LOCAL FOOTBALL: Crowland cause cup shock to reach final

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Netherton U/15s 0 Crowland U/15s 1: UNDERDOGS Crowland sprung a huge surprise as they booked a place in the League Cup final.

The odds were stacked against Crowland, who went into this tie against undefeated league and Northants County Cup holders Netherton with only 11 fit players.

Ryan Jackson fired an early shot wide before Crowland took the lead mid-way through the first half. Nathan Parillon was the scorer, firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Netherton were restricted to long range efforts in the first half, while Crowland withstood a lot of second half pressure and could have made the game safe but missed a penalty.

However, fantastic defending and an outstanding display from keeper Kane Davies ensured that Crowland held on.

YAXLEY U/15s 3

HOLBEACH YELLOW U/15s 2

YAXLEY will face Crowland in the League Cup final after edging this five-goal thriller.

Alex Vassallo hammered home a sixth-minute opener for Yellow - who doubled their advantage soon after.

A Matt Rose cross was headed against the post by Tom Coote, but when the ball bounced out Coote was on hand to tuck in the rebound.

Yaxley fought hard to get back into the game and pulled a goal back after 25 minutes, while only super keeping from Marcus Clifton kept Holbeach ahead at the interval.

The second half was all one-way traffic, with Yaxley scoring twice in a minute late on to turn the game on its head and reach the final.

EYE UNITED U/14s 0

HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 8

IT rained goals for free-scoring Holbeach.

Playing against a blustery wind in the first half, Lachasseigne opened the scoring with a 25-yard free-kick.

With their win at their backs after the break, the Tigers demolished their opponents with precise passing and clinical finishing.

Waterfall was rewarded with a hat-trick, while Uglow, Baines and Harte also got in on the act.

But the goal of the game came from the sweet left foot of Lachasseigne, who scored direct from a corner.

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/14s 3

GLINTON U/14s 2

IMPROVING Spalding made it two wins in a row to lift themselves out of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

They took time to settle, but found themselves a goal up through a fine Wilson strike, only for Glinton to level before the break.

But Athletic shot out of the blocks in the second half and re-took the lead with the goal of the game, as Liam French chipped the keeper from 25 yards.

Wilson then slammed in his second to make the game safe, before a late Glinton consolation.

Spalding’s men of the match were captain Edward Key and keeper Mark Grundy who made some outstanding saves through out.

SPILSBY U/13s 7

YOUNG DONS U/13s 11

THIS incredible game yielded a remarkable 18 goals – with Billy Bristow helping himself to a magnificent seven.

Making the trip to the league’s basement side, it started well for the Dons as they went ahead after three minutes, only to see Spilsby equalise almost straight away.

The pattern continued, with Dons going 2-1 and 3-2 up, only to be pegged back again.

Dons eventually got themselves a bit of a cushion, but never really looked comfortable. Along with man-of-the-match Bristow, Deacon Hempsall (2), Liam Mead and Ashley Sandall were also on target.

SPALDING U/12s 0

RIPPINGALE U/12s 3

KEEPER Connor Deaton played his best game of the season to keep the score down.

The other positives saw Cole Woodcock take charge of the defence, while Jordan Nicholls played well on the wing and Freddie Pearson had a number of chances.

Spalding also had most of the possession and were unlucky not to get any points.

PINCHBECK UNITED U/11s 3

THORNEY COLTS U/11s 2

JACKO Withers’ late strike avenged Pinchbeck’s shock defeat from earlier in the season.

Pinchbeck on the pressure from the outset, but it wasn’t until the second half that Withers slotted home the opener after a great assist from BJ Mahon.

It was Mahon who also set up the second for Hebblewhite, who finished deftly with the outside of his boot.

Keeper Zack Brown was in commanding form, but Thorney bounced back quickly with two goals to level it up.

With five minutes to go Mahon’s quick throw in released Withers, who calmly slotted home the winner.

BOSTON WHITE U/10s 0

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 11

SPALDING produced their best team performance of the season in this one-sided game.

Kieron McConnell started the scoring spree early in the first half with a neat lob and Kieran Duncan Johal slid home number two.

Spalding were still pressing and Kyle Compton got his name on the scoresheet from close range, before McConnell added another just before half time.

Good work and trickery down both wings from Joe Waumsley and Charlie Ford allowed McConnell to get his hat-trick.

The rout continued as Compton got his treble with another two goals, while Jack Watson (2), McConnell and Johal completed the scoring.

WISBECH SM PURPLE U10s 1

HOLBEACH UTD U/10s 4

HOLBEACH returned to winning ways in style.

Early pressure from Holbeach unsettled the home side and a crisp passing move saw Liam Sandall open the scoring with a well taken goal.

Wisbech found a leveller, but Holbeach continued to apply pressure and were soon back in the lead through Harry Collishaw.

Quick strikes from Collishaw and man-of-the-match Sandall secured the win for after the break.

Peterborough & District League

LONG SUTTON RES 2

PINCHBECK UTD RES 2

MATT Gosling’s third strike of the season rescued a point for Pinchbeck in a hard-fought battle.

Pinchbeck gave themselves the perfect start scoring inside a minute as Gosling crossed for captain Tom Panton to head home.

Gosling should have doubled the lead moments later when he beat the offside trap, only to see his effort narrowly scrape wide. Sutton gradually came back into the game and they drew level when Jeremy Barron poked home.

Mark Garner fired Sutton ahead, only for Gosling to latch on to Panton’s flick and steer home the leveller.

Spalding Sunday League

LUTTON 3

FENWAY 2

GAMES between these two sides have been rarely been dull this season – and this game was no exception.

Lutton hit the post early on, before Elderkin opened the scoring for the away side with an outside of the foot strike.

Cherry then made it 2-0 after 35 minutes to seemingly put Fenway in command.

But with 20 minutes left a powerful free kick from Robert Croot was spilled into the net – and soon after Steve Parker levelled from the spot.

The comeback was complete five minutes from time, as Tim Brookin pounced to score the winner.

•THE previous week, Lutton smashed New Saracen’s Head 10-0.

The red-hot Shane Millar (4) and Tim Brookin were on target in the first half.

Lloyd Chapman grabbed his first for the club after the break, while Steve Crookshank and captain Ben Thompson both scored twice to help Lutton bring up double figures for the first time since joining the league in 2003.