NCS rewarded for hard-working performance

New College Stamford U19. Back row, from left, Jamie Hankins, James Shuffling (manager), Chris Watkins, Tom Powell, Liam Rigg, James Howe, John Swales, Jonny Taylor, Harry Johnson, Ibrar Ali, Egor Pondes, Tom Roberts, Justin Osborne (assistant manager), front, Steven Hargreaves, Jack Davenport, Kenny Wheatland, Jake Van Der Drift, Ben Hampson and David Jesso'
New College Stamford U19. Back row, from left, Jamie Hankins, James Shuffling (manager), Chris Watkins, Tom Powell, Liam Rigg, James Howe, John Swales, Jonny Taylor, Harry Johnson, Ibrar Ali, Egor Pondes, Tom Roberts, Justin Osborne (assistant manager), front, Steven Hargreaves, Jack Davenport, Kenny Wheatland, Jake Van Der Drift, Ben Hampson and David Jesso'
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New College Stamford 4

Stephenson College 2

NEW College Stamford (NCS) were made to work hard for their three points in the British College Sport East Midlands game against Coalville’s Stephenson College earlier this month.

NCS started the game the brightest and came close to opening the deadlock on 23 minutes with James Howe forcing Stephenson’s keeper to save.

Liam Rigg found some space soon after but curled the ball just over the top corner.

On 37 minutes, Howe was pushed in the box and Jack Davenport slotted away the penalty.

The second goal came just three minutes later with Kenny Wheatland finishing neatly in the box.

In the second half NCS started slowly and were caught out by a neat finish across the keeper but the home side then started to control the game and for almost 20 minutes played keepball and they were rewarded on 65 minutes when good work from Jake Van der Drift and a neat touch from Howe put in Rigg, who wriggled through past four defenders before poking the ball home.

Stephenson College then caught NCS on the break and their striker finished well to take the score at 3-2 with 15 minutes to play. But with five minutes remaining, Kenny Wheatland smashed in the fourth.

Manager James Suffling said; “It’s a solid start to the new term.

“The next game is away at Regent College in Leicester and we hope to build on this success”.

NCS squad: Swales, Hampson, Taylor, Beveridge, Powell, Hargreaves, Van der Drift, Rigg, Wheatland, Howe, Davenport, Ali, Hankins, Jessop, Pondes, Johnson.