Horncastle Town U10s 11-2 Ruskington U10s
After a good start to the season Horncastle Town U10s went into their first home match against Ruskington, knowing that they would have to work hard to get a win.
This proved to be the case when, after going in front with an Ollie Bradley goal, Ruskington equalised with a smart move.
It took until five minutes before half time, when the lively Bradley (captain) scored his second, for Horncastle to take the lead again. Three minutes later they got a third when Bradley won a penalty and gave the responsibility to Lewis Janney, who stroked the ball home into the bottom corner.
Horncastle made two changes at half time when George Billington came on for Owen Wilkinson and Lucas Walters came on for Charlie Wilkinson.
Horncastle were more dominant in the second half and went 5-1 up after eight minutes when Walters and Fraser Pemberton scored within a minute of each other.
Ruskington got a goal back when Horncastle left themselves open at the back and then Horncastle’s excellent ‘keeper Sam Baldock made some brave saves at the feet of three Ruskington players.
On came Jhoven Ramones for Baldock, with Pemberton switching to goalkeeper and Jack Walsh for Louis Boddy. Ramones soon scored for the home team and this was closely followed by a back heeled special from Janney.
With 10 minutes to go Bradley got his hat-trick, closely followed by Walters getting his second. Charlie Wilkinson came back on for the last 10 minutes and scored with a powerful run and shot before Walters completed his hat-trick to cap a man of the match performance for his second half efforts.
It was another great result for the U10s, who go into the second round of the Phil Morley Cup on Sunday against Wyberton, Birchwood Boys Colts and Sibsey Youth at Burgh le Marsh, starting at 10am.