YOUTH FOOTBALL: Horncastle unable to tame Lions

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Under-14

Ruskington Lions 4

Horncastle Town 1

Horncastle Town made the trip to Ruskington on a breezy afternoon for a league clash on Sunday.

Town were under pressure from the off and found themselves with a lot of work to do in defence. Ruskington Lions found the back of the net early on with a well struck shot from outside the 18 yard box which Town’s keeper Aaron Marshall was just unable to control.

Horncastle put the pressure on and played quality passing football which frustrated the Lions at times.

Horncastle’s only true chance in the first half was a corner from Samuel Howden which Thomas Fiddies was unable to convert into a goal, firing it just over the bar.

The second half saw Horncastle win a free kick from outside the box. A sweetly struck strike from Samuel Howden put the scoreline level.

Town had the upper hand but chances were wasted to put them into the lead. Again Horncastle were passing the ball on the ground well and movement off the ball was excellent. Dylan Loveley was working well in midfield for the team with Josh Broughton showing what he has learnt in training with effect. Jake South and captain Eden Norton worked hard in defence.

Town in the end just could not cope with the playing manner of Lions who used the long ball technique to break down their defence. Three goals in quick sucession left Town with an uphill struggle which they could not surmount.

Man of the match was Jake South.

Horncastle are away to Boston Town Community on Sunday, 10.45am kick-off.