JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Joe’s joy at first Holbeach goal
THURLBY TIGERS U12S 1 HOLBEACH UTD U12S 10: Joe Ford notched his first-ever goal as Holbeach emphatically won the battle of the Tigers.
An early Liam Scales strike put Holbeach ahead, but Thurlby scored a shock leveller soon after.
New captain Scales soon put the young Tigers back in front, before two quick goals from corners by Harry Machin made it 4-1.
Holbeach continued to press and Liam Sandall scored on the stroke of half-time to give them a big 5-1 lead.
Ryan Cook reacted well to prod home number six in the second period, before a landmark goal arrived.
Ford, an original member of the side since it’s inauguration at under-9 level, fired home his first goal for the side to make it 7-1.
There was still time for Scales to wrap up his hat-trick, while Harry Collishaw and Sandall rounded off the scoring.
PINCHBECK UTD U13S 6
WISBECH SM U13S 0
Pinchbeck continued their winning ways and remained in contention at the top of Division One with an impressive victory.
They got off to a flyer when Ben Lawrence found space on the right to cross for Layton Maddison to slide in a shot from ten yards.
Maddison then turned provider as he crossed in from the left and Jack Brown got away from his marker to score.
Pinchbeck’s dominance continued and they made it 3-0 when a Maddison corner was flicked on by Elliott Ramsden and centre back Kieran Hamilton tapped in.
It was one-way traffic after the break too, as Lawrence –who tormented the left back all game – crossed for an unmarked Maddison to score at the back post.
With 12 minutes left Lawrence made it 5-0 with a super solo effort that saw him skin three defenders and fire home from 15 yards.
There was still time for a sixth, when Jacko Withers drilled a left-footed shot in the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
YOUNG DONS U10S 1
HBW U10S 1
Young Dons’ impressive winning run came to an end as an unstoppable strike forced them to settle for a draw.
Having won every game they’ve played since October, Dons looked set for another success when Luke Hood, Harvey Wirkowski and Ben Atkinson all combined to set up the opening goal for Mason Shores before the break.
Keeper Charlie Rodgers pulled off a top stop to keep Dons ahead in the second half, while Thomas Langford put in a man-of-the-match display in defence.
But neither could stop the late HBW leveller, which flew in off the underside of the bar.
SPALDING UTD U16S 4
EYE U16S 0
Unbeaten Spalding are now two wins away from the league title after another emphatic win.
Wes Wilson opening the scoring with a tap in, before Edward Key picked up the ball from defence and ran at Eye before releasing Liam French to finish off the flowing move with a second goal.
Man-of-the-match Jaden Leaver blasted home a free kick to make it 3-0, before Wilson’s second completed the scoring.
BOURNE TN BLUE U10S 2
HOLBEACH UTD U10S 3
Holbeach’s relentless pursuit of the league title continued as they made it ten wins from as many games.
Knowing that they needed two more wins to seal the championship, the young Tigers were left shell-shocked when hosts Bourne raced into a 2-0 advantage.
A quick change of formation soon saw the Tigers gain some control and a long kick from Jenson Patterson was headed on by James Clark into the path of Charlie Parkes. He latched onto the ball, beat his marker and played a great ball into Clark, who made no mistake with his finish for 2-1.
Holbeach were soon on level terms, as good work by Louis Taylor found Callum Hoole, who kept the ball alive and cut back for Parkes to finish.
The reshuffled defence of Jack Smith and outstanding man-of-the-match Lewis Collishaw ensured no further goals were to be scored by the Bourne attack – and set the stage for goal machine Clark to slot home a winner from Hoole’s pass. One more win will seal the title.
HOLBEACH UTD U13S 4
RUSTON SPORTS U13S 1
Rusty Holbeach brushed off a slow start to secure all three points.
Having not played in a few weeks, the young Tigers endured a slow start, with misplaced passes and rushed balls upfield making for a sloppy game.
They soon found their feet though, with Callum Davis showing quick feet before crossing for Joe Fowler, who looped home a fine finish.
A similar strike made it 2-0 at half time, but this time it was England who pulled the ball back for Davis to fire home.
The influential Tommy Gostic netted number three in the second period, before Ruston pulled one back direct from a free kick.
But the man who started things off for Holbeach finished things off, as Fowler bagged his second of the day late on.
HOLBEACH UTD U11S 2
BOURNE CLARET U11S 2
Brad Whitmore headed an equaliser as Holbeach pegged back Bourne.
The young Tigers started well as Matt Goodley saw a shot saved and Billy Barnes fired wide.
Bourne’s first attempt on goal found the net though – leaving Holbeach 1-0 down at the break.
That lead was wiped out early in the second period though, as Whitmore fired home a fine equaliser from distance.
Bourne did score again to go back into the lead, but parity was restored once again when William Taylor’s corner was buried by Whitmore.
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