Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gainsborough Trinity U18 2 v Cleethorpes Town U18 2 - LIFL Premier Division

Sunday 16th December 2012, at the Northolme
Lincolnshire Intermediate League, Premier Division
Gainsborough Trinity U18  (0) 2
Lynton Karkach 60, 64
Cleethorpes Town U18  (1) 2
Admission free, no programme, attendance 40 ish
Raffle £1. Prize, a charming bottle of red, won by me!
Cleethorpes took the lead on 10 minutes, when their centre forward hooked the ball over the Trinity keeper's head as he sprinted to the edge of the box to clear his lines.
Trinity looked to get straight back on level terms, in this second against third encounter, but a combination of a stubborn 'Clee' rearguard and some wayward finishing, meant that the half time score was 0-1, despite the visitors goalscorer having had two further attempts disallowed, the first for an infringement off the ball by a team mate and the second for offside.
Trinity breathed a sigh of relief when Town's left winger shot narrowly wide on 56 minutes.
Shortly afterwards the visitors substituted their number 9 after the referee had shown a couple of yellow cards for some verbals in the Trinity penalty area between him and the home side's keeper, that the Cleethorpes player was still clearly heated up about afterwards.
On the hour,  Lynton Karkach smashed home an equaliser for the Blues off of the underside of the visitors crossbar and within four minutes he struck again, having latched onto a rebound from the keeper to slot the ball home from 6 yards.
With the Trinity first team manager looking on from the bench, as always, today's performance won't have harmed Karkach's chances of moving up the ranks at the club any harm at all.
After working so hard to turn around their half time deficit, Trinity will have been gutted that Cleethorpes equalised with just two minutes to go, when their midfield play-maker made himself a yard of space on the edge of the box and shot into the corner of the net.
I apologise for not knowing the identities of any of the Cleethorpes Town players today. 
To be honest there are a few Trinity players I don't know the names of either, but this is the LITL and they don't do programmes or issue team sheets.  
Bend it like Lynton Karach