ponton: Musgrove, Price, Short, Hare, Gorzejewski, Lima, Mendham, Bancroft, Hull, Bowen, Naylor.


Cranwell 0

Great Ponton 14

Ponton played fluent, passing football throughout and were ruthless in front of goal.

Man-of-the-match scored from a well-worked free kick from the edge of the box. Scofield bagged five goals, Yellup scored four and Collingwood, Carter, Hodgkinson and Pearce claimed one apiece.

l Great Ponton under-11s are already on the lookout for new players for the 2013-14 season.

The team trains at Great Ponton playing fields on Saturdays from 10am till 11.45am. Matches are played on Sundays from 10am.

If interested, call coach Danny on 07513 885423.