NETHERTON FALCONS U/12s 0 PINCHBECK UTD U/12s 6: PERFECT Pinchbeck stormed into their second League Cup final in three years with a dazzling display.
After making an assured start, Tom Hebblewhite finally broke through to fire Pinchbeck ahead after 15 minutes.
With the back four of Goddard, Harker, Quincey and Liquorish defending superbly and keeper Storey in top form, Jacko Withers made it 2-0 from a rebound.
It was 3-0 when Ben Lawrence raced down the right wing to blast home an unstoppable shot from 20 yards, and the same player put Pinchbeck further ahead before the interval.
Netherton regrouped, but Lawrence made the game safe when he completed his hat-trick with a drilled finish.
There was still time for Withers to bury his second, rounding off a top display.
SPALDING GRAMMAR SCHOOL 2
KING’S ELY 0
GRAMMAR completed their LB Cup campaign with confidence and class – but failed to progress from the group stage.
Following a draw between Oundle and Bedford, the team discovered prior to the game that they were out.
Boss Dave Endersbee told the team to play with confidence – and they did just that, with captain Jack Raynor, Alex Lewis and Alex Wood all sending decent efforts wide early on.
The inevitable deadlock was broken when a neat interchange between Wood and Timmy Magnus saw the latter slide the ball past the keeper from close range.
Spalding continued to press throughout the game, and although Ely began to fight back with spells of possession, they always looked the stronger of the two sides.
The introduction of vice-captain Sam Howell following a long-term knee injury was a highlight. He showed some quick footwork in the area to stab in the second goal.
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/18s 7
RIPPINGALE & FOLKINGHAM U/18s 2
DRIVING rain failed to dampen seven-up Spalding’s enthusiasm as they kept their winning streak alive.
Athletic set the pace from the start with a goal in the first minute, followed soon after by a second. Guy Woods added another two to confirm their control of the first half, although Rippingale came back a minute before half time to make it 4-1.
The second half yielded three more goals for Spalding, the scorers Aaron Cooper (2) and Tom Coaten.
Rippingale hit back once more, but Spalding made it five consecutive wins and 27 goals to their credit in 2012.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 2
CLAYTONS U/14s 0
A GREAT team performance guided Holbeach to glory.
Playing some great passing football throughout, a fine move involving Jordan Keeble and Thomas van Bragt resulted in a good close range finish from Filip Pilarz as the young Tigers led 1-0 at the break.
Jordan Nyang, Josh Cross, Jack Keeble and Luke Nicholson all defended superbly as Claytons upped it in the second period, but Holbeach weathered the storm and Jordan Keeble crossed well for Declan Earth make it 2-0.
Harry Andrews saved well with his legs late on to secure a clean sheet.
YOUNG DONS U/14s 3
NETTLEHAM U/14s 0
IMPROVING Dons showed what they’re capable of.
They went ahead within two minutes when Sam Smith poked the ball home from close range, before Ashley Sandall’s cross beat the keeper at his near post to make it 2-0.
Man-of-the-match keeper Ryan Plant made some super stops to keep Nettleham at bay, allowing Sandall to bury Smith’s cross and complete the win.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 2
GLINTON U/13s 2
A LATE leveller denied Holbeach all three points.
With the rain lashing down, Glinton raced ahead with a goal from a corner, only for the young Tigers to equalise when Dom Ford’s corner was headed in by Levi Buttland.
After the break Freddie Pearson outmuscled the defence to slot home, but a bundled Glinton goal from a corner ensured the spoils were deservedly shared.
WYBERTON COLTS U/12s 17
NETTLEHAM U/12s 0
GOAL-CRAZY Colts turned on the style to smash 17 goals in terrible conditions.
Playing their traditional pass and go football and working hard as a team, Wyberton played the game camped in the Nettleham half and the goals soon flowed.
Jack Gurney and Riley Hall buried four each, while Callum Clarke (2), Louis Gosling (2), Layton Maddison (2), Mitchell Teft, Jenson Ball and Joe McKue also notched.
HUNGATE ROVERS U/11s 0
HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 6
RED-HOT Holbeach stormed to victory over their nearest rivals for second place.
Slick passing from Jordan Olive, Fenn Storey and Harry Collishaw allowed Lewis Turner to open the scoring, before Storey doubled the advantage with a long range cracker.
Hungate then applied a bit of pressure, but Turner caught them cold with his second of the game to make it 3-0 at the break.
Although Holbeach made a sluggish start to the second period – with Harry Machin, Tom Coley and keeper Matthew Wilshire standing firm – a quick-fire brace from Liam Sandall put the game to bed.
Late on, Collishaw rounded off another tireless performance with the final goal.
KINGS CLIFFE U/11s 1
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/11s 4
FOUR-SOME Spalding secured a fine win amid horrible conditions.
They went a goal up when Alex Richardson’s through ball found Kyle Compton, who slotted the opener.
It wasn’t long before Athletic were 2-0 up, Compton’s slipping his second under the keeper just into the net.
The second half saw Kings Cliffe move up a gear, but it was Spalding that got the next goal when Joe Yewman’s cross was deflected into the net.
Cliffe did pull one back, only for Athletic to finish off the scoring when Ben Lilley’s set up Lewis Elston to round of a top display.
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 4
DEEPING RANGERS U/10s 2
SUPER Spalding came from behind to make it two wins on the bounce.
Deeping took a first-minute lead, but mid-way through the opening period Jamie Mills tapped in from close range with their first effort on goal.
That was swiftly followed by a second from Mills when he turned in a cross from Sam Bayly, although Deeping levelled instantly.
However, Bayly and Jack Sawyer combined well to create Mills’ third of the day before captain Jack Holland hammered home the fourth.
• The previous week Crowland were beaten 9-0, with goals from Bayly (3), Mills, Holland (2), Duncan-Johal and Loveridge (2).
HOLBEACH UNITED U/10s 1
ARSENAL SS U/10s 3
UNLUCKY Holbeach lost this topsy-turvy tussle.
Skipper Brad Whitmore hit the post early on, only for Arsenal to go up the other end and take the lead.
Excellent passing from Ewan McCracken and Cameron Oko allowed Oko to level, but a defensive lapse saw Arsenal take a 2-1 lead before the break.
The young Tigers had a penalty saved in the second half – and were punished when the Gunners struck a third.
McCracken rattled the post late on for luckless Holbeach.
• The previous week, Holbeach sunk Gunthorpe Harriers Sky, 4-0 with second-half goals from Lewis Curson (2) and Ewan McCracken (2).
HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 3
MARCH SS U/9s 1
AFTER knocking March out of the League Cup the previous week, Holbeach completed a quick-fire double over their rivals.
March stunned the Tigers with an opener, but the hosts piled on the pressure and saw Jack Cunnington hit the post.
At the other end Jenson Patterson pulled off a super stop, before Cunnington coolly finished the make it 1-1.
Lewis Collishaw then fired the young Tigers ahead from long ranger after good play from Callum Hoole, Louis Taylor and James Clark.
The final goal of the game came when captain Alfie Wilson stole into the box and finished well to give the Tigers all the points.
ST HELENS U/9s 1
YOUNG DONS U/9s 1
DEFIANT Dons bounced back from last week’s cup disappointment against the same opposition.
Playing some of their best football of the season, they were incredibly unlucky not to take all three points.
St Helens are rapidly becoming Dons’ bogey team – and it was they who took the lead with a breakaway strike.
The Dons went on to dominate the second half and were finally rewarded.
With ten minutes to go when the ball broke kindly to Tyler McKendrick, who made no mistake in burying the shot into the bottom corner of the net.