YOUTH FOOTBALL: Barrowby under-16s march on to county cup semi-finals

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Lincs Under-16 County Cup


Bourne Town 2

Barrowby 3

Barrowby attacked the home side from the off and with only 29 seconds on the clock took the lead courtesy of an Oliver Reid strike.

The visitors battered the Bourne goal but were unable to add to their tally.

Man-of-the-match Reid turned provider with a great piece of skill and a cross for Kyle Scott to add a second goal early in the second half.

Josh White made a surging run and played in Ian Goode. His shot was saved but White hammered home the rebound.

Barrowby took their foot off the pedal and a mix-up between the defence and keeper let Bourne back into the game.

The home side added a second goal but Barrowby saw out the remainder of the game and marched on to the semi-finals.

Barrowby: Asplen, Wingad, Hollingworth, Hayward, Evans, Goode, Barron, Lawniczak (c), Stasiak, White, Reid, Scott.

Mid Lincs League


Cranwell 0

Great Ponton 4

Great Ponton dominated from kick-off with Brendan Dixon, Josh Allen and Mark Cornish winning the midfield battle.

Hughes and Copley both narrowly missed but the deadlock was broken when Dixon hit home with a 15-yard drive.

The visitors pushed forward and a quick passing move saw Dixon cross for Cornish to burst through and smash home. Dixon was involved again when he beat two defenders and hit a fierce shot which rebounded off the Cranwell keeper for Matthew Rawding to slot in.

Ponton pushed forward again after the break and completed the rout when Dixon’s free kick found Charlie Copley who fired in style from 18 yards.

Man of the match was shared between midfielders Dixon, Cornish and the tireless Allen.

Great Ponton: Cook, Bradley, Willett, O’Leary (c), Allen, O. Hutchinson, J. Hutchinson, E. Hutchinson, Dixon, Cornish, Rawding, Brain, Hughes, Copley.


Lowlands 2

Long Bennington 1

Falling behind midway through the first half to a penalty and conceding again on the stroke of half time from a free kick, Bennington went into the break trailing.

Jack Coulson pulled one back for Bennington with 10 minutes remaining but, despite having the majority of the play, it was Lowlands that took the spoils.

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


Barrowby Lions 3

Retford 0

In very blustery conditions, both teams coped very well and were a credit to youth football .

The visitors, with the wind against them, tried to get the ball down and play a passing game, while the Lions attempted to use the wind to their advantage but could not quite get their usual flowing football together in the first half .

But it was Barrowby who went in at the break a goal to the good after a fine pass from Evans sent Foister away, who in turn squared the ball for Wright to finish at the back post.

The wind meant roles were reversed in the second half but Barrowby increased their lead with Foister getting on the scoresheet, his shot just creeping over the line for his 19th goal of the season.

Retford were awarded a penalty when Fedorson was deemed to have fouled a forward in the area. The visitors’ keeper stepped up and blasted the spot kick over the cross bar.

Lions extended their advantage when man-of-the-match Wright raced away down the right hand side and squeezed his shot past the visiting keeper for his 25th goal of the season.

Marshalled by Joe Down, the home side defended very well and kept a well-earned clean sheet.

Barrowby:Read, Down, Fedorson, French, Johnson, Cooper, Evans, Edwards, Cullen, Wright, Hands, Foister.

Grantham Youth League


Colsterworth 1

Great Ponton 7

Great Ponton triumphed in a very good game of football.

After two months out for the Christmas break and bad weather, both teams showed great determination to get back playing.

Goals came from Hull(2), Bancroft (1), Bowen (1), Naylor (2) and Okoth(1).

Man of the match was shared between Casey Hare and Marshall Bancroft.

Great Ponton 11

Leasingham 2

A match played in very blustery conditions saw Great Ponton record their second win of the weekend.

A dominant display from Ponton resulted in five players getting on the scoresheet.

Man-of-the-match Joe Angeloni bagged his first hat trick, Bartek Gorzejewski scored four, Okoth a brace and Naylor one. Hare scored a well deserved goal to complete a great win and take Ponton three points clear at the top of the league.