YOUTH FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town U12 come up short at Boston

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22

Mid Lincs League

Under-12

JFC Boston 3

Horncastle Town 0

For the second week in a row, Horncastle travelled away from home but unlike last week’s win on the road, the Wongers came up short against a strong JFC Boston side.

Bruce Baxter and the management team decided to make some positional changes, with Daniel Cobham starting the game in central midfield and Connor Pinkett leading the line up front.

Cobham had the first Town chance in the game but his first time snap-shot, when under pressure, just sailed past the post.

JFC took advantage and scored the first of their three goals just after the 10 minute mark.

Although JFC were shading the exchanges it never seemed like Horncastle were out of the match, but JFC doubled their advantage just before the break after an unfortunate deflection fell straight to an attacking player.

Town started the second half as if they still thought they could get something out of the game but chances were limited due to a strong defensive JFC back line.

It wasn’t long before the home team scored their third goal, leaving the red and whites with a mountain to climb.

And it was evident that it wasn’t going to be Horncastle’s day when Kyle Tempest’s superb long range lob left the goalkeeper stranded but the ball hit the post and rolled along the goal-line to allow the relieved keeper to smother the ball before an attacker could pounce.

Special mention should be given to the dependable Peter Smith and Aaron Smith who both had solid games. Chloe Pickering was awarded the player of the match award for a consistent display in defence.

Although a defeat, this was another good performance and Town can take confidence into next week’s derby game against Spilsby at The Wong.