Yaxley U15 1
Wittering U15 6
WITTERING exacted revenge on a Yaxley side that had beaten them 4-1 in the cup with a thumping 6-1 win at the weekend.
With no goalkeeper available, Jack Yule pulled on the gloves and was faultless between the sticks.
Luke Brobie helped himself to a hat-trick while Harvey Green scored two to take his total to five in two games. Nathan Law scored a superb drive to complete Wittering’s goals.
Yaxley never gave up but with Ben Mason and Nathan Wilson dominant at the centre of the Wittering defence, Yaxley’s pickings were scarce. Their consolation came from a scrambled corner.
Wootton U14 Girls 4
Stamford Girls U14 2
Stamford played an attacking formation and this boldness paid off early on with Kaufman poking home in the first minute.
The girls played some attractive football in the first half with Bailey playing a sublime pass into the path of Henshaw but her shot across the keeper was inches wide.
Wootton levelled shortly before half time and took the lead with a speculative looping shot just seconds into the second half.
It got worse for Stamford when Wootton added a third shortly after but Hayward marked a promising debut with a neat finish in the six yard area after fine work by Henshaw on the flank.
Walpole then blasted in from close only to have the goal chalked off by the linesman’s flag, despite the ball going to Walpole off the Wootton keeper.
Wootton wrapped it up with a fourth which was a flattering scoreline given the evenly matched game.
Stamford: Ireland, Hyland, Tolo, Cotterill, Kaufman, Walpole, Bailey, Ferry, Henshaw, Clarke, Hayward.
Stamford U12 9
Netherton United U12 1
Netherton sat third in the table, just one point behind Stamford before this game and nobody would have predicted this result.
Stamford were fired up from the first whistle and all 14 players put in an excellent performance.
Throughout the match, Stamford played at a good tempo and some of the football was very pleasing on the eye.
Stamford’s nine goals came from Jake Parish, Oliver Bayley, Sami Isenovic, James Leetch, Darryl Edwards with two and George Bateman who scored a hat trick.
Bingham Town U11 0
Ryhall United U11 12
THIS young Ryhall side were comfortable winners with another assured performance on Sunday.
With only 12 players available due to half term the lads did well to keep up the momentum on an heavy pitch.
Ryan Jibb and Ryan Purkiss both completed hat-tricks, Josh Clayton and Liam Lee bagged a brace each, and Jake Moseley and Harry Peasgood scored one apiece from midfield.
Solid defending from Kieran Lock and Kieran Robinson ensured Bingham were restricted to long range efforts and gave Ryhall their third clean sheet of the season.
Ryhall: C Walsham, J Brooks, K Lock, L Lee, T Fowler, K Robinson, R Thompson, H Peasgood, J Moseley, R Jibb, J Clayton, R Purkiss.
Spalding Athletic U9 2
Blackstones U9 3
Blackstones travelled to Spalding on the back of three consecutive wins.
The host started brightly, moving the ball around with confidence but Stones held their nerve and gradually took control.
Stones’ first goal came from the ever dependable Josh Theodore, and this was followed by man-of-the-match’ Sol Walker’s first league goal of the season.
The visitor looked comfortable at the break but Spalding struck back with two quick, clinical strikes to level the game.
It could have gone either way but great link up play all over the park set Ethan Ellison free on the left and his right-footed shot sealed the points.
Glinton United U9 9
Blackstones U9 3
GLINTON pressed Stones back into their own half from the off and Blackstones were clearly rattled.
They took a well-earned break at half time, going in three goals down.
What looked like an amazing comeback started to unfold in the second half with Josh Theodore and Ethan Ellison scoring twice levelling the score in just two minutes.
But then the wheels fell off the Blackstones wagon.
Glinton caught Stones on the break to retake the lead at 4-3 and what happened next stunned the Stones players and management. Shot after shot fizzed at the Stones goal and the boys watched in amazement as they conceded five more goals to suffer their biggest defeat ever.
Glinton were worthy winners, while Stones need to bounce back quickly from a day that the boys will be keen to forget.
Ketton U13 8
Northborough U13 1
KETTON followed up last week’s 3-0 win at Northborough by dominating the early possession at home this week.
They went ahead with a flowing move from the heart of their defence. Alexander Henry intercepted a Northborough pass and played the ball to Lewis Bryan on the right. He got to the byeline and crossed for James Anderson who directed the ball between the keeper’s legs.
