FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Lennon’s on-song in Sutton fightback

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Long Sutton 4 Ketton 3: Two goals from leading scorer Matt Cawthorn and a man of match performance from 17-year-old Ryan Lennon rescued three points for Sutton.

They went ahead in this Chromasport Peterborough League match from a long ball and the impressive Lennon raced clear to round the keeper.

Sutton managed to hold the lead for ten minutes before completely going to pieces and conceding three goals in ten minutes.

Some harsh words at half time completely changed a lacklustre Sutton and with Lennon tormenting the Ketton defence at will, he set up all three second-half goals including a own goal either side of the two from Cawthorn.

Ryhall Utd 3 Pinchbeck Utd Res 1

Pinchbeck slumped to their second straight defeat under bizarre circumstances.

They created a few decent half chances before Ryhall took the lead on the brink of half time when Pinchbeck keeper Luke Boekestyn failed to hold on to the ball and it tumbled over the line.

Pinchbeck’s confidence took a further dent on the hour when Pentney fired Ryhall 2-0 up, lobbing Boekestyn from the edge of the area.

A Ryhall own goal set the game up for a big finish. What happened, though, wasn’t what Pinchbeck in mind.

With 20 minutes to go, Ryhall saw the chance to hit Pinchbeck on the break, pumping a long ball forward down their right, leaving two against one. As Pinchbeck began to appeal for offside, they instead found a young child holding the flag in place of the original linesman, who had gone to the toilet.

Pozella scored a tap-in and the goal was allowed to stand.

Grogan hit the bar late on for Pinchbeck.

RAMSEY TOWN 2 LONG SUTTON RES 1

Another encouraging performance from Sutton ended in defeat for the second week in a row.

After going a goal down within 20 seconds, Sutton showed good team spirit and equalised through Dean Withers. But Ramsey stole the points after sloppy marking from Sutton.

Man of the match: Salad

SPALDING SUNDAY LEAGUE

Hole in the Wall 6 Lutton 1

Wall (formerly Station Gates) picked up their first league win in over a year as they thrashed Lutton.

Mike Kearns opened the scoring, after Jordi Halifax’s sublime run and cross.

It was 2-0 shortly before half time as Kearns chested in a Dave Collingwood cross. Halifax then burst down the left and managed to get a shot away, which was parried by the Lutton keeper straight into the path of Kearns who completed his hat-trick.

Tiago added two classy goals for Wall before Lutton did pull a goal back.

Bruno Borges completed the rout for Wall, for whom Dave Ball was outstanding in the middle of the park.

YOUTH LEAGUES

Mereside U/15s 0 Holbeach Utd U/15s 7

Holbeach bounced back with a superb display of attacking prowess and defensive guile.

Jake Baines nodded in the first of his three from a corner before Whyatt delightfully chipped the keeper from 15 yards.

A goal apiece from Harte and Waterfall after the break was the platform to totally dominate a second half where the team created plenty of chances to extend the lead.

Baines completed his hat-trick with two oportunistic finishes and Whyatt added a tap in after good teamwork.

Man of the match: Lachasseigne

Holbeach Utd U/14 7 Fishtoft U/14 1

Holbeach got their season up and running with a great all-round team display.

They got off to a great start with Jordan Keeble finishing a good one-on-one situation.

He then turned provider, crossing well for Declan Earth who slotted home well.

It was then the Earth show, as he completed his hat-trick before half time.

In the second half the Tigers worked their socks off all round the pitch and scored three more goals.

Good, long-range goals from Louis Steadman and Daniel Penney and a poacher’s finish from Conor Price made it 7-0 before Fishtoft got a deserved consolation.

Young Dons U/14 1 Boston Town U/14 3

Young Dons’ winning start to the season is over.

Boston started the brighter and were rewarded with a goal after about 15 minutes.

Dons did begin to link a few passes together and Deacon Hempsall equalised when he headed home a cross.

But Boston stepped up a gear and scored again to go in 2-1 up at the break.

The second half saw Dons make very few chances. Boston still looked the sharpest and scored again to seal a much deserved win.

Man of the match: Mac Ealham

PETERBOROUGH NS U/13 0 HOLBEACH UTD U/13 5

After the previous week’s disaster show against March, the Tigers put things right from the first whistle.

Their organised back four of Jack Issitt, Ben Batten, Jamie Balding and Sam Ground kept PNS at bay.

They scored their first from a Dom Ford throw that Liam Ford smashed home.

Then Freddie Pearson coolly knocked the ball by the last man and rounded the keeper to make it 2-0.

Keeper Harry Ford’s superb saves kept PNS at bay. A breakaway from one such attack saw Holbeach charge down the other end and Luke Barnes fire in the third.

The Tigers put the game to bed when Star failed to clear from a corner and Pearson rolled the ball to Dom Ford whose 20-yard shot rifled into the top right hand corner.

Star continued to press and the Tigers’ back four held firm, eventually killing the game with Pearson netting his second after some neat passing between Sam Gray and Cameron Rickerby.

