YOUTH FOOTBALL: Grantham Town go out of county cup at semi-final stage

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Mid Lincs League

Mid Lincs League

Under-12 County Cuup


Birchwood 1

Grantham Town 1

(Birchwood won 4-2

on penalties)

Grantham keeper Campbell Williams was tested on a number of occasions but the first half ended goalless.

It was the visitors who took the lead against the run of play. Nathan Lane put a ball through to Lewis Brady who shot cleanly.

The goal only galvanised Birchwood and they soon equalised.

Neither side could break the deadlock in extra time and Birchwood won it on penalties.


Gonerby 6

Sleaford Town Boys 1

A rampant Gonerby outclassed a plucky Sleaford team to further consolidate their top of the table position.

An excellent first half hat trick from Sam Brown and a clinical finish from Robert McNulty meant Gonerby deservedly went into the break 4-0 in front.

Sleaford came more into it in the second half, but further goals from George Corden and Brown put the result beyond doubt.

Sleaford notched a late consolation goal when Lewis Gullick was unluckily beaten by a close range shot.

Gonerby: Gullick (c), Smith, Corden, Burton, Sellars, Davidson, Gorman, Taggart, Atkinson, Brown, McNulty, Bautista, Boyle, Lewin.


Barrowby 6

Ponton 0

Barrowby went in front through two goals from Kyle Scott.

An Oliver Hayward corner was powerfully headed home by Oliver Reid before Scott completed his hat trick.

In the second half, David Croke latched on to a poor clearance and fired home from 22 yards.

Barrowby completed the rout when a goal kick was allowed to bounce twice and Reid forced his way between two defenders and fired home.

Joint man of the match went to Curtis Page and keeper Liam Asplen.

Barrowby: Asplen, Evans, Cardoso, Wingad, White, Page, Hayward, S. Evans, Scott, Croke, Reid, Hollingworth, R. Evans.


Gonerby 0

Horncastle 3

It was a poor performance by Gonerby’s standards and a disappointing result.

Horncastle were unlucky not be in front at half time. Gonerby were wasteful in front of goal after the break and the visitors capitalised with three deserved goals.

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

Grantham Youth League

Under-9 Cup semi-final

Aslockton 1

Barrowby 2

Barrowby finally broke the deadlock with some exquisite football, finished off by Ronny Heard.

Aslockton battled hard and equalised from close range.

Barrowby keeper George Patrinos kept the home side at bay and Jake Gibbons scored the winner after more good work by Heard.

Man of the match was shared by the whole Barrowby team.

Barrowby: Patrinos, Hanratty, Alves, Railton, Gibbons, Atkin (c), Heard, Booton, Watkins.

Under-11 Cup semi-final

Barrowby Lions 4

Gonerby 3 (aet)

Barrowby were 2-0 after 15 minutes after goals from Samuel Wright and Dom Foister. Gonerby replied through Chapman but it was cancelled out after the break when Wright coolly finished from a lovely Corey Evans through-ball.

The visitors pulled a goal back immediately from a well taken corner, when Coates was left unmarked for a simple header at the back post.

With their tails up, Gonerby duly levelled when Dodwell spilled a cross-cum-shot and Jefferson pounced for an easy tap-in.

Barrowby sneaked the win with a Tom Mayfield goal in extra time.

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