U13 - Midlands East Division
- competition : U13 - Midlands East Division
- date : 13/10/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Grantham Town U13s 7-2 Corby Town U13s
Q1: Grantham Town 2-0 Corby Town
HT: Grantham Town 3-0 Corby Town
Q3: Grantham Town 5-0 Corby Town
FT: Grantham Town 7-2 Corby Town
Grantham Town's Under 13s overcame Corby Town on a sunny, but very windy Saturday morning. Both teams tried to play positive, attacking football in very tricky conditions, but it was the home side that coped best with the wind and, in the end, were worthy winners.
After early pressure from Grantham, a Sam Edgington corner was headed home by Sean Bray-Smith to give the Gingerbreads an early lead. With Luke Cullen, Jake Lovelace and Charlie Rigby combining well in midfield, Grantham continued to dominate possession and, after a series of passes and interchanges, Lovelace released Jack Hall down the left who crossed for Luke Cullen to double Grantham's lead.
In the second quarter, Corby came more into the game, but struggled to create clear-cut chances. And it was Grantham who scored next, when a clearance could only reach Sean Bray-Smith whose clever, one-touch strike from 20 yards found the back of the net.
By now, Grantham were starting to play with more confidence and fluidity and two more goals in the third quarter – the first, a smart finish from Jack Hall after an excellent diagonal through-ball from Reuben Lindsay; the second, a finish by Kelton Robinson at the far post from another Jack Hall cross – gave Grantham a 5-0 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Corby continued to battle and fight for every challenge, however, and pulled a goal back when Isaac Reading beat his man and then struck a shot over the keeper from 18 yards. Grantham responded immediately when, after good work by Sam Edgington, Luke Cullen scored with a shot from the edge of the box that went in off the post. And Luke got his hat-trick when Sam Edgington and Charlie Rigby combined to set him up from close range.
In the dying minutes, Finlay Evans scored a well-taken goal for Corby to make the final score 7-2, and we wish Mark and all the players, coaches and parents from Corby all the very best for the rest of the season.
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