Four-midable display helps Alford find their form

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Alford Town u13s 4

Heckington 0

ALFORD started well and soon had their passing game on display, with the Alford midfielders all finding space and creating chances for the forwards.

After the interval, Alford started the brightest and were soon ahead from a superb 20-yard effort from striker Turner.

This goal gave Alford a platform on which they more than built on, and the second goal came from good forward and unselfish play by Sparrow, who crossed in for Macca Codd to volley home.

The third goal came from wing wizard Marshall’s cross, which found Sparrow, and the in-form striker found the back of the net.

A change of position for commanding centre-back Bearsdley led to the fourth goal, with Beardsley beating the onrushing keeper and chipping the ball into the net.

It was a great all-round display and any one of the 12 who took part for Alford could have been awarded man of the match, but the honour went to Corey Lewis.

Team: Houltby, Holmes, Taylor, Hendon, Beardsley, Bell, Codd, Lewis, Marshall, Cherrie, Turner, Sparrow.

Mid Lincs League, under 14s B

Alford Town FC 4

Saxilby 2

ARCHIE Paul came on for Yarnold and made an immediate impact on the game with an inch perfect pass from Cole, who was bossing the defence. Paul took a 30 yard shot and the keeper had no chance.

Paul had a hand in the second goal with a pass to Briggs, who laid the ball off for Marshall. He floated the ball over the keepers’ head for Alford Town’s second of the match.

Saxilby won a corner. The ball was played in well and the player on the end of it executed a fine shot, which Bailey couldn’t do much about it and the score was 2-1.

Bailey launched the ball down the pitch, and with Walsh in chase, he got the ball under control and cleared the keeper to score a great goal for Alford.

After the break Archie Paul took on five players before launching the ball into the bottom left hand corner to give Alford a 4-1 lead, before Saxilby pulled one back to make it 4-2.