U16 - Midlands East Division
- competition : U16 - Midlands East Division
- date : 30/03/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Grantham 3 - 2 Kings Lynn
Grantham welcomed Kings Lynn to the meres on a sunny Saturday morning.
Kings Lynn started the brighter team and were passing the ball around with real intent. They took the lead on the 13 minute mark as a ball played into their striker, who expertly found space between the two Grantham centre halves, took a touch and finished past the onrushing Grantham keeper. Grantham's front pairing of Josh Crane and Ollie Skinner did show glimpses of their recent form, but unfortunately couldn't get the clinical touch in the final third when it mattered.
During the second quarter, Grantham started to have more of the ball, but it was again Kings Lynn who were the ones to punish their opponents, leaving the score at 0-2 at the half time point.
In the third quarter, Grantham really started to show their worth and how much they have improved recently after their changes in coaching staff. Nathan Crane scored a superbly hit free kick from around 25 yards, after Matt McBride won the ball high up the pitch before nipping past the Kings Lynn defender and drawing a foul. The free kick left the Kings Lynn keeper with no chance and gave the young Gingerbreads a way back into the game.
With this goal, confidence really started to surge and the momentum started to shift. Nathan Stocks delivered a corner to Lewis Robertson to head the ball down into the ground and bounce over the Kings Lynn keeper to make it 2-2, and take his personal tally to 5 goals in 4 games during March.
The turn around was complete right at the end of the third quarter as Alex Cannovan wriggled away from the Kings Lynn defenders grasp as he was clean through and slid the ball past the onrushing Kings Lynn keeper and nestling into the bottom corner to send the home team into the lead.
Going into the fourth quarter, Kings Lynn really started to push more men forward in an attempt to get an equaliser, being denied on a couple of occassions by the brilliant Toby King in the Grantham Goal. With minutes left on the clock, Kings Lynn's goal scorer was sent free with a perfectly weighted ball over the top, again being denied, but this time by a truly incredible last ditch challenge by Travis Cox.
Grantham had a chance on the counter to put the game to bed, but the chance just couldn't quite fall to Josh Crane to finish.
Grantham saw out the game with the final score being 3-2.
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