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U14 - Friendly - Match centre

Grantham Town 13
Birchwood Colts Boys 13
L Smith (16', 29', 39'), K Smith (17', 35', 35')
Full time
Sun 21 Feb 10:45 - Lincolnshire Co-op Mid Lincs County Youth League - Under 13D League

Grantham get back to winning ways

First ever match on the main stadium for young Gingerbreads

A damp Mere's stadium was the setting for this Mid Linc's fixture, this was the first time the young Grantham players got to experience playing on the the main pitch.

Grantham started the match brightly and with the wind in their favour created chances early on, a shot on five minutes from Lewis Smith was neatly tipped over the crossbar by the Birchwood keeper.
More chances went begging for Grantham as they tried to get on top, the visitors came more into the game and troubled the Gingerbreads defence who worked hard to keep out the Birchwood attackers.

On 16 minutes Grantham were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Birchwood box which was taken by top scorer Lewis Smith who smashed the ball into the top corner of the net out of the keeper's reach.
From the kick off Grantham won the ball back and Kieran Smith calmly finished to put Grantham 2-0 up.

Moments later good work from Alfie Hardman gave him a chance at goal but his shot narrowly went over the bar.
Matthew Lambley and Henry Johnson were putting in good performances as full backs and liam Ginnelly putting in a good shift in midfield.
Luke Pulfrey came on as a substitute and caused the opposition problems with his pace running with the ball.

The hosts were growing in confidence and were solid at the back and dealt with any chances that the visitors produced, both sides had chances however, it was Grantham that broke through again when Lewis Smith received the form Kieran Smith to make it 3-0 on 29 minutes.

Then just before the half time whistle Kieran Smith added another, then Ollie Burton won the ball from the kick off and put Kieran Smith through to complete his hatrick and put the home side 5-0 up at the interval.

Grantham had the wind against them in the second period as they tried to continue their good work from the first half.
Birchwood defended well and kept Grantham out as did Tom Clark and Matthew Smith in the Grantham defence. Grantham keeper Harry Pulfrey was rarely troubled but his goal kicks were excellent considering the wind speed.

The hosts midfielders worked hard all game with great performances from Ollie Burton and Jack Carroll.

4 minutes into the half Lewis Smith put the Gingerbreads 6-0 ahead with a fine low strike to complete his hatrick.

Keiran Tarver came close to further the Grantham lead but his shot was gathered by the Birchwood keeper who had made several good stops to deny Grantham.

Chances were seen at both ends but the score wasn't added too until 2 minutes before the whistle when Birchwood got reward for their hard work and made it 6-1.

Grantham Town man of the match was chosen by the Birchwood manager was Jack Carroll

Key moments

16:00
Goal Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
17:00
Goal Kieran Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
29:00
Goal Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
35:00
Goal Kieran Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
35:00
Goal Kieran Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
39:00
Goal Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13

Highlights

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39:00 Goal 6 - 0
Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
35:00 Goal 4 - 0
Kieran Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
35:00 Goal 5 - 0
Kieran Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
End of period 1
29:00 Goal 3 - 0
Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
17:00 Goal 2 - 0
Kieran Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
16:00 Goal 1 - 0
Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Grantham Town 13
  • Birchwood Colts Boys 13
  • 0
  • Lewis Smith Goal 16:00'
  • Kieran Smith Goal 17:00'
  • Lewis Smith Goal 29:00'
  • Kieran Smith Goal 35:00'
  • Kieran Smith Goal 35:00'
  • Lewis Smith Goal 39:00'

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Other Under 13D League results

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Louth Town 13
Great Ponton 13
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Louth Old Boys 13

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# 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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