Briggs puts final nail in coffin with fantastic shot

Mid Lincs League

Alford Town U14s 3

Heighington, Branston and Washingborough United 0

HBW United kicked off on a dull but dry Sunday morning, but Alford weren’t long in putting a string of passes together involving Walsh, Briggs, and Bates, ending with a Woodward shot which the keeper saved.

Cole was having a good game as he looked for the head of Brader, who connected but hit the post.

Simpson was working well in defence with Langlois and Lowes, with Cole sat just in front, and with Yarnold poised to come on the defence looked strong.

The midfield were working well together, again finding Bates, whose shot was just wide again, leaving the score at half time 0-0.

Two changes were made at the break, with Denby coming on for Brader and Vann replacing Woodward, and in the second half, Yarnold came on for Lowes.

Denby crossed the ball in from the left, finding Vann whose shot was saved by the keeper.

HBW attacked, but Langlois had the ball covered, before Archie Paul drove in a free-kick to find the head of Cole, but the keeper saved.

Bates passed to Denby, who took great pleasure in scoring his first goal of the season, putting the reds in the lead at 1-0.

Archie Paul floated in a great corner, finding the head of Bates, who made no mistake and buried the ball in the back of the net to put Alford 2-0 up.

Bailey had a great game, taking care of everything that was thrown at him, as well as making a fantastic save to keep his clean sheet intact.

Denby found space and hit the ball, which crashed against the underside of the crossbar and came back to him, and all he could do was hit it with his hand – a definite Maradona moment!

Daniel Briggs put the final nail in the coffin with a fantastic shot from 25-yards, leaving the keeper no chance, and making it 3-0 to Alford Town, which is how it finished.

Man of the match was Scott Simpson.

Alford: Bailey, Lowes, Simpson, Langlois, Cole, Walsh, Woodward, Briggs (capt), Paul, Yarnold, Vann, Brader, Denby and Bates.

Next Sunday, Alford Town have a home game against Saxilby, with a 10.45am kick-off.

There will be tea/coffee available, and people are urged to go and support the lads.