FOOTBALL: 13 wins lucky for Coningsby

Aaron McConnell shoots with style to score Coningsby's first goal in the match with Sleaford Colts. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging EMN-150315-165348001
Aaron McConnell shoots with style to score Coningsby's first goal in the match with Sleaford Colts. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging EMN-150315-165348001

Coningsby FC 2-1 Sleaford Colts

Coningsby’s first team took to the field on Saturday looking for their twelfth consecutive win but they had to face Sleaford Colts, a team two notches higher on the league table.

From the kick-off the Colts showed they had younger and faster legs than the Reds, but they still didn’t give the Coningsby goalie a lot to do.

The odds were raised 20 minutes into the game when Coningsby’s Jamie Todd took a corner which bounced off a couple of heads before landing near to Aaron McConnell, who promptly launched a sizzler that missed the attentions of all of the goalmouth gathering on its way into the net.

The rest of the first half was devoid of any score, being notable for missed opportunities by both sides with finishing accuracy being generally a problem, perhaps the biting wind had something to do with it.

After the break both sides still had it all to play for and Sleaford evened the scores after 10 minutes when Chris Bradford booted a volley from 30-yards out that hit the underside of the Coningsby crossbar before dropping on the scoring side of the line.

Shortly after this the home side’s Carl Wilson amazed everyone by accepting a cross by performing a pirouette manoeuvre and sticking a leg out to kick an accurate shot where it counted.

Not through want of trying the rest of the game proved fruitless with the final score 2-1.