Saxilby U13 2
Sleaford Town Boys U13 1
AWAY at Saxilby, Sleaford Town ‘Green Army’ Boys made an unsettled start to their game allowing Saxilby to dominate for long periods.
Wingers Roland Nye and David Walkington repeatedly pressed forward, but the Sleaford Boys found themselves two goals down in the 27th and 30th minute.
Then Zac Willmont lashed home to pull a goal back for Sleaford Boys seconds before half time.
Much more dynamic movement in the second half showed that Sleaford Boys had upped their game. The back line looked stronger and closer knit with defensive clearances from Daniel Gee, Harry Dean, Daniel Monterio and Bradley Hennessy-Thompson.
Lewis Brockington’s safe hands coupled with excellent defensive work by James Hebden and Elliot Hoy also prevented Saxilby from extending their lead.
Unable to penetrate each other’s defence, a second half goal was just out of reach for both teams with the score remaining 2-1.
Man of the Match: James Hebden.
Sleaford Town U13 3
Sleaford Town U13 Boys 0
TO honour the first competitive match between these two Sleaford teams, the clash was played on Sleaford Town’s pitch on Friday night.
Sleaford Town got their heads in front with two early goals from Jacob Fenton and Kyle Blair.
Sleaford Boys responded positively and began to create a number of opportunities only to be thwarted by keeper Scott Jenkins.
The Sleaford Boys defense were coping better against the counter attacks with strong tackling from Daniel Monterio, Bradley Hennessy-Thompson and then Daniel Gee.
When the defence was breached, goalkeeper Lewis Brockington was on hand to pull off some fine saves and Zac Willmont also contributed heavily to keep the Boys in the game.
Seven minutes into the second half, Jacob Fenton fired in the third goal.
Then Roland Nye slide the ball past the advancing keeper from the edge of the penalty area only to see his effort roll past the post.
The introductions of Ellliot Hoy and James Hebden enabled Sleaford Boys to create some anxious moments in the opposition ranks, but to no avail.
Though Sleaford Town took their chances to claim the victory, the result masks a great performance from Sleaford Boys.
Man of the Match, James Whitaker.
SLEAFORD Town’s Under 11s team is looking for a sponsor to fund some rain jackets for it’s players. Any interested parties should call manager Simon Ingamells on 07809 449243.