FOOTBALL: Horncastle U13s take the bite out of Hykeham Tigers


Hykeham Tigers Cees U13s 1-5 Horncastle Town U13s

Horncastle Town’s U13s took a trip to the home of Hykeham Tiger Cees for their second league outing of the 2014/15 season.

Hykeham kicked off but were soon under pressure from Town’s young stars. Town were passing and moving off the ball well but were just unable to find their target for the first 15 minutes.

The break came with a fantastic run by Thomas Fiddies down the right wing and cut in towards goal. With Robbie Baxter in support, Thomas Fiddies played an unselfish ball to his teammate who was in space for a simple but rewarding first goal of the season for Robbie Baxter.

Town continued to keep the pressure on with a solid midfield. Michael Willson commanded his area of the pitch and Lucas Forinton worked hard down the right hand side.

Lucas Forinton’s eye for free players was rewarded when he found Thomas Fiddies in space. A run down the right wing by Thomas Fiddies, left the defenders behind and saw him slot the ball home in the back of the net to the right hand side of the ‘keeper, for Town’s second goal of the morning.

Town’s defence, when called upon, kept their ‘keeper, Dylan Lovely, with little to do for the majority of the first half. Jake South was solid as always and Zackary Townsend worked well to keep the ball away from Town’s net. Morgan Colson came on for Lewis Pell who had just returned from injury.

The second half also started well for Towns U13s. Liam Pickering played well to find himself in space to unleash a shot which just ran wide of the Tiger’s left had post.

Michael Willson and Liam Pickering found a spark working together and a through ball to Samuel Howden saw his shot leave Hykeham’s ‘keeper rooted to the spot for Town’s third goal of the morning.

The Tigers were not going to fall easily and with Town’s midfield losing shape halfway through the second half, Hykeham found themselves making Town’s ‘keeper Dylan Lovely pick the ball out of the back of his net, after throwing himself at full reach to the left for the ball to just skim his fingers.

Town’s players kept their heads up and a ball from Thomas Fiddies from the right hand side corner flag was collected by Lucas Forinton, allowing him to find the back of the net for his first goal of this campaign.

With 10 minutes left Liam Pickering found himself one on one with Hykeham’s ‘keeper but was just unable to convert his shot for his first goal for Horncastle.

Town got their fifth goal from Samuel Howden who, again, showed his composure under pressure by receiving a well placed pass from Liam Pickering to score his second goal of the match.