JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Wiggins winner boosts young Tulips
SPALDING UTD U16S 1 INGOLDMELLS U16S 0: John Wiggins struck a decisive late goal to send the young Tulips through to the next round of the Lincs Cup.
In what proved a pretty poor game, Spalding put in a battling performance as they bossed the first period without ever looking likely to score. Opponents Swifts were restricted to playing counter attacking football.
The second half followed a similar pattern, although the Tulips created some decent chances. Liam French fired the best chance of the game wide, before Wiggins turned home the only goal of the game from a corner. He benefited from poor keeping to convert at the back post.
LOUTH U15S 2
YOUNG DONS U15S 1
Young Dons were stung by two quick goals as they paid a heavy price for missing a number of great chances.
Dons started brightly and should have taken the lead early on in the match, but Ashley Sandall missed a great chance as he put the ball wide.
This was the story for Dons all the way through the first half – and they were punished when Louth hit two quick goals.
The second half saw Dons create many chances, but they could not find the net.
That was, up until the last few minutes, when Billy Bristow smashed home a late constellation goal for Dons.
But it was too, little too late as their woeful finishing cost them the points.
Man of the match was Cameron Marshall, who put in a solid performance.
SPALDING UTD U13S 10
COATES ATH U13S 1
Keegan Waters netted a hat-trick as the young Tulips scored a perfect ten against Coates.
Spalding endured a slow start, but after the first goal went in on 15 minutes many more were to follow.
The first half was all one-way traffic and Spalding were winning 6-0 at the break. The second period saw the Tulips score another three goals and there was an own goal by Coates to round off the rout.
The other goals were scored by Brandon Hall (2), Jamie Reeve (2), Jake Hollis, Liam Slayven and hat-trick hero Waters.
Coates did score one goal to spoil Spalding’s clean sheet, but it mattered little.
PINCHBECK UTD U13S 8
NETHERTON BJ U13S 4
Although not at their impressive best, Pinchbeck still delivered an eye-catching win to keep themselves in touch with the Division One leaders.
Netherton were the first to score after 20 minutes, but Pinchbeck replied immediately when Layton Maddison and Tom Hebblewhite combined to lay on the first of three goals for Jack Brown from six yards. The Blue Jays got themselves back ahead thought – and held their 2-1 adavantage at the break.
Parity was restored early in the second period when Brown crossed form the left for Joe Mckue to slot home. Three minutes later a dazzling run from Ben Lawrence teed up Brown for his second to put United ahead for the first time.
Netherton again levelled, but an own goal and Brown’s hat-trick strike gave Pinchbeck some breathing space.
Amazingly, the Blue Jays notched again to bring the score to 5-4, only for Lewis Harker to head home United’s sixth.
Lawrence’s 15-yard cracker and Kieron Hamilton’s header then finally put the game to bed.
THORPE WOOD RANGERS BLUE U12S 0
HOLBEACH UTD U12S 2
League leaders Holbeach picked up a hard-fought victory at Thorpe Wood.
Fenn Storey and Jordan Olive created early chances for Liam Sandall and Harry Collishaw, but both were denied
Although the hosts began pumping a number of long balls forward, Holbeach began to boss midfield and went ahead when Sandall’s cross was turned in at the far post by the ever-alert Collishaw.
After the break Lewis Turner flashed a powerful shot just past the top corner, before Storey doubled the lead with only five minutes left.
TYDD ST MARY U10S 3
HUNGATE U10S 2
Tydd’s young guns extended their unbeaten run to five games with with an assured performance against a strong Hungate side .
The Saints took the lead lead when Adam Coates found Tyler Merrison, who ghosted past the Hungate defence and showed great close control to finish sublimely.
A well-worked set piece thenld allowed Coates to finish on the half-volley and double the Tydd lead .
Just after the break, another set piece unlocked the Hungate defence as Josh Baker’s dangerous delivery was poked home by Coates for his second goal of the game.
Hungate pulled two back, but the Saints held on as they marched on to record another victory.
BOURNE TOWN U11S 1
HOLBEACH UTD U11S 2
A cracking first half guided Holbeach to an impressive derby victory over the young Wakes.
The Tigers took control early on as they peppered the target with efforts. Eventually it was Joseph Rickerbywho found the back of the net with the opener.
Holbeach were hungry for more and soon doubled their advantage when Ewan McCracken worked his way down the left wing and fired home a fine effort.
More pressure from the young Tigers followed, with McCracken seeing another shot saved.
However, Bourne responded well to get back into the game with a goal before half time.
The second half saw Holbeach keep the pressure on – and they almost added a second when the ball hit the post from a corner kick.
Billy Barnes then headed one over the crossbar, as it turned into an end-to-end battle. Holbeach keeper Charlie King was forced to make some awesome saves which, coupled with a great a all-round team effort, helped secure the win.
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