Single goal decides Town derby showdown

Sleaford Tn Boys Under 13s 0 Sleaford Tn Under 13s 1

The two Sleaford Town under 13 teams clashed swords again in this eagerly anticipated re-match of their recent league encounter.

Sleaford Town drew first blood as Jacob Fenton raced onto a ball played over the top of the Boys’ defence and finished clinically to give his side the lead after five minutes.

Sleaford Boys responded, working as a team to find a way back into the game, with David Walkington dictating the play, aided by the tenacious running of James Whitaker.

Kieran McGuire and Harry Dean toiled away up front and Roland Nye made his customary surging runs but, crucially for the Boys, chances went begging.

Sleaford Boys improved still further in the second half and dominated for long periods.

Nye brought out an outstanding save from Sleaford Town keeper Scott Jenkins with a bullet of a shot destined for the top left corner.

Not to be outdone, Boys’ keeper Lewis Brockington was forced to pull off top drawer saves to deny Kyle Blair from a long range freekick and Jacob Fenton as he turned neatly and shot from close range.

Despite all the rallying from Town Boys, they were unable to get the result their play deserved.

Man of the match: Harry Dean.

Town Boys U13: Lewis Brockington, Daniel Monteiro, James Whitaker, Harry Dean, David Walkington, Zac Willmont, Daniel Gee, Roland Nye, Ethan Wright (capt), Kieran McGuire, Jack Broughton. Subs: Bradley Hennessy-Thompson, Elliot Hoy, Owen Park.

Grimsby Under 12s 0

Sleaford Under 12s 6

Sleaford Under 12’s travelled to Grimsby to play in another cup match.

In the second half Sleaford’s finest qualities came out, with Taryn Robinson scoring the first goal for the visitors.

This strike opened the floodgates. Cam Catleugh added the second for Sleaford before Taryn Robinson claimed a brace.

Ben Harwood, and Ben Rushen also got their names on the scoresheet.

Pointon Under 13s 4

HBW Bees Under 13s 2

Pointon kept up their unbeaten run, seeing off their Lincoln visitors with two goals in each half.

HBW took the game to Pointon for the opening 10 minutes, so it was against the run of play when Max Graham broke on the left before shooting smartly past the visiting keeper

Pointon were caught napping for the equaliser. Home keeper Jed Humphries stopped the first shot but couldn’t keep out the rebound.

HBW missed a golden chance to take the lead, missing from the penalty spot.

Lindley put Pointon ahead with seconds remaining in the opening period thanks to some excellent wing play from Beech.

Connor Nelms and debutant Luke Dudley were introduced for the second half, the former adding an extra dimension up front for Pointon.

HBW equalised after further indecision in the blues’ defence but Graham capped an excellent display with a remarkable 25 yard effort to put the home side ahead again.

Nelms then had a good effort well saved, before assisting in Pointon’s fourth, combining well with Beech then passing to Lindley who gave the keeper little chance.

Pointon Under 13s: Jed Humphries, Dean Jackman, Ben Halifax, Alex Nelms, Ben Shilling, George Beech, Connor Lindley, Ed Brady, Max Graham, Callum Boyfield, Jamie Cross, Subs: Connor Nelms, Daimo Keen, Luke Dudley

Hykeham Tigers Under 13s 1 Pointon Under 13s 12

Pointon became joint leaders of the Mid-Lincs League after this demolition.

Despite dominating from the start it was 10 minutes before Pointon scored – Connor Lindley finishing off after a jinking run by Max Graham.

A couple of minutes later Lindley put over a searching cross which the keeper could only palm out to Connor Nelms, who put the visitors two up.

Pointon soon found themselves three goals to the good when a long range Graham went in off the post.

They went close to adding to their tally on a number of occasions, including Lindley striking the bar from 20 yards, and they were given a quick reality check when Hykeham scored right on the stroke of half time.

But after the break, Pointon went on a goal rampage, with Lindley scoring within seconds of the restart.

Goal five came from George Beech, who slotted home the rebound after Luke Dudley’s shot had been beaten away. Nelms beat three players before looping a shot over the keeper, then brother, Connor also skipped a couple of tackles to see his goal-bound shot helped in by Graham.

Nelms scored from long range and Lindley notched up his hat-trick, slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

After Graham had also completed his hat-trick, Lindley fired his fourth and, not to be out-done, Graham added his fourth.

Pointon Under 13s: Jed Humphries, Dean Jackman, Ben Halifax, Alex Nelms, Ben Shilling, Connor Lindley, Max Graham, Callum Boyfield, Jamie Cross, Connor Nelms, Brad Youngman. Subs: Luke Dudley, George Beech