JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Ford drives Athletic home with hat-trick

GLINTON YELLOW U/11s 2 SPALDING ATHLETIC U/11s 10: CHARLIE Ford put in a superb display to get his third hat-trick of the season.

Lewis Elston poked home the opener inside two minutes, before Alex Richardson fired home the second.

Joe Waumsley, who set up the first two, then got on the scoresheet himself, while Ford got his first of the game with a neat finish.

Glinton grabbed two early goals after the break, but this just spurred on Athletic as Ben Lilley got in on the act.

Ford then scored a superb free kick from about 20 yards and Elston notched his second of the game, before Richardson slotted under the keeper.

There was still time for Ford to complete his treble with a super solo strike, while Joe Yewman completed the row by volleying home from the edge of the box.

SWIFTS JFC U/16s 0

YOUNG DONS U/16s 5

TOP of the table Dons continued their fine form with a five-star success.

They bagged the opener when Effield was bought down by the Swifts keeper and captain Clow smashed in the spot kick.

A quick corner gave Nunn the opportunity to hammer home the second, before an Effield brace and an Allen header wrapped up the scoring.

Man-of-the-match Clow led the charge from midfield.

RUSHTON SPORTS U/14s 3

HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 3

A LATE strike denied Holbeach all three points after Jordan Keeble bagged a cracking hat-trick.

The young Tigers made a blistering start as they raced into a 2-0 lead early on lead. Good play from Declan Earth released Jordan Keeble to score from close range.

They doubled their money soon after, as Harry Andrews’ long kick released Keeble, who finished well.

However, Holbeach took their foot off the gas and allowed Rushton back into the game as they struck twice to level it up at half time.

The second half was a midfield battle with fewer chances.

Daniel Penney’s corner was headed home by Keeble to complete a very good treble, but Rushton scored with three minutes left to grab a share of the spoils.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 5

CROWLAND U/13s 1

DESPITE not producing their best form, Holbeach’s super league form continued in this derby duel.

Crowland made a good start, but Dom Ford broke the deadlock against the run of play.

That seemed to wake up the Tigers and Luke Barnes slotted home their second when Freddie Pearson’s shot was parried.

It was 3-0 at half-time, with Levi Butland racing on to Sam Ground’s pass and firing home.

After the break Tyler Cuthbert and Elliott Lee popped up to make it a five-star showing, only for Crowland to Jordan Nichols to bury a consolation.

Keeper Harry Ford made some super stops for Holbeach.

BIRCHWOOD COLTS U/12s 0

HOLBEACH UNITED U/12s 6

RED-HOT Holbeach march on after another stunning showing.

Holbeach settled down after a scrappy ten minutes to open the scoring when Brandon England blasted home following a Steffan Gostic pass.

It was 2-0 when Freddie Dye’s throw found Josh Lawrence, who coolly finished the move. Sub Jamal Nyang then used his explosive pace to rattle home the third.

After the break Gostic crossed for Dye to make it four, before Gostic got in on the act after showing some nifty footwork.

Lawrence completed the scoring direct from a free-kick, but it was skipper Dan Mason who picked up man of the match after a top display in midfield.

DEEPING RANGERS BLUE U/12s 4

PINCHBECK UNITED U/12s 1

DEEPING dented Pinchbeck’s league position as they took the spoils at Outgang Road.

Blue took the lead, but United went in level at 1-1 after Jacko Withers converted a William Reith-Hurd corner.

In the second half both teams had a number of chances, but it was Deeping who took three chances to streak clear, despite committed defending from man-of-the-match Withers, Dan Liquorice and Matthew Hemstock.

United could have had a penalty when Jack Brown was hauled down by the Deeping keeper.

BIRCHWOOD COLTS A U/12s 1

WYBERTON COLTS U/12s 1

WYBERTON ended Birchwood’s 100 per cent record as they picked up a fine point.

The away side started quickly on a heavy pitch and took the lead through a fine Louis Gosling strike inside ten minutes.

But Birchwood pulled one back to level matters, before Wyberton had a goal controversially ruled out.

In the closing stages Wyberton launched attack after attack, but couldn’t find the winner.

LEVERINGTON SPORTS U/11s 5

HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 3

HOLBEACH’S unbeaten run came to an end against the league leaders.

They came under pressure from the start and an early long range shot was tipped onto the post by keeper Matthew Wilshire, only for a Leverington striker to prod home the rebound. They then doubled their lead direct from a free kick.

Holbeach pulled one back when excellent play from Harry Collishaw allowed him to release the ball for Jordan Olive to find Liam Sandall to score, but a quick break by Leverington just before half time saw them restore their two-goal advantage.

It was soon 4-1 after the break, but Harry Machin’s powerful header reduced the arrears and Sandall added a second to make it 4-3.

However, a late fifth secured the points for Sports.

WHITTLESEY U/9s 0

HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 3

ANOTHER outstanding display saw Holbeach record a second 3-0 win over Whittlesey in as many weeks.

The Tigers dominated the early exchanges and it was man-of-the-match Callum Hoole that set the ball rolling with a strong run and finish.

Another goal arrived before half-time as Jack Cunnington fired a shot in off the post after good work from James Clark.

The second half was again dominated by Holbeach, with young Lewis Smith addingthe third goal.

He kept the ball alive and his cross-come-shot was too hot for the keeper to handle.

Jack Smith, Thomas Moxon and Jenson Patterson had outstanding games for the young Tigers.