FEEDER SOCCER U12S 0 HOLBEACH UTD U12S 11: Two players hit hat-tricks as Holbeach smashed 11 to go three points clear at the top.
Harry Collishaw settled any early nerves with a cracking strike into the top corner, before a fierce Lewis Turner effort and a deflected Liam Sandall shot made it 3-0 to the young Tigers.
A fantastic turn and shot from Liam Scales then made it 4-0 at half time.
Harry Machin rifled home number five from a corner to extend the lead in the second half, then two quick Turner strikes saw him wrap up a treble. More goals followed as Sandall bagged his second and Ryan Cook notched with a well-deserved solo effort.
Jordan Olive then released Sandall to fire his third, before Scales’ long-rang drive rounded off the scoring in a comprehensive performance.
HOLBEACH UTD U16S 2
STAMFORD U16S 2
Holbeach kicked off the second half of their season with an entertaining draw.
Playing some very attractive football, the young Tigers soon found themselves 1-0 up through the prolific Jim Gilbert – only for Stamford to level before the break.
A fine shot from Mikey Philip saw Holbeach re-take the lead with about 15 minutes to go, only for the young Daniels to pinch a late leveller.
Reggie Reeves, playing in the back four, had his best Tigers game since joining.
SPALDING UTD U12S 2
GLINTON RED U12S 1
Spalding progressed to the quarter finals of the league cup after a late Jack Watson winner.
Lewis Elston fired home the young Tulips’ opener from the edge of the box after nine minutes.
Their lead was cancelled out when Glinton scored with a header from a corner.
Spalding then had a great chance to go 2-1 up after the break, but Compton saw his spot-kick saved.
With time running out, Watson pounced onto a pass from Alex Richardson, who stroked home from close in.
GREENBANK U15S 2
YOUNG DONS BLUE U15S 2
Young Dons were denied a famous win against in-form leaders Greenbank.
The hosts, who had only lost once all season, went ahead on 11 minutes. Dons soon turned up the heat and equalised when Castle netted on the brink of half time.
They then went 2-1 ahead through Meady, but Greenbank had the last word ten minutes from time.
SPALDING UTD U16S 3
DISCOVERIES U16S 4
Spalding got the worst of a seven-goal thriller as they began their 2013 fixtures with a narrow defeat.
Despite being under pressure early on, Spalding made the first breakthrough when Otto Threlfal smashed home spectacularly from 30 yards .
Grimsby side Discoveries equalised when slack marking from a corner saw Spalding fail to clear the ball.
Wes Wilson fired the young Tulips ahead once more, but the visitors turned the game around to lead 3-2 at the interval. Despite some fine saves from Shane Holt, Spalding then shipped another goal in the second period.
Liam French scored to give Spalding a fighting chance with ten minutes to go , but in truth they never really looked like equalising.
SLEAFORD TOWN U15S 3
HOLBEACH UTD U15S 3
A controversial Sleaford equaliser forced Holbeach to settle for a share of the spoils in this top of the table clash.
The league’s top two shared six goals, with Sleaford – who were the better team in the opening stages – grabbing the first on 20 minutes.
This sprung Holbeach into life, with sub Dan Penny having an immediate effect. he put an inch perfect ball through for Jordan Keeble to beat the keeper and equalise.
Minutes later Penny was fouled by the keeper and Louis Steadman scored the resulting penalty, before Keeble latched onto a cross to put Holbeach 3-1 up.
Sleaford pulled one back moments before the interval, setting up a grandstand second half. Adam Groves pulled off some top stops to keep his side ahead, but a dubious late leveller stole Sleaford a point.
SPALDING UTD U13S 0
WISBECH SM U13S 5
Unlucky Spalding knew they were in for a tough game – but they deserved better than a 5-0 beating.
The young Tulips bossed much of the first half, but were hit by two quick goals on the stroke of half time.
Keeper Jamie Sharpe made some superb saves in the second half, but Wisbech managed to add three more goals.
Although they had their chances and produced some determined play, Spalding couldn’t get on the scoresheet.
KIRTON U13S 0
HOLBEACH UTD U13S 3
Holbeach came back from the Christmas break with a good win over a tough Kirton team.
The young Tigers looked a bit rusty early on, but soon took control of the game and grabbed the opener when the ball found its way to Senior, who made no mistake from the edge of the box.
With five minutes to go before the break Senior grabbed his second goal from the same position, burying the ball into the same corner to put Holbeach 2-0 up.
In the second half Josh Lawrence, who had been working so hard up front, got his just rewards when he finished off a fine display with a goal.
DEEPING BLUE U11S4
HOLBEACH UTD U11S1
A strong first-half showing from Deeping saw off the challenge of the young Tigers.
Holbeach started well and had two shots on target before Deeping scored the first goal of the game from a corner.
Rangers’ lead didn’t last long though, as Holbeach soon won a free kick. Charlie King took the set piece and picked out Ewan McCracken on the left wing, who took the ball all the way and fired in the equaliser.
Parity was short-lived though, as Deeping soon won another corner and scrambled home their second.
It got worse for Holbeach as the hosts then added two more before the break.
The second half saw the Tigers looking much more solid, but they couldn’t get themselves back into the game.
WOODHALL SPA U15S 0
YOUNG DONS U15S 2
A goal in each half earned Young Dons a deserved victory.
Dons started brightly and should really have scored in the first ten minutes.
Their persistence paid off though and Ashley Sandall made it 1-0 with a cool finish into the far bottom corner midway through the half.
The second half followed a similar pattern and Dons duly grabbed their second when a great ball into the box by Sandall was finished brilliantly by Billy Bristow.