FOOTBALL: Holbeach’s hot streak helps net second spot

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LEVERINGTON U/9s 0 HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 2: RED-HOT Holbeach are on cloud nine after their stunning run secured their status as league runners-up.

In a double-header weekend, this ninth win on the spin proved a physical tussle.

After a goalless first half, Jack Smith and man-of-the-match Thomas Moxon made some great saving tackles and Jenson Patterson pulled off a super stop.

The breakthrough arrived when Callum Hoole’s corner was deflected into the net, while a second almost arrived when James Clark’s shot whistled just past the post.

Holbeach sealed the points soon after though, with Jack Cunnington firing a shot through the keeper’s legs.

• Earlier in the weekend, Holbeach U/9s beat Whittlesey 1-0.

Playing some of their best passing football of the season, Jack Cunnington, James Clark and Callum Hoole combined well and saw three efforts come back off the post.

The only goal did arrive before the break, man-of-the-match Hoole was felled in the box – allowing Clark to net from the spot.

YOUNG DONS U/14s 4

BARROWBY U/14s 2

BATTLING Dons put in one of their best performances of the season to come back from 2-0 down against second-placed Barrowby.

An early penalty put Barrowby ahead – and they soon doubled their advantage. But Dons hit back when Bristow’s shot was saved, allowing Sandall to tap home the rebound.

It was all Dons after the interval with Smith burying Ealham’s cross and Bristow smashing them ahead at the second attempt.

Bristow then completed the scoring with his second, with Jonathan Trevor putting in a man-of-the-match display.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 5

WASPS U/13s 2

FREDDIE Pearson hit a treble as Holbeach kept themselves in the title race.

The 30-goal striker raced clear to hit the opener, before Sam Grounds notched number two at the second attempt.

Wasps hit back with a goal, but the Tigers’ two-goal cushion was extended when Dom Ford’s superb cross was volleyed home by Pearson.

Another Wasps goal kept them in the hunt, only for Liam Ford’s super pass to set up a third for Pearson.

Elliott Lea then latched onto another Levi Buttland through ball to clinch the points. Liam Ford, Ben Batten and Luke Barnes were awesome in midfield.

HAMPTON U/12s 2

PINCHBECK UTD U/12s 1

HAMPTON’S late winner left Pinchbeck feeling robbed.

Unbeaten all season, Hampton went ahead from the penalty spot early on.

The lead didn’t last long though, as Jacko Withers ran onto a loose ball 25 yards out and struck a sweet half-volley into the roof of the net.

With Ollie Green deputising well in goal, Pinchbeck continued to grow in confidence as the game progressed.

But five minutes from time the hosts notched a winner, leaving United reeling.

SLEAFORD TOWN U/12s 0

WYBERTON COLTS U/12s 3

COLTS completed a treble over Sleaford on a rock hard pitch.

The first half was a stalemate, but Wyberton rose to the occasion after the break with some neat, precision passing.

It was 1-0 when Louis Gosling’s 25-yard up and under was palmed into his own net by the Town keeper. This settled the Colts down and a excellent run and cross from Ben Lawrence resulted in Jacko Withers sliding in a second.

The hard-working Jenson Ball then notched to give Wyberton a deserved 3-0 win.

PETERBOROUGH NS U/11s 1

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/11s 1

A VERY good team performance saw Spalding hold Northern Star.

It was Athletic who drew first blood inside the first five minutes when Charlie Ford’s cross was spilled, allowing Kyle Compton to slot into an empty net.

Northern Star gradually came into the game and just before the break they levelled when Spalding’s defence failed to clear their lines.

The second half was pretty even, with Northern Star seeing an effort rattle the bar.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 8

PARKSIDE ATHLETIC U/11s 1

GR-EIGHT finishing from Liam Sandall allowed Holbeach to ease to victory.

Striker Sandall broke clear to round the keeper and score inside two minutes, while Harry Collishaw, Louis Preston, Jordan Olive and Fenn Storey bossed matters.

It wasn’t long before Sandall doubled his money and then wrapped up a quick-fire hat-trick.

Another sweet passing move culminated in Collishaw making it four – and there was still time for Sandall to bag his fourth before half time.

Lewis Turner bundled home number six and Storey’s long ranger piled on the misery for Parkside, who kept their heads to pull one back.

But Sandall had the last word, netting his fifth of the game from a rifled free kick to complete the scoring.

DEEPING RANGERS U/10s 1

HOLBEACH UNITED U/10s 5

FIVE alive Holbeach took the derby spoils.

The young Tigers took control from the off as William Taylor hit the bar before Ewan McCracken opened the scoring from the left wing.

Skipper Brad Whitmore then saw his shot deflect into the net off a Deeping defender and McCracken got his second to make it 3-0 at the break.

The goals continued to flow as Josh Balding was flicked home by Whitmore, only for Deeping to pull one back from a corner of their own.

There was still time for Lewis Curson to notch a deserved fifth.

Peterborough & District League

MOULTON HARROX RES 2

PETERBOROUGH FC INTER 2

HARROX made it nine Division One games unbeaten as they twice came back from behind.

After going 1-0 down early on, Ashley Coddington soon levelled the scores with a well-placed penalty.

A great header saw Inter back ahead before the break, leaving Moulton with it all to do in the second period.

The hosts dominated much of the second half and were finally rewarded when Paul Newcombe notched his 11th of the season ten minutes from time.

PINCHBECK UTD RES 4

OAKHAM UTD RES 1

PINCHBECK moved up to fifth in Division Two with yet another impressive performance.

Steve Scupham opened the scoring on 15 minutes after good work from John Butler.

It was soon 2-0 when Luke Harrison scored his second goal in three games when his glancing header flew inside the post from a Luke Gardner cross.

Keeper Luke Boekestijn pulled off a number of top notch stops to keep the lead intact at the interval, before two quick goals put the game to bed.

Gardner turned the defence inside out to release Butler for a lobbed third, with number four an own goal after a scramble from a corner.

Richard Phoenix pulled one back late on for Oakham.

Boston & District League

OLD DONS RES 2 WYBERTON RES 2

(Dons win 5-4 on pens)

COMEBACK kings Dons booked their place in the Willoughby Shield with a stunning penalty success.

Higher graded Wyberton raced into a 2-0 – and it could have been worse by half time.

The introduction of the influential Andrew Stanhope changed the game and it was soon 2-2.

That was the score at the end of full time and extra time, with one missed Wyberton effort proving crucial.

Dons held their nerve superbly, netting all five of their spot kicks.