FOOTBALL: Ginger Gaffer stay in contention is Horncastle sixes league

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Horncastle Six-a-side League

Bantalona 1

Ginger Gaffer 2

In an even first half, Dan Burn had the first real chance as he shot wide from distance but then struck the bar shortly after.

Dryburgh was a constant threat and fired over for Bantalona’s first chance. It was Ollie Cranfield who grabbed his first and the team’s first goal with a well struck effort into the top corner following a good save from Fidling.

The second half saw an eager Ginger Gaffer lose some composure in front of goal but also found man of the match Graham Fidling in fine form.

However, Ollie Cranfield eventually found a way past Fidling with a well controlled left foot shot under the keeper for the winner to keep Ginger Gaffer in contention.

Tekkerslovakia 4

Ivory Toast 2

Charlie Stapleton scored early for Tekkers to give them the lead, and Jack Whitt responded with a great effort which hit the post.

Tekkerslovakia had the best of the possession in the first half but had their keeper to thank for an outstanding triple save.

Leading 1-0 going into the second half, Stapleton hit the post following a good run, but Toast’s Alan Johnson equalised for 1-1.

Sam Ford soon gave Tekkers the lead again as he made it 2-1 via a deflection. Connor Preston added a third before man of the match Sam Ford scored his second and the team’s fourth to wrap up the tie.

There was, however, still time for Johnson to grab his second for Toast.

ISS RAFCATS 1

Beercelona 0

(both 5-0)

In a tight game, Beercelona welcomed back Matt Tuite in defence, who made all the difference for his team who looked tight and compact.

The first half was an even affair with both keepers saving well, but the game failed to ignite.

The second half saw RAFCATS come into the game more and, from a deep corner, the ball was tapped in at the back post for what proved to be the winner.

Matt Tuite and Ollie Elkington were both nominated as man of the match for their performances on the night.

Spandau Pele 0

OGFC 3

Now with one hand on the trophy, OGFC’s Sam Johnson made it 1-0 in the first half but Spandau responded by hitting the post and then the bar in a spell of pressure in the first half.

In the second half, Nathan Wright broke from his own area and wonderfully played in man of the match Sam Johnson who finished neatly in the top corner for 2-0.

Nathan Wright then shot wide whilst guest keeper Sean Gilbody made a good save from Johnson. Williamson hit the post in a solitary response from Pele.

Nathan Wright wrapped up the tie with a third goal as his side look to be unstoppable, having only lost once all season.