YOUTH FOOTBALL: Great Ponton hit double figures
Mid Lincs League
Great Ponton 10
Great Ponton got straight back on their scoring streak with an early goal from Ayden O’Brien.
It was not long before midfielder Connor Hodgkinson extended the lead further with a superb shot into the top corner.
A poor clearance from Boston saw Hodgkinson control the ball nicely before grabbing his second goal.
A change of formation allowed striker Barry Harrison to join the game and get his first goal of many. Harrison scored his second two minutes later and completed his hat-trick after only being on the pitch for 15 minutes.
Bobby MacDonald got himself on the scoresheet and another excellent assist from Ponton’s Jaydon Devine helped Harrison score his fourth goal of the game, taking Ponton into half-time with an 8-0 lead.
Boston game out strongly in the second half and put more pressure on the Ponton defence, forcing keeper Ted Sweeney-Biffen to pull off some excellent saves.
However, a simple miskick from Ponton gave Boston the opportunity for an easy goal.
Undeterred, Ponton battled on and it was not long before Harrison found the back of the net.
Some strong defending from Ben Harvey and Kian Tilbury kept the ball in Boston’s half but it was some skill from winger Jack Croft that stood out and eventually allowed Harrison to claim his second hat-trick of the game with another pristine finish.
Great Ponton: Sweeney-Biffen, Croft, Raitt, Wing, Tilbury, Harvey, O. Devine, Hodgkinson, J. Devine, MacDonald, O’Brien, Harrison (MoM), Pires, Bilton.
Nottingham Youth League
Priory Celtic 2
For the second time in as many weeks, Barrowby took to the field at a windswept Lowfields, and they were up against a Celtic side who had narrowly beaten them earlier in the season.
This is a Barrowby side who now have an appetite for winning and excellent goals from Brewill (2), Dudley (pen) and Marshall put the game beyond the visitors.
Celtic came back strongly in the second half, having had a player sent off, but resolute defending restricted their chances.
Key substitutions in Cann, Marshall and McCann ensured the pressure on the visitors was maintained through to the final whistle.