FOOTBALL: ‘Tekkers’ grab late winner in Horncastle six-a-side league

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OGFC 2-3

Tekkerslovakia 3

OGFC scored within the first few minutes as they looked to banish last week’s dreadful first half against RAFCATS.

They went in at half time 1-0 up and were expected to go and build on their lead. However, Tekkerslovakia began dictating play in the second half with a flurry of chances which saw them hit the post, before Harvey-Avery also hit the woodwork as the Reds tried to respond.

It was man of the match Charlie Stapleton who fired into the top corner for 1-1 which soon became 2-1, then 2-2 immediately.

In a dramatic finale, Tekkers grabbed the winner with minutes to play to cap a superb comeback win.

RAFCATS 0

Bantalona 0

RAFCATS cheered on Tekkerslovakia as their win opened up an opportunity for RAFCATS to build a gap at the top of the table.

However, Bantalona put last week’s horror show against Team Lean behind them and sported new green and white kit in a renewed, energetic and combative performance, as they hit the post early on and then Dan Wood fired over.

RAFCATS struggled to produce the kind of quality needed to beat the superb Graham Fidling in goal and instead, man of the match Matt Collins at the other end made a number of quality saves to ensure a point apiece and give his side a one point gap at the top.

Team Lean 1

Ginger Gaffer FC 2

After last week’s demolition of Bantalona, Team Lean were in confident mood and flew out of the traps.

It was no surprise that Andy Chapman grabbed the lead for Lean. They held the advantage until half time which then kickstarted Ginger Gaffer in the second half, as they began to come back into the match.

A brace from Blake Forrester-Connolley saw him equalise and then put the Gaffers into the lead.

Team Lean responded by hitting the post three times and forcing a number of good saves from man of the match goalkeeper Rob Taylor.

Beercelona 5

Spandau Pele 2

Beercelona are one of four teams in joint second place on eight points and only one point off the top.

Jack Harland missed an excellent chance early on when free on goal but then scored to put his side ahead. Steven Hunt equalised with a thunderous strike before half time.

Harland grabbed his second in the after the break, with Jay Peterson thenhelping himself to a brace.

Man of the match Jack Harland sealed his hat trick with Beercelona’s fifth when he ran through, before Williamson scored a late consolation for Spandau Pele in an unexpected result for last year’s champions.

Points Match 0

Ivory Toast FC 5

(RAFCATS 1

Ivory Toast FC 2)

In a welcome points match for Ivory Toast, they prevailed over RAFCATS in a closse friendly match up.

A dubious penalty for RAFCATS was put wide en route to a half time 1-1 scoreline.

The second half was again a close affair with both keepers in good form.

It was left to man of the match Jack Whitt to grab the winner for his team in a good psychological win for Ivory Toast.