FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Athletic’s six of the best in super show

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Monskhouse playing field, Spalding'Gosbertob FC kit presentation'Names: Sponsor Flow Screed Floors Steve Dobney

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/11s 6 MALBORNE FC U/11s 0: SIX-STAR Spalding produced their best performance of the season.

Kyle Compton scored from the spot early on and soon after the same player doubled the advantage after latching onto a cross from Kieran Duncan Johal.

Charlie Ford’s super solo effort made it three, before another awesome individual effort from Alex Richardson put Spalding out of sight.

There was still time for Richardson to get his second from a Joe Waumsley cross, while Ford rounded off the rout with a long ranger.

HOLBEACH UTD YELLOW U/16s 1

SCOTTER U/16s 0

YELLOW handed previously unbeaten Scotter a maiden defeat of the season as they progressed in their first Lincs County Cup tie of the campaign.

Craig Weightman and Neven Garner both forced saves early on, while Holbeach keeper Marcus Clifton made a couple of stops of his own in a goalless first period.

With the win at their backs in the second period, it wasn’t long before Weightman opened the scoring with a drive that bounced over the keeper.

Scotter always looked dangerous on the break as Clifton held on to a powerful effort, but they pulled their best chance wide with five minutes left.

NETTLEHAM U/14s 3

YOUNG DONS U/14s 2

DONS were left feeling hard done by after a late mix-up cost them dear.

Billy Bristow put the away side ahead when he latched on to a through ball and slotted home.

He then doubles Dons’ advantage with a superb finish, but Nettleham pulled one back before half time.

The second half was largely even, with Sam Smith hitting the bar for Dons. But the hosts drew level and went on to eventually grab the win in the final minute.

BOSTON TOWN U/14s 1

HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 1

A LATE strike ensured Holbeach had to settle for a draw.

The first half was a midfield battle with neither team really making any chances.

But right on half time Harry Andrew’s long kick found its way to Thomas van Bragt, who crossed for Declan Earth to open the scoring.

The second half saw the Tigers press for a second, but they couldn’t find a way past the Boston keeper – who made four great saves.

With two minutes to go Boston broke away and scored with an unstoppable shot to get a share of the spoils.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 3

NETHERTON UNITED U/13s 1

HOLBEACH’S winning run continued with a strong squad performance.

Both teams battled hard in a goalless first half, with Holbeach wasteful in front of goal and Harry Ford making some outstanding saves at the other end.

The young Tigers started the stronger after the break and were soon rewarded when skipper Liam Ford threaded a neat ball into the feet of Freddie Pearson, who rounded the keeper and scored.

Ford then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, before Netherton reduced the arrears with a spot-kick of their own.

But Holbeach weren’t to be denied and Sam Gray threaded through Pearson for his second of the game.

NETHERTON BLUE JAYS U/12s 4

PINCHBECK UNITED U/12s 5

PINCHBECK just edged this thriller after fending off a spirited Blue Jays comeback.

United winger Tom Hebblewhite opened the scoring followed by Elliot Ramsden for a 2-0 lead.

After a period of pressure Netherton pulled one back, only for the ever-reliable Jack Brown chip the keeper to make it 3-1.

The Blue Jays notched again before the break, but William Reith-Hurd curled the ball into the top corner from an acute to give Pinchbeck some breathing space.

Dan Gildon then converted after a short run to make it 5-2, only for Netherton to notch twice and set up a tense finale.

However, Lewis Harker and man-of-the-match Jacko Withers held firm in defence to help seal the win.

BOSTON UTD AMBER U/11s 1

HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 8

A GR-EIGHT display saw Holbeach crush higher-graded Amber in a one-sided League Cup clash.

The Holbeach midfield of Lewis Turner, Ricky Holstead and Jordan Olive gradually started to gain control and a Beckham-like 20 yard free kick from man-of-the-match Harry Machin put the Tigers ahead.

Liam Sandall was then on hand to fire home the second goal before the break.

Matthew Wilshire’s long clearance then put Sandall through to bury his second and good work on the wing by Harry Collishaw allowed Olive to score from close range.

Collishaw then got in on the act with a sole strike and Sandall completed his fourth treble on the spin from a penalty rebound.

Resilient Boston pulled one back with a screamer, but Collishaw’s second made it 7-1 before Sandall completed the scoring with a strike that smashed in off the bar.

BOURNE TOWN CLARET U/10s 3

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 2

SPALDING suffered their first league defeat of the season in this five-goal thriller.

It was Athletic who took the lead when Jamie Mills ran at the defence and hit a low shot towards goal. Sam Bayly dummied the effort, which gave the keeper no chance.

Man-of-the-match Joshua Burton denied Bourne a number of times, but they eventually pulled level at the break.

Claret then went ahead, only for Ellis Watson-Bottomley to pull Spalding level with a strike that was too hot to handle.

However, Bourne had the last word with a late winner.

BOURNE TOWN REDS U/10s 1

HOLBEACH UNITED U/10s 5

ON-SONG Holbeach hit five past Bourne in a super showing.

They opened the scoring when Billy Barnes’ corner was headed home by Cameron Oko, although Bourne would have levelled immediately but for smart Charlie King save.

Barnes then supplied Ewan McCracken his first goal of the day, only for Bourne to score from a corner.

But the young Tigers soon extended their advantage though McCracken, making it 3-1 at the break.

The second half was all Holbeach, as Barnes broke through to score and Oko scored his second of the day.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 1

MARCH SOCCER SCHOOL U/9s 0

JAMES Clark notched his 11th of the season to keep the young Tigers top of the table.

After relentless Holbeach pressure the opening goal came on ten minutes when Louis Taylor, Callum Hoole and Lewis Collishaw combined to play in man-of-the-match Clark, who rounded the keeper and scored.

The score would have been more but for an excellent goalkeeping display from the March keeper.

Holbeach bossed much of the second period, but Jenson Patterson had to make a good save late on to secure the win.

YOUNG DONS U/9s 5

SLEAFORD TOWN U/9s 2

FIVE-STAR Dons returned to winning ways after making a lightning start.

It took just 12 seconds for Tyler McKendrick to rifle the opener into the bottom corner.

McKendrick soon doubled his tally and Jacob Drew bundled home a third, before a well-worked Sleaford strike made it 3-1 at the break.

In the second half Mason Shores notched his first league goal of the season after some nifty footwork and Luke Hood rifled a shot into the top corner, while Sleaford managed a consolation.