FOOTBALL: Mackie takes Long Sutton helm

ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough & District League: VINNIE Mackie is the new manager of Long Sutton after Keven Cawthorn decided to step down.

Cawthorn, who guided the Magpies to two wins from their six Peterborough and District League games this season, only replaced Paul Preston as boss in the summer.

A Sutton statement said: “With his positive thinking and many years of commitment to Long Sutton we are hopeful that Vinnie can take the team from strength to strength.

“Vinnie is looking to recruit new players and also get back some of the squad that has left to go to other clubs. We wish him the best with the rest of the season.”

Sutton enjoyed a thrilling win on Saturday as they knocked out AFC Louth on penalties in the Lincs Junior Cup, after the game finished 3-3.

The Magpies started brightly and the scoring was opened up by Matty Radeloff inside ten minutes, before Louth drew level following a mix-up between Rob Ward and keeper Chris Scase.

After the break Louth took the lead, only to be cancelled out ten minutes later by a wonder strike from Ryan Lennon, who volleyed home from the edge of the box.

With little time remaining Louth again took the lead, but in the dying moments Lawrence Brandon slotted the ball under the keeper to take the game to penalties.

Having scored the leveller, it was man-of-the-match Brandon that struck home the winning penalty to earn Sutton a 6-5 triumph.

CASTOR & AILSWORTH 6

PINCHBECK UTD RES 3

PINCHBECK slipped to their third defeat of the season as a Brett Bellamy inspired Castor hit them for six.

Bellamy danced through to open the scoring early on, but Jake Grogan equalised for Pinchbeck after showing great bravery to stick out his head to convert Ash Wilson’s cross.

James Huett restored the hosts’ advantage, only for a superb diving header from Grogan to level again.

However, Bellamy and Huett notched again before the break to give Castor a 4-2 half-time advantage.

Sam Atkinson was a menace to the weak Castor defensive with his explosive runs in the second half, but Bellamy put his side clear by completing a hat-trick with a simple finish.

Wilson scored a fantastic half volley to keep Pinchbeck alive, but Castor’s Oliver Hurtford guided the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the area to complete the scoring.