Free-wheeling Pointon Under-11s secure club’s fifth cup final in two years

Pointon Under-11s in action EMN-140429-122229001
Pointon Under-11s in action EMN-140429-122229001
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Pointon Under-11s had their best game to date to top a brilliant season and secure the club’s fifth cup final in two years.

Pointon took on an Aslockton team that were firm favourites before the match and gave a faultless display of teamwork and contained yet fluent passing and attacking football.

With some accurate threaded balls from midfield, Pointon broke the Aslockton defence several times in the first half with Harry Gutsell scoring twice.

A free kick was won on the half way line and Joshua Newman got it in the net but it was deemed offside despite nobody making contact with the ball.

Just before half time, Aslockton had a shot which was saved suberbly by Oliver Marshall but rebounded straight to one of their players who made it 1-2.

In the second half, Pointon pressed again and another Harry Gutsell shot was deflected and hit the net.

For 10 minutes to the end, Aslockton pressed hard and scrambled a goal to make it 2-3.

With a couple of minutes to go, they had a shot which squared the match up and 10 minutes of extra time was played with both teams playing open attacking football but with no deciding score.

Penalties were taken to decide who would play in the Grantham League Cup Final on Sunday at Navenby and Pointon were faultless, with Aslockton’s first two shots saved by the keeper and their third hitting the post.

Pointon scored all three penalties from Tim Schoutsen, Carl Fraser and Ryan Caven.

- Pointon under-11s have decided to move to the Mid Lincs League next season and are looking for a boy/girl who is interested in playing as a goalkeeper. Anyone interested can contact Elliot on 07514 944964 or email porkaparts@gmail.com