JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Young Tigers break season’s duck in style
Parkway Eagles U16s 1 Holbeach United U16s 4: Resilient Holbeach finally secured their first win of the season as they progressed in the League Cup.
A well-taken goal by Mikey Philip gave the young Tigers the lead in the cup replay, but their Peterborough hosts were soon level as the away side began to tire a little.
With the wind at their backs in the second period, Holbeach started to play some very attractive football – and within the space of 15 minutes they were 4-1 with goals from Gilbert (2) and Laschesseigne.
Spalding United U16s 4
Wimblington U16s 1
The young Tulips battled back from a goal down to secure an impressive win and stay top.
Having fallen behind on ten minutes, a brace from man-of-the-match Liam French put them ahead at half time.
It was all one-way traffic in the second half, with Tyler Wright firing home from 20 yards and Lewis Bellamy completing the scoring.
Great Ponting U15s 2
Holbeach United U15s 1
Holbeach’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt end against a Great Ponting team they thrashed 8-1 just a few weeks ago.
Neither team really found their feet in the opening 15 minutes, but Declan Earth made the breakthrough for the young Tigers with a close-range effort.
Ponting replied with a great strike with about ten minutes of the first half remaining, then grabbed a winner with a near-post strike. Debutant Joe Wright had a great game, but it was a bad day for the Tigers.
Blackstones U13s 1
Pinchbeck United U13s 2
Pinchbeck remain in contention for the Division One title after notching up their seventh win from eight games.
Joe Mckue hit the bar early on before Jack Brown hooked in the opener from six yards.
Layton Maddison and Elliott Ramsden then combined superbly to allow Jacko Withers to bag the second from the edge of the box.
A clinical finish got Stones back in the game and, although Ben Lawrence, Tom Hebblewhite and Brown hit the post, that’s how it stayed.
Spalding United U13s 4
Glinton United U13s 0
Brandon Hall notched twice as Spalding secured a fine victory.
The only goal in the first period saw Hall pounce from a set-piece, putting the young Tulips ahead at the break.
Three more followed in the second period, with Hall netting his second before Jamie Reeve and Jake Hollis rounded off a deserved victory.
Holbeach United U12s 11
Wisbech SM Purple U12s 0
Two players hit hat-tricks as Holbeach smashed 11.
Liam Scales hit an early opener, before Harry Collishaw netted a quick double. Liam Sandall then broke through for a fourth, with Scales’ second making it 5-0 at the break.
Jordan Olive coolly found the bottom corner for number six, with a cracking Scales overhead kick completing his treble.
Further goals from Sandall and substitute Lewis Turner extended the lead, while Collishaw completed his hat-trick and Scales added his fourth to round off the win.
Holbeach United U11s 2
Arsenal Soccer School U11s 4
Arsenal out-gunned Holbeach to get the better of this entertaining clash.
The young Gunners led 2-0 at the interval, but a Ewan McCracken effort got the Tigers back in the game. From then on it was end-to-end stuff, with both sides have their chances. However, two more Arsenal goals killed the match as a contest and left the Tigers stunned.
But there was still time for Cameron Oko to net a second for Holbeach.
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