|23rd September 2018||10:45 am||Mid Lincs Youth League||2018-2019|
Two great teams showed at The Wong today.
Bocas took an early lead when a smart cross from Spencer Swindin was calmly volleyed home by Charlie Dye.
Bocas continued to look threatening moving forward and shortly took a 2-0 lead when Morgan Booth slotted home from a corner that bounced its way to the back stick.
Complacency and a very good Horncastle team combined to take the second portion of the first half by the scruff of the neck. Firstly, a long ball from the home teams keeper was seemingly dealt with by a combination of Harrowing and Redfern, but the latter’s clearance fell to the onrushing Edward Evison, who controlled the ball and volleyed home with aplomb, from all of 20 yards.
A second soon followed as Horncastle grew more into the game. A ball down their attacking left, found Jacob Burbridge who finished spectacularly, high into the Bocas net from an acute angle.
2-2 at half time was a fair result, as the first half was definitely a good spectacle for the spectators.
The second half looked to be as evenly matched as the first. Although Greenbank did strike the post through Finn Charles.
The breakthrough came through the same player, as his smart finish in off the other post, took the Bocas into the lead.
An absolute Thunderbolt of a volley from Finley Thorpe, into the bottom right corner restored the Bocas 2 goal lead. Could they hold on to it this time?
Horncastle were doing their best to make sure that the gap was cut, and in truth, if it wasn’t for some absolute heroics in the Greenbank goal by Zane Redfern, the score would’ve been 4-4. Firstly, a goal mouth scramble led to Redfern clawing one off his line, straight into the path of the Town player, who looked certain to score… Redfern had other ideas, jumping to his feet and flinging himself infront of the player, the ball somehow stuck under his body and the danger was averted.
5 minutes later, his previous efforts were outdone by a quite simply world class triple save from close range, eliciting applause from all in attendance.
This seemed to take the wind out of the home team’s sails slightly, as the visitors went up the other end and added further goals through Aidan Malia, after being slipped through by Charlie Dye and a second of the game from Finn Charles rounded off the action.
In summary, a cracking game of football, refereed superbly by Rob Bee. On another day, the spoils could easily have been staying at The Wong, but a combination of ruthless finishing and unbelievable goalkeeping, brings them back to North Hykeham.
As always, great hospitality from Austen, Simon and the team.
|12 The Wong, Horncastle LN9 6EB, UK|