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Resounding Win Against Chapel

  Sunday 11th December 2016

Saturday saw us play local rivals Chapel Swifts in the league. Although the entire length of the table was between both teams at the start of the match, it didn't show from the determination shown by Chapel in the first 15 minutes.  They played some nice flowing football, keeping the ball when possible and making probing runs at the United goal.  The United defence held firm and a resolute Jack Minor in goal pulled off a couple of excellent saves to deny throughout the match, but it was United to turned in the better performance.  Confident play to a man and yet again, fantastic work from the front men to keep Chapel on the back foot.  The first goal from Keaton Grainger typified the United mindset.  A loose ball from the visiting keeper was pounced on by Keaton who drove forward to finish.  Fantastic footwork from both John Courtney and Ryan O'Loughin yet again to cause problems to the visiting defence.

The game proved to be a great example of picking off teams.  Chances were created from a combination of pressing and capitalising on mistakes. The final score of 6-1 could easily have been higher were it not for the agility of the visiting keeper.  A great performance and another three points to keep us top of the table.

Daylight at the Top of the League

  Sunday 27th November 2016

We travelled to N Thoresby last Saturday knowing that this game was 'six pointer'.  The winner moved clear of the team who would be in second place. We were both on the same points although our far superior goal difference and games in hand gave us the advantage.  We attacked the game from the beginning with a determination to move clear at the top.  Two goals from Ryan O'Loughlin gave us just what we needed and are now 3 points clear and have 2 games in hand.  The race most certainly isn't over though - far from it.  There are some tough games to come which will test us but at this point, we're in the driving seat and masters of our own destiny.

A great team performance saw us take the required 3 points. The full match report can be found on the Reports page

Top of the Table!

  Monday 21st November 2016

Saturday saw us travel to North Somercotes in what we knew to be a tricky match. Despite previous encounters, we knew them to be tough opposition who would never give up, Saturday saw that again. Thanks to goals from John Courtney and Conor Minor, we went into the break 2-0 and comfortable.  We had the majority of the play and could have been further ahead were it not for good goalkeeping and off target shots.  The second half saw Somercotes come out with a different mindset. They attacked from the off and tried to put us off our stride but our defence held firm. The game continued to swing both ways and as the game wore on the scores were level.  Some ridiculous refereeing decisions which affected both sides, certainly spoiled the game as stonewall penalty claims weree denied and corners and throw-ins mysteriously went the wrong way.  Both sides suffered as a result of poor decision-making. The ultimate irony proved to be the deciding factor though. What looked like a routine goal kick for Somercotes was given as a corner for United. We felt a little bit of justice in this as we had an absolute, clear as day penalty turned down leading up to this. As the ball swung over, Alex Kendrick rose above and glanced a header into the corner - 3-2 United.  Fantastic finish to cap off the game and a result which took us to the top of the table with two games in hand!

This coming Saturday we travel to the team we replaced at the top - North Thoresby. A win for us gives us daylight, a win for N Thoresby puts them back on top.  A cracking game it promises to be!

November Race Night!

  Wednesday 02nd November 2016

We are pleased to announce we will be holding one of our ever-popular Race Nights on 12th November in Churchills. As always, this promises to be a fun night with a chance to win some money!

Our previous race night events have been a great success and we look to continue this. You can sponsor a race or a horse or simply come along for the fun - all are welcome! 7pm for a 7:30 start

Through to next round of the Cup

  Sunday 30th October 2016

Through to next round of the Cup

Saturday saw us face Market Rasen Dev squad in what promised to be a tough encounter against a determined side looking to take the spoils. For the majority of the game, we dominated and controlled the match without finding the killer pass or finish. Rasen on the other hand made the most of the few chances they had. We laboured when we should have been flying ahead. Once we found a rhythm though things changed and we showed why we were the team to progress. From Keaton Grainger's clinical finish through to Ryan O'Loughlin's dazzling footwork we showed why we were the stronger side. Yet again, Alex Kendrick was on the scoresheet and is proving to be a handful for defences.

Goals from Keaton Grainger, Alex Kendrick, Alex Forster and Zak Bray sealed the tie for United

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  • image 867 Through to next round of the Cup
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Hard Fought Win Takes Us Top

  Sunday 16th October 2016

On Saturday, we faced N Somercotes Res at Skegness Grammar School in a match that proved to be every bit as tough as we expected it to be.  Going into the match, N Somercotes sat 2nd bottom of the league. Their performance today showed they cannot be underestimated.  As the match got underway (despite the delay caused by a no-show from the referee!) it was clear Somercotes came to cause problems. Within ten minutes they'd done that - we were 2-0 down and caught by surprise.

We had the early play and looked very dangerous, coming close from Ryan O'Loughlin and the returning John Courtney, coupled with the industrious Keiron Grainger again causing problems for opposition with his work rate. Under the guidance of manager Michael Howard, United did what they do best, showed patience and determination. By half-time, we were 3-2 and in control following goals from John Courtney (2) and Alex Forster.

The second half was more of the same with United looking to add to their tally. Another goal for United from Jack Bradley sealed the tie but the result won't reflect the times we hit the woodwork and were denied by some fantastic goalkeeping from the visiting custodian.

All in all, a determined performance from United which takes us top of the league and still unbeaten with a game in hand.

"Stamus in Victoria Unita"