YOUTH FOOTBALL: Grantham Flames take glory in league title decider

Grantham Flames under-12s
Grantham Flames under-12s
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Mid Lincs League


Grantham Flames 5

Wyberton Colts 4

This match decided who would lift the league champions’ crown and lived up to all expectations, with end-to-end football and a hard fought battle in midfield.

Flames took the lead through Gurney, only to see Colts levelling just before half time.

Gurney again put another one away after the break, but once again Colts equalised.

Marshall and Lea-hair bagged a goal apiece within three minutes, leaving Flames the job of holding on to the lead.

Colts played well and pulled themselves back into the game with goal number three, but they let their guard down to let Fabi through to net Grantham’s fifth. Colts came back yet again to put a loose ball past the Flames keeper, but Grantham stayed strong to lift the title.

Flames man of the match was Adam Leese.

Flames: Gurney, Lea-hair, Leese, Stewart, Firth, Minks, McKinnon, Fabi, Marshall, Hill, Smith, McCann, Reynolds, Harris.

New Newark League

Under-9 Division Two Cup Final

Caythorpe & Fulbeck 1

Newark RHP Colts 1

(Caythorpe & Fulbeck won 4-3 on penalties)

Caythorpe and Fulbeck beat both the form book and previously undefeated Newark RHP Colts to win the cup last Tuesday.

The team had already played RHP twice in the league last month, losing both times, and so went into the cup final very much as underdogs in front of a good-natured crowd of a couple of hundred.

Caythorpe and Fulbeck took the game to RHP from the outset, upsetting their confidence and scoring through

Joe Dickinson after 15 minutes.

To add to the tension, RHP equalised from a free kick on the edge of the box with only 30 seconds to go in the second half, and so the match went to a penalty shoot-out.

Goalkeeper Joseph Whaley pulled off two brilliant saves to help Caythorpe and Fulbeck win 4-3 and lift the cup.

Under-11 Division Two Cup Final

Bottesford 5

Winthorpe & Coddington Tigers 0

Having already finished second in the and achieving promotion for the first time in the club’s history, Bottesford demolished Winthorpe and Coddington with a storming second half performance at Collingham last Tuesday.

The first half ended in a goalless stalemate but Bottesford stepped on the gas after the break.

Matthew Cox and Joshua Beeston bagged a goal apiece and Harvey Young made it five without reply for Bottesford to proudly lift the cup title.