Ben Richardson then combined with Anderson with a series of one-twos for Anderson to score Ketton’s second.
The third came when a Steve Coleman shot was saved by the Northborough keeper but Bryan was on hand to score from the rebound.
Coleman made it four with an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net before Northborough pegged a goal back just before half time with a quick break that left Ketton flat footed.
James Stocker and James Longbone came on at half-time but Ketton were soon back in their stride. Alfie Winters showed great strength to hold off a challenge and thread a pass to Shaf Islam who placed his shot for the fifth.
Islam and Winters combined again for Islam to curl in the sixth and Islam completed his hat-trick by finishing a flowing move that started in defence.
Ketton still had defending to do and Ben Peck smothered a good opportunity before Stocker stabbed home a Coleman cross to score Ketton’s eighth.
Ketton: B Peck, P Mills, A Henry, G Holland, K Chalk, L Bryan, A Winters, S Islam, S Coleman, J Anderson, B Richards; Subs: J Stocker, J Longbone.
Stamford U9 4
Northborough U9 0
SAM Jordan’s fifth hat-trick of the season and a Dan Kettleborough drive ensured Stamford saw off an industrious Northborough side.
Stamford attacked from the start with a Jack Darby drive going inches over early on.
Great interplay between Aaron Altham, Darby and Sam Sacker found Jordan inside the box to smash a half volley into the top far corner for a deserved lead.
Kettleborough’s mazy run ended with his shot brilliantly saved by the keeper and his follow-up diverted over the bar by a defender.
At the other end, James Tyers dealt with any Northborough threats while Darby’s passing created problems up front.
Stamford’s pressure was relentless in the the second half with Kettleborough smashing a thunderous angled shot into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Jordan scored number three from close range and a brilliant Darby through ball teed up Jordan to rocket home the fourth from the edge of the box.
At the other end, James Tyers, Luke Toomey, Sam Sacker and Alex Brompton in goal comfortably dealt with Northborough’s attacks while Dan Bristow made some fine runs to push Stamford forward.
Undefeated Stamford play second placed Thurlby this weekend.
Stamford U10 1
Thurlby Tigers U10 0
STAMFORD edged an exhilarating, pacey and skilful game of football 1-0 with the only goal of the game coming from Max Lindley.
The Tigers bared their teeth from the off with positive attacking play but were kept at bay by keeper Arlen McAlinden, and the dependable Owen Merriman and Kian Pearce whose contribution was outstanding throughout.
Adam Jordan showed exquisite control and passing in midfield, creating chances for Ryan Sharp, Callum Truscott, Ben O’Boyle and Alfie Earlam to keep Thurlby on the back foot.
Jordan hit a tremendous drive just over while Sharp came close after beating his marker with his shot well saved. Truscott’s thumping strike was kept out before the Tigers rattled Stamford’s bar.
Nandeli Pelembe turned defence into attack while Max Lindley’s speed and workrate helped control the midfield.
A Jordan strike was brilliantly tipped over the bar before the breakthrough finally came.
Jordan cleverly dummied a Lindley through ball which found its way into the corner of the net.
Will Leech hit the base of a post and at the other end the Tigers charged hard but found a resilient Stamford defence.
Holbeach U14 1
Ketton U14 5
KETTON produced an accomplished team performance against third-placed Holbeach, who could not live with Ketton’s clinical finishing in front of goal.
Ketton’s first was an own-goal midway through the first half and in-form Luke Bagley latched onto a defensive error soon after to chip the keeper for number two.
On the stroke of half time, Joe Morley slotted home after a flowing move that ended with a super cross from Bagley.
The visitors continued to dominate into the second half, with the midfield four of Charlie Skellett, Ollie Clowes, Alex Birch and Dan Carr winning almost everything.
Ketton made it four through a cooly-taken penalty from Tom Mann, who took the kick himself after being scythed down at the end of great run.
Dan Carr got a deserved goal to make it five after the home side had claimed their consolation strike.
Ketton: Jack Parker, Charlie Mitchell, Jacob Howe, Reece Chandler, Charlie Skellett, Alex Birch, Ollie Clowes, Dan Carr, Joe Morley, Tom Mann, Luke Bagley, Jordan Goodwin, Reece Hannah.