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Lincs 60+ Final Matchday 19/6 Grimsby - plus league tables

B Team Championship (am)

L 2-3 v Gainsborough (Lovesey, Marsden)

Falling three goals behind in the first half, the squad dug in and dominated the second.Taff Lovesey scored the first after robbing Gainsborough of the ball in the centre. Shortly afterwards, Lovesey slipped a pass to Tim Marsden who buried his shot in to the corner.Despite creating a few more chances the equaliser didn’t materialise.

L 0-3 v Long Bennington

Buoyed by the come back in the first game, we started this one in high spirits, but sadly our football didn’t match that enthusiasm. Long Bennington coasted to a win and cemented their place at the top of the Championship.

L 1-4 v Skegness (Smith)

In a reversal of the first game, we started well and went in at half time all square following a well taken goal by Frank Smith finishing from an extremely tight angle on the right.The second half saw us fall back and we began to lose our shape and stamina. With no substitute available, and with players tiring, we failed to shut down the Skegness players too many times and they scored three more goals to ease their way to a win.

With the latest results in, the defeat to Gainsborough resulted in us dropping to 6th place in the league. As last season, Long Bennington dominated and won the Championship by a distance.

Squad: T Lovesey, T Marsden, F Smith, P Beyer, L Potton, D Kaye, T Oliver


A Team Premiership (pm)

W 2-0 v Lincoln (Barrett-Treen, Smith)

A strong start from our squad, with two assists from Lovesey, first to Smith and the second to Colin Barrett-Treen put the Strollers well in control. The domination of possession continued and only some solid defending from Lincoln prevented us increasing the lead.

D 0-0 v Grimsby

A game that would effectively decide 2nd and 3rd place in the league.In a tight game, the Strollers were creating chances only to find the Grimsby keeper in good form. The game turned a little half way through the first half though, when a late tackle from behind caused an ankle injury to Lovesey. With no substitute available, the squad had to battle on with any on field injuries, but still continued to hold their own in this game and defended well for a well earned no score draw.

L 0-6 v Boston

This game was a lesson in what happens when the club is forced to ask three players to double up for both the B and A team, and when a squad doesn’t have a substitute to cover injuries and tiring players. With no-one else willing to travel the distance trip to Grimsby, Lovesey, Smith and Marsden were forced to double up (with league permission).Holding the Premier champions to 0-0 in the first half, with some solid defending, tiredness and injuries took their toll in the second and we were unable to close down a very strong Boston squad. As a result the lads in orange romped home to a well-deserved resounding 6-0 victory.

Squad: T Lovesey, T Marsden, F Smith, D Kelby, P Newiss, Colin Barrett-Treen

With Boston already having won the league title the previous month, the only positions to play for were 2nd and 3rd. The 0-0 draw with Grimsby in game 2 decided this, with the north Lincolnshire squad taking 2nd and our lads in 3rd.

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