FOOTBALL: Terrific Town serve up six of the best

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
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Horncastle Town U14s 6 Ruston Sports Colts 1

Town’s U14 hot-shots proved they’ve got six appeal as they went goal crazy against Sustion Sports Colts on Sunday.

From the off, Town were in control and Pearce set up Ross-Lea for an initial shot and a second attempt from a rebound.

Town continued to press and their excellent passing, attacking football paid off when Pearce slotted home from the spot.

Within 60 seconds, Close made it 2-0 and then Bevington brought a good save from the ‘keeper before a great run and shot from Dean made it three.

Bevington and Close were a constant threat and when Ruston did threaten, they were denied by Town ‘keeper Ayres.

Town returned to the attack and made it 4-0 before the break when good work by Hockley and Dean set up Close to score.

Town started the second half on the attack and a well-worked one-two between Hockley and Dean tested.

Bevington made it 5-0 and good work from Leveton, Marcenuik and Offord repelled Ruston’s best efforts.

Town made it six in the 53rd minute through a solo effort from Wilson before Ruston finally opened their account.

Town, though, could have added more goals themselves in the closing stages after a stunning team performance,

Their next match is at Grantham Flames on Sunday, kick off 2:15pm

Birchwood United U16s 3 Horncastle Town U16s 2

Town U16s paid the ultimate price for conceding a late penalty on Sunday.

Town took an early lead mid-way through the first half after Nixon crossed the ball into the box for Bruntlett to head home.

However, the joy was short lived as Birchwood equalised almost immediately and then took the lead with another goal.

Town piled on the pressure in the early stages of the second half with Brunlett twice being denied by the woodwork and Nixon’s spectacular bicycle kick flying just wide of the target. Eventually, the pressure paid off as Johnson produced a pull back for Wythe on the edge of the box and his powerful effort beat the Birchwood ‘keeper.

Both teams searched for the winner and the game could have gone either way, but with 10 minutes remaining, a defensive error saw Horncastle concede a penalty which Birchwood took full advantage of.

The result was tough on town who, for the second consecutive league game, took an early lead only to finish on the losing team.