Archie arrows home sweet strike as spoils are shared

Mid Lincs league under 14s B

Alford Town FC 1

Cranwell 1

CRANWELL kicked off this mid Lincs league game, which looked fairly evenly matched with most of the football being played in the middle of the park for the first ten minutes.

Alford went on the attack and a player was fouled and a free kick awarded. Archie Paul stepped up but launched the ball over the cross bar.

Ben Lowes had stepped into the shoes of Simpson, who was injured, and was doing the job well with Langlois and Harrison.

Harrison was having his best game of the season so far and was looking like a contender for man of the match.

Alford won a throw in and Walsh found Briggs, who struck the ball but the keeper saved well.

The ball was fed through to Walsh, who was about to pull the trigger when he was brought down in the area, but the referee said no penalty.

Vann laid the ball off for Cole, who struck the ball well but the keeper kept Cranwell in the game with a great save.

Briggs worked his way past two players and crossed the ball into the area, but Bates couldn’t connect with the ball.

The midfield were starting to play some great football with Marshall sat just behind and the team could feel a goal was coming.

The ball fell at the feet of Briggs. He lifted it up to the head of Walsh, who headed the ball down to the feet of Paul, who struck the sweetest of shots that could only be watched by the Cranwell keeper to make it 1-0 to Alford.

Cranwell broke and Alford’s previously strong defence couldn’t keep the ball out and Cranwell equalised.

The game ended 1-1, which was a fair result as both teams played well.

Man of the match for Alford Town was Harry Harrison.

Alford: Lowes, Langlois, Cole, Briggs, Walsh, Marshall, Harrison, Denby, Woodward, Bates, Vann, Paul, Brader.