U15 - Yorkshire Division
- competition : U15 - Yorkshire Division
- date : 15/12/2018
- time : 12:30
- comment :
Grantham Town U15's v Scarborough Athletic
Grantham Town hosted Scarborough Athletic U15's in their last fixture before the Christmas break on a freezing cold and windy day at the Meres.
Grantham lost the toss and Scarborough elected to to play with the wind which hampered both teams for the first 20 minutes with both teams failing to create any real chances. The second quarter saw both teams adapt better to the conditions and Scarborough forced two great saves from Kyle Cole in Grantham's goal and Grantham created half chances that unfortunately weren't converted to leave the score 0-0 at half time.
With the wind behind in the second half, Grantham started to create more chances, and Ronny Heard hit the bar from a cross from Ewan McNulty and soon after, Jacy Higlett hit the post after driving into the box. Grantham finally broke the deadlock after 60 mins when Jacy Higlett drove down the left and crossed for the on running Nathan Kettle to finish in style. Grantham's confidence rose and Scarborough where put under increasing pressure in their own half. Grantham doubled their lead when Will Bestwick drove into the box and was brought down to win a penalty. Will picked up the ball and despatched the penalty impressively into the top corner. Grantham's pressure caused Scarborough to lose some of their composure and Bestwick was brought down again mid way into the Scarborough half. Jake Gibbons stepped up to take the kick and utilising the wind, drove the ball into the net over the Scarborough keeper to make it 3-0. Grantham came close from two other freekicks which were headed just wide by Heard and Higlett to leave the score at 3-0 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Scarborough rallied and pulled a goal back after a Grantham defensive error allowed teh Scarborogh striker to side foot the ball low to Coles left, but this spurred Grantham on and Ronny Heard scored with his left foot from close range to regain the 3 goal advantage. Grantham finished the scoring when Will Bestwick got his second with a great shot from the edge of the area to make the final score 5-1.
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