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Grantham Town 13
Louth Town 13
L Smith (37'), L Pulfrey (55')
Full time
Sun 3 Jan 10:45 - Lincolnshire Co-op Mid Lincs County Youth League - Under 13D League

Grantham defeated at home

Young Gingerbreads lose at home for only the second time this season

A wet Mere's played host to this early January match, Louth Town attacked from the start and created early chances which put the Grantham defence to work.
Harry Pulfrey in goal made a couple of good stops to deny the visitors.

On 7 mins Louth took the lead when they broke through the Grantham defence to open the scoring.
Moments later Grantham's Lewis Smith was put through and out paced his marker but his shot went wide of the target.
Grantham had more chances to equalise but were denied by good goalkeeping.

Louth doubled their lead on 17 minutes after some good build up play.
Then soon after Harry Pulfrey dived superbly low to his left to keep out a header.

On the half hour a shot was fired into the Grantham box which was handled and the referee pointed to the spot, this was converted to put the visitors 3-0 up at the interval.

Grantham hadn't given up though and came back fighting after the break, and the half was only 2 minutes old when Jack Carroll supplied Lewis Smith who lofted the ball over the keeper to put the Gingerbreads back in the game.

Grantham's momentum was short lived though as a lobbed ball at the other end found the net to put Louth 4-1.

Grantham still rallied and were having their best period of the match creating chances and worrying the Louth defence, the good work was rewarded on 55 minutes when Luke Pulfrey scored Grantham's second goal of the game.

Later liam Ginnelly was only fractions away from scoring, and an Ollie Burton free kick was saved well after Matthew Lambley ran free but was fouled just outside the box

Grantham's good work was undone on the hour mark when the visitors increased their lead, then 5 minutes later a sweet strike from the left hand side gave Louth the points with a 6-2 victory

Grantham's man of the match was Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson

Player of the Match

Henry Johnson

Key moments

Goal Lewis Smith scores for Grantham Town 13
Goal Luke Pulfrey scores for Grantham Town 13
Replay game

As it happened

  • Grantham Town 13
  • Louth Town 13
  • 0
  • Lewis Smith Goal 37:00'
  • Luke Pulfrey Goal 55:00'

Team selection

Pulfrey, Harry Pulfrey, Harry
Smith, Kieran Smith, Kieran
Johnson, Henry Johnson, Henry
Smith, Matthew Smith, Matthew
Clark, Tom Clark, Tom
Burton, Ollie Burton, Ollie
Carroll, Jack Carroll, Jack
Lambley, Matthew Lambley, Matthew
Smith, Lewis Smith, Lewis
Pulfrey, Luke Pulfrey, Luke
Ginnelly, liam Ginnelly, liam

League round up

Other Under 13D League results

HBW Utd FC 13
Market Rasen 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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