Under 13s leave fightback too late after Louth’s first-half goals

Louth Town Under 13s 2

Sleaford Town Under 13s 1

THERE was a very positive start from the opening, with both teams creating early opportunities.

However, it was Louth that looked stronger, dominating the opening spell.

Against the run of play, David Walkington and Roland Nye held the ball up well and made some excellent forward deliveries to forwards Zac Willmont and Owen Park who were met with a determined Louth defence.

Sleaford’s own defence also stood firm with strong clearances from Daniel Monteiro, Harry Dean, Bradley Hennessy-Thompson and key saves by Lewis Brockington.

But it was only a matter of time before Louth created the openings they were looking for to score two goals in the closing minutes of the first half.

Throughout the second half, positive defensive work by James Hebden, Elliot Hoy, Daniel Gee denied Louth any further scoring opportunities and both Jack Broughton and Kieran McGuire worked hard on the left flank for Sleaford.

Fed by Ethan Wright, Owen Park wound his way around a couple defenders to calmly slot the ball into the net to reduce the arrears. Town then became the more dominant side but the score remained 2-1.

Man of the match: Harry Dean.

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