Asfordby FC Lions ease past Harborough

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Asfordby Lions Under 15s maintained their good form with a convincing win at Harborough on Sunday.

The visitors started well, but Harborough took an early lead with a breakaway goal.

After this wake-up call, Asfordby started to play some attractive football and levelled when McCafferty gathered a clearance and sent in a sweetly-struck shot which the keeper could only parry into his net.

Hill then had a shot pushed onto the far post, and Addy, following in, hit the same post.

The Lions defence of Wainman, Joliffe, Cook and Wallis did well to clear any danger, and when Wade collected the ball in his box and launched a long ball forward, London made it 2-1 with an unstoppable shot.

Nearing half-time, Hill was replaced by McCracken, and the smallest player on the pitch promptly won a header against a much taller opponent, and Joliffe made it 3-1 with a well-struck shot.

Second half substitutions saw Hewkin and Herod replace Addy and Joliffe, and Hill return, and Asfordby’s confidence grew as the light faded.

At 3-1 they never stopped attacking as their passing game left Harborough chasing shadows. Digby’s free-kick drifted wide, and Herod made several moves down the left wing from defence.

Late on, Cook, playing as sweeper, cleared a long ball through to Hill who timed his run well, allowing for the bounce to round the keeper and complete the scoring with his second of the game.