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Louth Town 13
Grantham Town 13
Sun 22 Nov 10:45 - Lincolnshire Co-op Mid Lincs County Youth League - Under 13D League Full time

Unbeaten run comes to an end

First league defeat away form home

Grantham U13's travelled over the Lincolnshire Wolds for the first meeting between the two sides on a bitterly cold morning.

Louth Town attacked the Grantham defence from the start and had a few early chances and won a couple of corners, the visiting back four were kept busy in the opening exchanges.

The hosts went 1-0 up on 10 minutes with a neat move and good finish.
At the other end, Lewis Smith and Jack Carroll were causing a few problems but nothing came of their chances, then on 14 minutes Louth doubled their lead from a goal mouth scramble as the ball was poked home.

2 minutes later the Gingerbreads broke through the Louth defence and good work by Jack Carroll saw his shot hit the post and run along the goal line before it was cleared by the hosts.

Louth scored their third on 25 minutes when thier striker was put through on goal and fired past Davis Kalnis in goal.

The 2nd half started badly for Grantham as the hosts scored within a minute of the whistle to go 4-0 up.

Grantham hadn't given up though and showed great battling spirit as they tried to get back into the match, Ollie Burton had a shot saved by the keeper and some good work from Alfie Hardman and liam Ginnelly in midfield as the young Gingerbreads challenged their opponents.

Grantham were rewarded for their efforts on 56 minutes as Lewis Smith finished well to beat the keeper and make it 4-1.

Still the Gingerbreads came forward but Louth played some tidy football and on 65 minutes found the net again with a good strike.

Louth however ran out worthy winners as they scored a sixth with a couple of minutes left on the clock to end this entertaining match 6-1.

Grantham Town man of the match was Alfie Hardman.

Alfie Hardman

Player of the Match

Alfie Hardman

Team selection

Kalnis, Davis Kalnis, Davis
Pulfrey, Harry Pulfrey, Harry
Radowski, Jakub Radowski, Jakub
Hardman, Alfie Hardman, Alfie
Clark, Tom Clark, Tom
Burton, Ollie Burton, Ollie
Lambley, Matthew Lambley, Matthew
Johnson, Henry Johnson, Henry
Smith, Lewis Smith, Lewis
Carroll, Jack Carroll, Jack
Pulfrey, Luke Pulfrey, Luke

League round up

Other Under 13D League results

HBW Utd FC 13
Birchwood Colts Boys 13
Market Rasen 13
Great Ponton 13

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Market Rasen 13 13 22
2. Louth Town 13 12 18
3. Grantham Town 13 15 18
4. Louth Old Boys 13 11 14
5. Great Ponton 13 13 13
6. Birchwood Colts Boys 13 12 11
7. HBW Utd FC 13 11 2

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