JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Langford’s blockbuster earns Dons a top point

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RUSTON U/9s 1 YOUNG DONS U/9s 1: DONS earned an excellent draw at the unbeaten Mid Lincs Division A leaders.

Thomas Langford, Tyler McKendrick and Luke Hood all threw themselves into closing down their opponents, whilst Michael Baxter showed great maturity in his reading of the game and timing of tackles and interceptions.

Chances were few and far between, but it was Dons who took the lead midway through the first half with a blockbuster free kick from Langford.

After the break a Ruston player lashed the ball into the roof of the Dons goal to equalise.

Dons almost pinched a win late on as McKendrick fired in a long range effort which struck the underside of the bar and bounced away to safety.

HOLBEACH UTD YELLOW U/16s 2

DEEPING RANGERS U/16s 2

LUKE Want struck a late leveller to earn Yellow a deserved draw.

Holbeach were forced to defend for much of the first half and Deeping eventually took the lead after 25 minutes.

The young Tigers searched for a leveller, but fell further behind to a long range free kick before the break.

With the wind behind them in the second half Holbeach enjoyed more of the play, with Craig Weightman and Want forcing saves and Tom Coote sending a header onto the bar.

But they did get one back when a good one-two between Kiran Bhondi and Want ended with the former crossing for Coote to score.

Skipper Ben Nottingham crashed a header off the bar, before Want saved the day with a strike into the roof off the net.

RUSTON SPORTS U/14s 6

YOUNG DONS U/14s 3

A MAD 15 minutes spell cost Dons dear as they crashed at Ruston.

Macaulay Ealham gave Dons the perfect start with the opening goal early on, but the hosts smashed five quick goals to put the game to bed.

Dons kept playing and were rewarded when Ashley Sandall headed home from a Billy Bristow cross to make it 5-2 at the break

Sam Young then found the net to make it 5-3 with about ten minutes remaining, but a further Ruston strike ended any hopes of a comeback. Dons’ man of the match was Jonathan Trevor.

SLEAFORD TOWN U/14s 3

HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 2

CHAMPIONS Sleaford edged out Holbeach in a five-goal cracker.

The young Tigers never really found their A game and were 2-0 down at half time. But good work from Declan Earth enabled Jordan Keeble to score early in the second half to give Holbeach hope.

Sleaford scored a third before Daniel Penney scored to set up a grandstand finish, but Holbeach couldn’t find a way past a strong back four.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 4

WASPS U/13s 1

HOLBEACH moved up to second place with this emphatic win.

Wasps’ Kyle Graham opened the scoring, but Dom Ford soon levelled after a belting drive from Freddie Pearson came back off the bar.

After the break skipper Liam Ford linked up well with Levi Buttland, to allow Pearson to smash the ball home. The young Tigers all but made the game safe when Liam Ford buried number three after Dom Ford’s penalty had hit the bar, before Pearson completed the scoring.

CLAYTONS U/12s 0

HOLBEACH UNITED U/12s 8

POOR Claytons will be sick of the sight of the table topping Tigers as they secured a second hefty success over them in seven days.

Jamal Nyang opened the scoring after great work from Stefan Gostic, before Brandon England added a second.

Two more goals came in the first half, with Josh Lawrence – who played a free role just behind the frontman – and the pacey Nyang the scorers.

A quality Shane Hunt cross was buried by Nyang after the break as he completed a deserved hat-trick, while England added his second to put Holbeach out of sight.

Hunt then capped off a great display with a goal of his own, leaving the final word to man-of-the-match George Senior, who buried his first of the season to round off the win.

• JAMAL Nyang hit four goals as Holbeach crushed Claytons 13-2 the previous week. Josh Lawrence added a hat-trick, while Freddie Dye (2), Stefan Gostic (2), Brandon England and Rajan Sangha were on target.

PNS YELLOW U/11s 1

HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 12

A DEADLY dozen of goals helped Holbeach maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

It was only 4-1 at half time, with Lewis Turner scoring first and a fine individual goal from Fenn Storey doubling the advantage.

Star reduced the arrears soon after, but Harry Collishaw and Liam Sandall put Holbeach further ahead at the break.

A thumped Sandall free kick was the perfect start to the second period, while Storey added another another super solo strike.

Sandall then rounded the keeper for his hat-trick, while Collishaw added two more to complete a treble of his own.

Not to be outdone, man-of-the-match Storey wrapped up his hat-trick, before supplying two crosses for Collishaw to take his tally to five.

PINCHBECK UNITED U/11s 2

EYE UNITED U/11s 3

DIVISION One leaders Eye were in no mood to give up top spot in this bruising encounter which saw three key Pinchbeck players leave the field injured.

Ex-Pinchbeck ace Nathan Harding opened the scoring after ten minutes – and they doubled their advantage before the break.

In the second half substitutes BJ Mahon and Kelvin Quincey added steel to a re-shuffled Pinchbeck, and a beautifully hit drive by Alex Goddard was headed in by a defender to give the home side some belief.

But moments later Eye restored their two-goal lead from a corner, only for man-of-the-match Jacko Withers to respond instantly with a belter from 25 yards.

Dan Gildon and an excellent strike from ‘H’ Decamps were inches away from equalising, but Eye held on.

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/11s 6

STAMFORD U/11s 0

CHARLIE Ford grabbed his second hat-trick of the season as a blistering first-half from Spalding set the tone for this six-star showing.

It took Athletic just over a minute to get their first goal, with Ford’s corner put into his own net by a Stamford defender.

Ford then grabbed his first after a super solo run, before winning and converting a penalty, albeit at the second attempt, to make it 3-0.

It got better for Spalding as Ford completed his hat trick after slotting home another penalty, while Ben Lilley got in on the act after following up Alex Richardson’s shot.

Bradley Waters stepped up to hammer home Spalding’s third penalty of the game after the break, as good defending from Luke Williamson, Christian Fortune and Harry Burchnall helped secure a first clean sheet of the campaign.

CLENCHWARTON U/9s 2

HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 1

A LATE strike stunned league leaders Holbeach as Clenchwarton took the spoils.

The young Tigers soon found themselves 1-0 down against physical opposition – and that’s how it stayed up until half-time.

After the break Holbeach had a great chance to level, but leading scorer James Clark sent a penalty wide.

The equaliser soon came though when a good passing move between Alfie Wilson and Callum Hoole found Clark, who this time made no mistake.

There was a sting in the tale though, as Clenchwarton grabbed the points with a late strike.