HOLBEACH UTD YELLOW U/16s 31 COATES U/16s 0: DON’T adjust your eyes, this isn’t a rugby or cricket report.
An incredible goal avalanche from the young Tigers saw them smash 31 (yes, thirty one) unanswered goals past hapless Coates in the most one-sided cup tie you’ll ever see.
No less than five players managed at least a hat-trick, with George Stainfield (5), Tom Coote (4), Shaun Weightman (4), Luke Want (3) and Ben Nottingham (3) all on scorching form.
Marcus Clifton (2), Kiran Bhondi (2), Chris Briggs (2), Lewis Pryke (2), Jamie Casey, Alex Vassallo, Craig Weight man and Matt Rose also got in on the remarkable act.
It took less than a minute for top tier Holbeach to stamp their authority on the game, as Weightman struck after just 45 seconds against the Division Three outfit.
Regular keeper Clifton was even able to show his skills out on the field with a brace of his own in the biggest win of any season.
YOUNG DONS U/14s 3
FISHTOFT U/14s 4
FOR the third consecutive week Dons let a two-goal lead slip.
This time they went two up thanks to goals from Billy Bristow and Sam Smith – but again they missed chances to put the game to bed.
Dons paid the price at the other end, as Fishtoft levelled the game with two quick goals before the break.
Fishtoft started the brighter in the second half and went in front within two minutes of the restart. Dons did fight their way back and drew level thanks to a Sandall penalty – but a late strike sentenced them to defeat.
NETTLEHAM U/14s 0
HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 3
HOLBEACH turned in a fantastic team performance to beat the league leaders comfortably.
Nettleham were a good, strong, physical team, but the Tigers had all the answers from start to finish. Holbeach took the lead midway through the first have with a poacher’s finish from Declan Earth.
After the break the young Tigers played some great pass and move football, with Jordan Keeble scoring number two before Earth added number three late on to seal the result.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 2
NORTHERN STAR RED U/13s 5
HOLBEACH’S PFA Cup run came to an abrupt end.
The young Tigers started brightly and were rewarded with a an early goal when Liam Ford headed home from a Dom Ford corner.
Harry Ford made some cracking saves at the other end, before the excellent Awais Ahmed levelled.
Further goals from Callum Morson and Ahmed then put Star 3-1 up. Ahmed’s hat-trick goal and Ryan Ellwood made it five, before the Tigers bagged a consolation with a superbly-taken strike by the excellent Jack Issitt.
NETHERTON FALCONS U/12s 0
PINCHBECK UTD U/12s 3
QUICK-STARTING Pinchbeck delivered their most complete performance of the season.
Harry Decamps buried the opener from a rebound with less than two minutes of the clock, before birthday boy Jack Brown turned, slipped a defender and calmly slotted in number two.
In the second half Netherton came out strongly, but within a minute found themselves 3-0 down. A counter attack with good interplay led to a shot from William Reith-Hurd, which the keeper parried into the path of winger Tom Hebblewhite – who duly finished.
Elliot Ramsden was named supporters’ player of the match.
KIRTON U/12s 0
HOLBEACH UTD U/12s 2
IMPRESSIVE Holbeach stay top of the pile after this gritty display.
The opener arrived when Dan Mason and Stef Gostic combined well in the middle of the pitch to released Brandon England down the left. He found Jamal Nyang, who superbly lifted the ball over the keeper from 18 yards.
It was the pace of England that led to the second, with his cross beating everyone before reaching Josh Lawrence, who coolly slotted home.
Liam Scales had a few half chances in the second half, but Kirton held firm to limit the young Tigers to two goals – prompting boss Tommy Gostic to label the game the toughest of the season so far.
l LIAM Scales bagged a second-half hat-trick as Holbeach U/12s hammered Evolution JFC 9-0 the previous week.
The first two goals went to right back Jordi Ivatt, before Joe Fowler bagged the third before the break.
Fox in the box Scales made it four from close-range, while Brandon England – who set up three goals – bagged a cracker.Josh Lawrence and skipper Dan Mason were next to get on the scoresheet, before Scales rounded off the scoring with a late double.
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/11s 8
HUNGATE ROVERS U/11s 1
CHARLIE Ford produce a man-of-the-match performance to be proud of as Spalding hit eight.
Hungate shocked Athletic with an opener, but Ford soon levelled with a cheeky lob over the advancing keeper.
The same player doubled Spalding’s money with a solo strike, before completing his hat-trick direct from a corner after the break.
Ford wasn’t finished there, as he rounded the keeper to fire his fourth. Kieran Duncan Johal then got in on the act after an Alex Richardson pass.Richardson crossed for Jack Watson to make it six, leaving Lewis Elston and Joe Yewman to round off the rout.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 8
KING’S CLIFFE U/11s 6
AN incredible 14 goals were scored as Division Four Holbeach knocked out top tier opposition on this cup thriller.
It looked like an uphill task when King’s Cliffe raced into a 2-0 lead, but Harry Collishaw and Liam Sandall struck to restore parity at the break.
Olive’s pass allowed Sandall to race clear and fire his second and put Holbeach ahead, only for Cliffe to hit back twice to lead once more.
Fenn Storey and Louis Preston allowed Jordan to exchange passes with Sandall to level again, but the away side notched again for 5-4.
There was still time for Sandall to bag his fifth-successive treble to force extra time, though. King’s Cliffe scored first in the additional period, but that man Sandall made it a mesmerising 6-6.
The second half saw Holbeach go ahead, with Collishaw crossing for Preston to score and another Sandall strike sealed a remarkable win.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/10s 2
THORNEY COLTS U/10s 3
HEARTBROKEN Holbeach shipped a last-gasp winner as they exited the cup.
The young Tigers started well, with Ewan McCracken heading home Mikey Bailey’s corner – and thanks to some super Charlie King saves, it stayed that way at the break.
Thorney levelled after the break, before taking the lead with a second soon after.
Cameron Oko latched onto a loose ball to equalise, but a scrambled late winner sent the Colts through.
WALPOLE U/9s 0
HOLBEACH UTD U/9s 9
GOAL hungry Holbeach continued their incredible form by smashing nine.
James Clark continued his excellent form with a hat-trick in 12 first-half minutes to put the Tigers in control, before Callum Hoole ensured Holbeach went in 4-0 up.
The second half saw much of the same, with Clark again tearing the Walpole defence apart with two great goals.
Jack Cunnington added to the tally with two good goals, the second a great shot into the top corner, before Lewis Collishaw completed the rout with a cheeky finish.
Bailey Richmond, making his debut in goal, earned the man of the match award and made a fine one-handed stop.
CLAYTONS U/9s 1
YOUNG DONS U/9s 3
DONS ended Claytons’ unbeaten run with a top display.
The away side started well and created various chances, but Claytons grabbed the first goal. Dons reacted well and scored twice in as many minutes to turn the tables. First Mason Shores buried a superb finish from the edge of the box after great play by Callum Green.
Then Tyler McKendrick fired his side ahead with a thunderbolt after the restart.
A further quality goal from Shores, who showed fine individual skill to beat the defender before slotting the ball into the net, secured the win.