LOCAL FOOTBALL: Gary gets off to a winning start

Peterborough & District League: PINCHBECK UTD RES 3 CASTOR & ALISWORTH 1 – NEW Pinchbeck manger Gary Coomes made an impressive start as he masterminded the downfall of the previously unbeaten leaders.

Jake Grogan fired Pinchbeck into the lead early on when he finished from close range following a neat move.

Castor levelled just before the break when James Huett flicked a header home, but Grogan doubled his tally with an excellent finish on the turn following a great pass from Jack Wycherley.

Matt Gosling then fired Pinchbeck into a two goal lead minutes later after he broke free in the area and slotted the ball under the keeper.

The home side wanted it more and were good value for the three points.

LONG SUTTON 3

WARBOYS 1

SUTTON finally got back to winning ways with a good home win over spirited Warboys.

The Magpies took the lead on 15 minutes with a well-taken Sean Copeland strike, but the visitors hit back just before half time.

Sutton started the second half with more purpose and were rewarded when Stuart Easey made it 2-1.

Birthday boy Jimmy Ward completed the scoring when he rose to head home and make the points safe.

Boston & District League

TYDD ST MARY 1

SPALDING HARRIERS 4

TYDD’S run in the Target Newspapers’ Challenge Cup came to an end against Harriers.

For the third time this season the Boston League Division Two Saints took on higher graded opposition, with Division One outfit Harriers the visitors.

Jason Haytree grabbed two of the Harriers’ goals, while Allan Lawrence and Stephan Jasper were also on target despite a man-of-the-match display from keeper Matthew High.

Mark Greenacre hit Tydd’s only goal after volleying home Tim Lowe’s pass.

Spalding Sunday League

HOLE IN THE WALL 5

GOSBERTON SUNDAY 2

FIVE second-half goals fired Hole In The Wall to a stunning success.

Gosberton opened the scoring with Callum McNab scoring from the spot – and then doubled their lead from a corner just before the break.

Gavin Bailey reduced the arrears for Wall by firing home after the break, before a sublime chip over the keeper from Mike Kearns levelled matters.

Bailey then put Wall ahead as he headed home from a corner, while good play from Kearns then left Vincent Valter with an easy tap in to give Wall a two-goal cushion.

The fifth and final goal was scored from close range by David Amaral again after good play from Kearns. Outstanding for Wall were Bailey and Dave Collingwood.