Netherton U/11 2 Spalding ath U/11 1

A FINE match saw Netherton come out on top.

Spalding scored first when Joe Waumsley latched onto a Charlie Ford pass and he jinxed his way through and slotted home.

It wasn’t long into the second half when Netherton equalised helped by some poor defence.

The game opened up a bit and half chances came forboth teams but it was Netherton that took all three points after a good run down the left and shot into the far corner.

HOLBEACH U/12 9 HYKEHAM TIGERS U/12 2

Jamal Nyang stole the show, as Holbeach made it two wins out of two.

He toed the ball past the outcoming keeper to make it 1–0, but Hykeham soon levelled.

Freddie Dye put Holbeach back in front but again the visitors equalised.

Frontman Nyang sent Holbeach into the break 4–2 up by bagging a hat–trick.

Holbeach keeper Shane Hunt pulled off the save of the game from a dipping 20-yard shot.

That woke Holbeach up and they turned on the style for a long spell, with Dye’s second coming from a great corner from Josh Lawrence.

Gostic added to the tally and when Lawrence switched to the right side, he soon found the back of the net.

Nyang bagged his fourth of the day and Brandon England scored too.

Pinchbeck Utd U/12 7 Yaxley U/12 2

IF it wasn’t for the superb keepers at each end, either team could have had a hatful of goals in the first half.

Yaxley scored from the penalty spot but a short pass from Jack Brown allowed Jack Withers to equalise.

Early in the second half Harry Decamps scored from the penalty spot. Then Brown and Tom Hebblewhite both scored in quick succession giving United a 4-1 lead.

The visitors persevered and pulled it back to 4-2. Brown then made it 5-2 before Yaxley’s right back hit a belter from 35 yards out, which was heading for the top corner, before Kaylum Storey leapt and parried with both hands.

Sub William Reith-Hurd scored with his first touch and Withers earned and converted a penalty for 7-2.

Man of the match: Kaylum Storey

Spalding Ath U/10 1 Holbeach Utd U/10 1

BOTH teams had to settle for a draw after a tough battle.

Holbeach’s goal came from a cross from Cameron Oko for Billy Barnes to fire in halfway through the first half.

Just two minutes into the second half Spalding were level. Jamie Mills floated a free kick towards the far post and centre back Burden found space and directed a perfect header home.

Holbeach were only thwarted by a string of superb saves from sub keeper Josh Burton.

Wyberton U/9 0 Young Dons U/9 5

Dons took an early lead when Luke Hood showed good strength to bundle the ball in following a searching cross by Tyler Mckendrick.

Dons continued to play some good passing football and were also effective in closing down their opponents all over the pitch with Thomas Langford and Jacob Drew looking strong at the back.

Tyler McKendrick doubled the lead midway through the first half with a long range effort into the top corner and Dons went into the break with a two-goal lead.

Further long range efforts from McKendrick and Luke Hood along with a flicked header over the keeper from Callum Green, making his outfield debut for Young Dons, concluded the scoring.

There was still time for Wyberton to launch attacks of their own, but Charlie Rodgers made a fine double save to ensure a clean sheet.

GLINTON ORANGE U/16 0 HOLBEACH YELLOW U/16 2

Holbeach broke the deadlock just three minutes before half time.

Ed Booth won the ball with a typically strong challenge, powered into the penalty area and crossed for Luke Want to confidently slot home Yellow’s first league goal of the season.

Marcus Clifton made two great saves early after the break to keep the lead intact.

Craig Weightman fired a free kick just over and Tom Coote, Lewis Pryke and Ben Nottinham also had chances before Holbeach doubled their lead with five minutes left.

Kieran Bhondi picked out Coote, who delivered the perfect cross for Neven Garner to rise above the Glinton defence and head home.

HOLBEACH UTD U/9 0 WISBECH ST MARY U/9 1

THIS was a great advert for local junior football, but unfortunately Holbeach were undone in the last four minutes.

They lost this fixture 6-1 last season, but this performance showed just how far they have progressed.

The game saw few clear-cut chances, the Wisbech St Mary keeper keeping Callum Hoole out with a fine save.

Wisbech scored late on, and in the last minute a shot by Holbeach’s Lewis Collishaw was deflected and a great save made by the keeper.

Holbeach U/7 14 Fenland Rovers U/7 0

Holbeach’s youngest team’s first home game ended in a commanding victory.

They produced some excellent football and showed great commitment. The goals flowed from the first minute when a Fenland defender put through his own goal. A second own goal followed shortly after.

Then goals from Freddie Wheatley (2), Jacob Roberts (2), William Moxon and Oliver Ebbage put Holbeach 8-0 up by half time.

After the break Fenland defended but further goals came from Ebbage (2), Roberts (2), Wheatley and Moxon.

The boys showed that they have come a long way since they got together just over three months ago. Thomas Hoyle was a great example looking to pass at every opportunity.

Ref Brad Stebbings did an excellent job in his first game.