The LA Year 7 Coastal And Wolds Superzone Cup Final team who took on Skegness Grammar School. (Back row, left to right) Henry Brown, Jay Keefe, James Bett, Connor Padbury-Pennell, Jack McSpadden and Cody Atkinson. (Front, left to right) James Quinlan, Alex Hewson, Daniel Baldwin-McGhee, Lewis Jackman and Cameron Stratford.
Superzone Year 7 Football Cup Final.Skegness Grammar 5-2 Louth Academy
After winning the Wolds Area League, Louth Academy had the chance to cement their place as the best side in the Coastal and Wolds Superzone. They faced a tough fixture against the Coastal winners Skegness Grammar, who had also won every game in their area league.
An early goal for Skegness Grammar showed LA that they were in for a game. That lead didn't last long though, as another beautiful set piece straight from the training ground flew into the top corner for LA. What looked like a mistake to spectators was actually a decoy, moving the ball all the way back for Connor Padbury-Pennell to lay the ball for a top corner strike by Henry Brown.
A goal on the counter attack by Skegness made it 2-1 at half time, with a penalty almost straight away in the second half for handball, making it 3-1 to SGS.
LA responded quickly with Alex Hewson threading a wonderful ball through for Cameron Stratford to place under the goal keeper, Cameron continuing his fine run of goal scoring this year. Game on with the score at 3-2.
With 10 minutes left, a free kick from distance stunned James Bett making it 4-2. The Louth team fought very hard in the final stages, showing every bit of class and hunger they have. There were a number of close chances to get back into the game, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the Skegness Grammar goal. Unfortunately it wasn't to be their day, as Skegness scored a late goal to finish the game with LA in all-out attack mode.
A huge well done to this team on their achievements in their first year of sport at Louth Academy. They will develop further next year and be contending for trophies once more.
Connor Padbury-Pennell goes close with a header from a dangerous corner routine.
Henry Brown looking for his second goal of the evening, after scoring with a great 20-yard strike.
Jay Keefe picks up the ball before going on another run down the left wing.
Cameron Stratford, scorer of Louth's second goal, looks to threaten the Skegness goal again.