JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Tigers devour Thurlby in 17-goal feast

Spalding United under-16s. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG230912-112NG (to order call 01775 765433)
Spalding United under-16s. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG230912-112NG (to order call 01775 765433)

HOLBEACH UTD U12S 17 THURLBY U12S 0: Scorching Holbeach went top of the table after plundering an incredible 17 goals.

They were 2-0 up almost instantly, as Liam Sandall fired through the keeper’s legs and Jordan Olive headed home.

The Tigers extended their lead with another strike from Liam Sandall and a quick brace from Harry Collishaw made it five, before a deluge of goals arrived before half time.

Sandall and Collishaw both completed their hat-tricks before goals from Ricky Holstead, Callum Matthews and another from Collishaw made it a dominant 10-0.

Liam Scales added another within seconds of the kick-off, quickly followed by a Collishaw’s fifth and another Matthews effort. Fenn Storey then scored a deserved goal after beating several defenders and Olive volleyed in at the far post, quickly followed by a stunning Tom Tyler free kick.

Lewis Turner then completing the scoring.

ARSENAL SS U11S 1

SPALDING UTD U11S 5

Another impressive Tulips showing saw last season’s champions thrashed in an all-Spalding affair.

Arsenal started the brighter, but Spalding went ahead when Harry Loveridge volleyed home following a defensive mistake. Jack Holland doubled the lead when he surged onto a through ball – and, although the young Gunners pulled one back, Sam Bayly made it 3-1.

A great defensive performance from Samuel Burden, Jack Sawyer and Thomas Jackson denied Arsenal any chance of a comeback after the break, as the Blues delivered a top class display.

Two more goals followed, as Bayly made it 4-1 mid-way through the first half with the outside of his right foot and then completed his second consecutive hat-trick when he converted Toby Noakes’ low cross. Captain Jack Holland was man of the match.

PINCHBECK UTD U13S 1

EYE U13S 5

Pinchbeck suffered their first defeat of the season as Eye hit them for five – but the result far from reflected their performance.

After falling behind on seven minutes, United hauled themselves level when Jack Brown stole the ball off a defender and fired low into the net.

Although Pinchbeck bossed the rest of the first half, they couldn’t find the net and went into half time level at 1-1.

That continued in the second half as Joe McKue hit a bullet from 20 yards that smashed against the bar. Eye then raced down the field to grab their second – and went on to add three more .

SPALDING UTD U12S 1

GLINTON RED U12S 2

Spalding’s unbeaten start was ended by a strong second-half showing from the Reds.

After an even start it was the young Tulips who drew first blood when Kyle Compton’s pass found Jack Watson, who shot past the keeper.

Glinton got themselves back into the game with a neat finish after some poor defending – and it would’ve been more but for keeper Bradley Waters.

The second half was all Glinton and they got their reward with a deflected effort late on.

SPALDING UTD U13S 1

RYHALL ORANGE U13S 3

Spalding were very unfortunate to suffer this defeat.

They had the lion’s share of the possession and were rewarded by an early goal from Keegan Waters. Ryhall pulled one back just before half time, but the young Tulips had plenty of chances to re-take the lead in the second half.

Spalding kept battling, but Ryhall scored two more goals to wrap up the points.

YOUNG DONS U15S 2

BOSTON RGRS U15S 3

Dons came out on the wrong side of this five-goal cracker.

Boston took the lead a couple of minutes in, but Billy Bristow soon earned the home side a penalty, which Ashley Sandall smashed home, to make it 1-1 at half time.

Two quick-fire goals after the interval put Rangers in command, however.

Dons got another goal when Sandall tapped home a rebound from Bristow’s attempt, but not even a man-of-the-match display from Cameron Marshall could help secure them a point.

ARSENAL SS U10S 1

HOLBEACH UTD U10S 9

Red-hot Holbeach devoured their opposition for the second week on the trot as they made it 18 goals in two games.

After going behind inside just six seconds, the Tigers never looked back once they drew level through captain Alfie Wilson. James Clark then slotted Holbeach ahead, before Jack Cunnington made it 3-1 and Willis Wright crashed home number four after some fine wing play.

Clark then notched his 11th in three games when he finished off a great team move involving Jenson Patterson, Jack Smith and Wright to make it 5-1 at the break.

Charlie Parkes then added number six, before a fierce Callum Hoole drive literally ripped the back of the net out.

There was still time for Hoole and Cunnington to get their second goals of the day.

THURLBY U11S 6

HOLBEACH UTD U11S 1

An early spree of goals saw Holbeach 3-0 down early on.

Thurlby scored two more goals right on half time, but the Tigers pulled one back when Joseph Rickerby crossed for Cameron Oko to finish off.

Holbeach played well after the break when Ewan McCracken crossed for Ethan Lawrence to hit the post, but Thurlby added one more.

HOLBEACH UTD U13S 1

WYBERTON U13S 2

Wyberton Colts tamed the Tigers in the Mid Lincs Cup with a comprehensive display.

They totally dominated the first half, with a penalty from George Bevan won by Riley Hall and Jenson Ball tapping a second.

The Wyberton midfield of Mitchell Teft, Jamie Jordan, Bevan and Ball were dominating play, while the defence of captain Scott Waterfall, Alex Bemrose, Harry Hancock and player-of-the-match Callum Clark snuffed out any attacks.

Holbeach scored with a wonder goal five minutes from time, but the young Colts held out for a deserved win.

HOLBEACH UTD U16S 2

DEEPING U16S 4

Despite a fine performance and some very good football, the first league win continues to elude the young Tigers.

Playing a good Deeping side, they looked on course to grab at least a draw but two late defensive lapses cost Holbeach dear. Gilbert scored two very good goals to add to his tally and there were very good performances from Manley and Dormor.

YOUNG DONS U10s 5

RUSTON SPORTS U10s 1

Young Dons passed a tough test of their character as they saw off Ruston Sports – one of Lincoln’s toughest junior sides – in the Bryan Smith Cup.

In an evenly-contested first half, Luke Scampion fired Dons ahead with the only goal after a neat touch from Mason Shores. The second half saw Dons move it up a notch in terms of performance, with Harvey Wirkowski cutting in from the wing to score a stunner.

Shores then laid on another for Scampion, before Ruston clawed one back. No comeback materialsed though, with Tyler McKendrick and Shores scoring to cap a fantastic display.