U16 - Midlands East Division
- competition : U16 - Midlands East Division
- date : 13/04/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Grantham 2 - 3 Corby
Grantham welcomed Corby town to the Meres on a windy Saturday morning.
Both teams started the game shakey, with neither really able to stamp their authority on the match and really dominate. It was Corby who struck first, with a set piece whipped in with pace to just inside the 18 yard box for the Corby player to rise highest and connect with a firm header into the opposite corner of the goal and out the reach of the outstretched arm of the Grantham keeper.
Grantham started to get more dominance in the game, but couldn't make this count in the opposing final third.
Corby's scored their second goal and this was a carbon copy of the first. A deep free kick into the same dangerous area leading to another powerful header across goal leaving the keeper with no chance.
Coming into the second half, Grantham started to really create chances and apply the pressure.
However, it was again Corby who showed their clinical nature by scoring the third goal and to seemingly put the game out of the reach of the young Gingerbreads. A Grantham corner lead to a quick break from Corby, leaving them one on one with the Grantham keeper and the Corby striker the chance to round the keeper and slot the ball into the empty net.
Going into the fourth and final quarter with a real point to prove, Grantham pulled one back through the ever impressive Lewis Robertson. He picked the ball up around 35 yards from goal, turned the opposing midfielder and then hit a rasping drive leaving the Corby keeper with no chance.
With the recent added belief of scoring goals in quick succession, the Grantham team started to believe they could get something out of the game. Corby started to run the clock down and try to disrupt the momentum that was now with the Grantham players.
With just minutes left on the clock, Grantham won a penalty which was cooly dispatched by Ollie Skinner to leave the score at 2-3. Skinner attempted to get the ball for a quick restart to aid his team in getting the equaliser they had been working for, before a scuffle broke out as the Corby players tried to stop this. In the moments that ensued, a push in the chest from the Corby striker to Skinner left the referee with little choice than to brandish the red card to the Corby player and leave them down to 10 men.
Unfortunately, Grantham just didn't have the time left to score the equaliser and the game ended at 2-3.
- Grantham Town FC
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- Corby Town Fc