FOOTBALL: Draw specialists Bantalona do it again

Horncastle Six-a-side League

Bantalona 1

Beercelona 1

Bantalona have become something of a draw specialist with their fourth draw this season, seemingly unable to finish off the opposition.

It was Bantalona who started strongest with a shot blazed over the bar. Beercelona responded with a Jay Peterson strike hitting the post. Dan Hunt put Bantalona ahead with a good finish for a 1-0 half time lead.

The second half saw a rejuvenated Beercelona come back into the game with a spell of good possession. Bantalona were left to rue a number of missed opportunities as Beercelona’s keeper and man of the match Sean Gilbody kept his team in the game with a number of vital stops.

Graham Fidling in the opposite goal did his best to keep a clean sheet and produced a great save to tip wide a strike, only for Peterson to equalise from the resulting corner to give both team a share of the points.

Tekkerslovakia 0

ISS RAFCATS 3

ISS RAFCATS faced an inform Tekkerslovakia who were in good shape towards the top of the table.

Sporting brand new kits courtesy of their sponsors ISS, they rode their luck early on when Connor Preston hit the post, but this early scare kick-started them into life.

Jim Sharples got the plaudits with a man of the match masterclass and a hat-trick that effectively ended the contest at half time. His first was an audacious back heel for the opener followed by an expert finish into the bottom corner, following good work by Steve Hill and Ollie Elkington. He stabbed the third one home to seal victory.

Ivory Toast 1

OGFC 4

Ivory Toast went into this game in good form after winning four of their last five games.

OGFC however ensured that this wasn’t a close contest as they flew out of the traps and controlled the first half in a typically devastating show of fast, accurate and concise passing and finishing.

Goals from Sam Johnson and Sean Calvert helped their team and a man of the match award was difficult to choose as there were a number of excellent performances but Jacob Price with his two goals proved to be the difference.

Ivory Toast did pull one back late on in the heavy rain but it was too little too late.

Spandau Pele 0

Ginger Gaffer FC 5

(both points match 5-0)

Ginger Gaffer are in a rich vein of form and are only kept off top spot by goal difference to OGFC.

Last seasons’ champions have been inconsistent this season but have found Ginger Gaffer to be a particular thorn in their side, wether it be a league game or a friendly.

Gaffer took the lead when an assist on the break from Cranfield put Jack Harwood through to make it 1-0. Harwood then hit the post and despite the return of ‘The Voice’ from injury in midfield, Aaron Bradshaw could not prevent his team slipping further behind as Harwood completed his hat-trick as a flurry of goals made it 4-0.

Jamie Newton put in an exemplary performance as usual in goal for Spandau to prevent the scoreline being higher, but it was man of the match Harwood that put the gloss on the result and his own performance as he netted his fourth goal moments before the final whistle.