JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Seven-up Holbeach hit the century mark

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FEEDER SOCCER U/11s 3 HOLBEACH UTD U/11s 7: FREE-SCORING Holbeach brought up a century of goals for the season in this emphatic victory.

They didn’t have it all their own way, with Feeder opening the scoring and man-of-the-match keeper Matthew Wilshire pulling off some super saves.

Strong tackling from midfield duo Harry Machin and Harry Collishaw eventually allowed Jordan Olive to level from close range before the break.

In the second period, Liam Sandall and Machin notched to send the young Tigers 3-1 clear, before Sandall’s second of the afternoon made it 100 league goals for the Tigers this season.

Feeder launched a mini-comeback with a brace of goals, but further strikes from Machin and the tireless Collishaw eased Holbeach home.

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/18s 5

WERRINGTON U/18s 3

SPALDING’S fine run of victories continued on Sunday.

They had the edge from the start, with Lee Haslam opening the scoring after 12 minutes. Aaron Cooper added a second soon after, but Werrington came back with a penalty just before half time.

The second half was just as frenetic, with Ben Peppercorn and Aaron Cooper extending Athletic’s lead further.

Werrington struck back with two fine goals, but with one more strike from James Allen, Spalding had added another notch to their successful run.

EAST COAST U/16s 2

HOLBEACH UTD YELLOW U/16s 6

YELLOW’S historic run in the Lincs Cup saw them book a place in the last four.

In their first-ever county quarter-final, Holbeach – who were missing Alex Vassalo, Kiran Bhondi and Jamie Casey – fell behind after just eight minutes.

But the lead was shortlived and Holbeach equalised just five minutes later through Craig Weightman.

His brother Shaun Weightman then fired home three minutes later to put the young Tigers ahead.

Keeper Marcus Clifton was forced to make a few smart saves soon after, before Yellow buried three more quick-fire goals.

Craig Weightman hammered home his second, before crossing for Tom Coote to power home a fine header.

Not done there, the Holbeach striker slid home his third following fine work from Coote.

East Coast pulled one back from the penalty spot, but Yellow had the last word when Coote smashed home a free kick.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/15s 3

EYE UNITED U/15s 1

THERE was no ring-rust for Holbeach as they returned from an enforced three-week break to beat one of title rivals.

Losing a player to injury before kick off and the keeper mid-way through the first half was hardly the best preparation, but after falling behind to a free kick early in the second half, the team produced some fine passing moves to create chance after chance.

Skipper Stebbings slotted home a penalty to level, before Lachasseigne floated over a corner for Reeves to nod in.

Stebbings then sealed the victory with number three from a corner.

There was some excellent ball play from man-of-the-match Philip, who created many openings for the Tigers.

YOUNG DONS U/14s 4

CLAYTONS U/14s 5

DESPITE scoring four goals for Dons, man-of-the-match Billy Bristow ended up on the losing side.

Brilliant Bristow gave the home team a dream start with two goals in the first ten minutes, only for Claytons to pull one back before the break.

Claytons then struck twice early on in the second half to go in front, but Bristow grabbed another to bring the home team level again.

Another quick-fire brace put the visitors 5-3 up, rendering a super fourth from Bristow mere consolation.

DEEPING RANGERS U/14s 1

HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 6

JORDAN Keeble and Louis Steadman fired hat-tricks as six-star Holbeach dominated Deeping.

The young Tigers defended well as a team and played some great passing football, while Jordan Keeble and Conor Price didn’t give the Deeping defence any peace during the game.

Price played a couple of killer passes to set up a double for Keeble, who finished well both times.

The hard-working Steadman then scored to make it 3-0, only for Rangers to hit back before the interval.

Holbeach bossed it after the break with Keeble and Steadman completing their respective trebles after good passes from Declan Earth and Thomas van Bragt.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/12s 5

ST HELENS U/12s 1

AFTER a massive seven weeks without a game, league leaders Holbeach eased back to winning ways.

St Helens bossed the first half and took the lead when a long ball over the top glanced of the head of Dan Mason and fell at the feet of their striker, who fired the ball into the top corner.

After a half-time talking to, Holbeach levelled when Rajan Sangha ghosted into the box to head home Josh Lawrence’s inswinging corner.

Stefan Gostic slotted the young Tigers ahead from the spot soon after, before Brandon “Rocket” England left the visiting defence for dead before blasting home number three.

Man-of-the-match Liam Scales, who only came on in the second half, was then rewarded for all of his hard work when he held of a defender and picked out the bottom corner.

Skipper Mason completed the scoring with a glancing header from Freddie Dye’s cross, keeping Holbeach’s 100 per cent record alive.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/10s 3

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 2

A LATE Ewan McCracken strike settled this derby thriller.

Spalding tested young keeper Charlie King, before eventually getting in behind the Holbeach defence to open the scoring just before the break.

The young Tigers took charge in the second period and levelled when Joseph Rickerby flicked home.

Eager for more, Holbeach kept the pressure on Spalding and it wasn’t long before Mikey Bailey fired them 2-1 ahead.

Spalding refused to give up and battled back to force an equaliser, but Holbeach had the last word when Billy Barnes crossed for the right for McCracken to put away a last-gasp winner.

SLEAFORD TOWN A U/9s 1

YOUNG DONS U/9s 3

DONS secured their eighth league victory of the season in only their third game since late November.

It was Sleaford that shot into an early lead, but Dons got back in the game when Luke Hood showed good strength before steering the ball into the net.

A second goal from Hood quickly followed as Dons increasingly asserted themselves on their opponents and Tyler McKendrick completed the first-half comeback to slam home a third from close range.

Dons dominated the second half without looking entirely convincing, with keeper Charlie Rodgers keeping the two-goal advantage intact and Michael Baxter yet again showed maturity beyond his years.

Harvey Wirkowski also showed great technique to firstly volley narrowly over the bar from the edge of the penalty box and send an effort off the bar.