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Grantham Town Under 15s beat King's Lynn Elite in the Junior Premier League

Grantham Town Under 15s turned on the style as they cruised to a 7-2 away win over King's Lynn Elite on Saturday in the Junior Premier League.

The Gingerbreads, however, had to overcome an early setback, going behind in the game with the home side's first attack.

But within minutes Town were level as a corner from the right was cleared only as far as Charlie Loureiro-Brooks, whose effort ricocheted back to Logan Roberts on the edge of the area to volley low into the net.

Grantham Town Under 15s defeated King's Lynn Elite.
Grantham Town Under 15s defeated King's Lynn Elite.

Nico Fossey was hacked down in the box for a penalty after nine minutes and Aston Taylor stepped up to convert and give Grantham a 2-1 lead.

The visitors then settled into the game and were dominant in possession, man of the match Jacob Price in particular pulling the strings in midfield and Taylor himself looking to create the openings.

Town added a third as Taylor touched the ball out to Loureiro-Brooks to swing in a delightful cross for Rhys Stevens to head home and Stevens almost doubled his tally but his shot screwed wide of the post.

Taylor scored his second and Grantham’s fourth as the half hour mark approached, smashing in a 25-yard drive, but he should have completed his hat-trick moments later as he failed to convert from close range.

The Gingerbreads rounded off an impressive half of football with a fifth goal as Zak Coleman sent Louis Cardy down the left hand side and his ball across was flicked home first time by Stevens.

The second half starting scrappily for Grantham, which was a far cry from their first half performance.

King's Lynn came out with a more aggressive approach and started to apply pressure to the visitors' goal.

First a deflected shot crashed against the right hand post and a long shot was saved down low by keeper Luca Cawdron.

But their pressure eventually paid off as a misplaced pass was intercepted on the edge of the box and the Lynn forward slid the ball past Cawdron in the goal.

The goal seemed to give Town a wake up call and order was restored as Stevens completed his hat-trick by lobbing the keeper with a composed finish to make it 6-2.

Further efforts from Taylor and Coleman failed to trouble the keeper, that was until the goal of the game wrapped up the scoring.

A move right from their own goal kick, incorporating 11 passes, was finished off with a stunning top corner strike from Gethan Flint to cap off a wonderful goal.

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