LOCAL FOOTBALL: Clark claims five-goal haul as Tigers run riot

Helping hand: Long Sutton Sunday's assistant manager Steve Taylor (front left) and boss Peter Radeloff (front right) are pictured with the team and sponsors Gary Turner (Mercury Solutions) and Nigel Howard (Solo Window Blinds). Photo: SG080911-792MD (MIKE DAVISON)
Helping hand: Long Sutton Sunday's assistant manager Steve Taylor (front left) and boss Peter Radeloff (front right) are pictured with the team and sponsors Gary Turner (Mercury Solutions) and Nigel Howard (Solo Window Blinds). Photo: SG080911-792MD (MIKE DAVISON)

HUNGATE ROVERS U/9s 0 HOLBEACH UTD U/9s 11: MAN-OF-THE-MATCH James Clark fired a fabulous five-goal haul as the young Tigers devoured Hungate.

After last week’s entertaining clash that saw Holbeach lose to a last minute goal, this week they went on a goal rampage.

The game was only five minutes old when Callum Hoole fired the Tigers in front – and this was soon followed by two well-taken goals by Clark.

In what was proving to be a great all-round team performance, an own goal gave Holbeach a 4-0 lead at the break.

The second half saw Clark complete his hat-trick and then add another with a great finish. Captain Alfie Wilson then got on the scoresheet with two good goals and Louis Taylor found space to power home the ninth goal.

Thomas Moxon added number ten from a corner, before red-hot Clark completed the rout with his fifth goal in a convincing victory.

HARROWBY U/16s 2

HOLBEACH UTD YELLOW U/16s 4

HUNGRY Holbeach made use of a week away from league action to win this entertaining friendly clash.

Craig Weightman and Danny Wilshire both went close with early chances before the home side took the lead in the 11th minute.

But Yellow continued to create chances and were soon level when a move involving Alex Vassallo, Matt Rose and Wilshire allowed Weightman to fire home.

The home side keeper made good saves from Tom Coote and Weightman before the Yellows took the lead after 38 minutes. George Stainfield picked out Weightman with a perfect pass and he fired home a left-footed effort.

The Holbeach lead lasted less than a minute as Harrowby equalised almost straight from the kick off, but it was the Yellows who were creating the better chances and they restored their lead just before half time.

This time Rose climbed highest to head past the stranded Harrowby keeper to give Holbeach a 3-2 lead at the break.

With ten minutes left to play Holbeach all but killed the game off with a fourth goal. Weightman cut in from the right and struck an effort which the Harrowby keeper and a defender seemed to have kept out.

But the goal was given and the Holbeach striker was able to claim a deserved hat-trick.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 3

RUSHTON SPORTS U/14s 1

DECLAN Earth’s doubled helped the young Tigers to a deserved win.

Holbeach were on top form from the off and grabbed the lead through Earth. They could – and perhaps should – have extended the lead, but rattled the woodwork three times before Sports levelled.

Rushton then seized control, only for Earth to bury his second after Jack Keeble’s header from a Daniel Penney corner was saved.

The second half was tighter, but Charlie Dhanji sealed the win late on after good work from Conor Price.

HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 2

RIVERSIDE ROVERS U/13s 1

HOLBEACH kept their winning run alive with a hard-fought victory.

The defence stood firm throughout the half, with the Tigers taking the lead with a beautifully worked corner on the right hand side between Cameron Rickerby and Dominic Ford, with the latter powering the ball into the net.

Holbeach quickly pounced to increase the lead when Liam Ford played the ball through for Freddie Pearson to rifle home.

Riverside upped their game after the break and scored when Kieran Jones ran through and rounded the keeper, but Holbeach held on.

BLACKSTONES U/12s 3

PINCHBECK UNITED U/12s 0

WINDY weather didn’t help the Pinchbeck lads as they were soundly beaten.

United enjoyed a slight advantage in a dogged first half, before a quick-fire Blackstones double after the break put the hosts in command.

Substitutes BJ Mahon and Zack Brown added a bit of much-needed bite, allowing Jacko Withers to boss the midfield.

Pinchbeck threatened to get back into the game, but a deflected strike beat Kaylum Storey to seal Stones’ success.

Man of the match: Lewis Harker

WYBERTON COLTS U/12s 0

FISHTOFT U1/2s 1

TWO of the leading teams in Mid Lincs Division One produced quite a spectacle.

Wyberton played into the head win for the first half and the game ended stalemate.

The second half produced the passion of a derby game, Wyberton playing their neat, precision passing and produced shot after shot on the Fishtoft goal. Layton Maddison had an excellent game in the centre of the park, while Holbeach lad Scott Waterfall and Mitchell Teft were excellent at the back.

Fishtoft eventually scored the only goal with a long ball over the top and precision finish into the corner of the net.

STAMFORD AFC U/10s 3

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 2

GUTSY Athletic were edged out of the League KO Cup by the current holders.

Despite starting well, Spalding fell behind from an early corner. The champions then threatened to run away with it, but Samuel Burden levelled with a header from Jamie Mills’ cross.

Five minutes later Burden put through his own net, but Sam Bayly equalised again with a superb turn and shot.

Stamford re-took the lead after the break, with Athletic unfortunate to see a late Sam Bayly effort rattle the post.

YOUNG DONS U/9s 1

ST HELENS U/9s 3

DONS’ dazzling unbeaten start to the season came to an abrupt end – despite taking an early lead.

Michael Baxter latched on to a defence splitting pass from Tyler McKendrick before firing the ball past the goalkeeper.

But St Helens gradually increased the pressure on the Dons defence and it was no real surprise when they scored an equaliser.

After the break a rapid double put the Saints in command. Dons will feel the scoreline was harsh on them, having created a number of chances throughout the game.

Peterborough & District League

LONG SUTTON RESERVES 2

ALCONBURY RESERVES 0

SUTTON were finally rewarded for their hard work and commitment with a comfortable away win.

Matthew Radeloff opened the scoring with a neat finish after a good goal kick from Rob Heanes.

The Magpies kept the pressure on and Warren Withers made it 2-0 as Sutton defence held strong.

Man of the match: Nick Treacle.

Spalding Sunday League

JUBILEE 3

GOSBERTON 2

JUBILEE will take a slender advantage to Gosberton after shading the first leg of this John Chappell Shield clash on Sunday.

Both sides contributed to an exciting game, with chances coming at both ends.

The deadlock was broken on the half hour, with Jack Wycherley firing home a fine strike. That was followed quickly by a nice second from Leigh Boekestyn.

Jubilee, now playing some lovely football, were rewarded when Wycherley’s speculative 25-yarder found its way into the net.

However, Gosberton came fighting back to score twice and bring the tie back to life.

With Jubilee keeper Jez Hudson then forced off injured, an equaliser looked likely – but makeshift keeper Jack Chilvers kept the away side at bay.

There was still time for Jubilee’s Nathan Nichols to have what looked like a perfectly good goal ruled out before the break.

Outstanding for Jubilee were both Wycherley and Chilvers.