LOCAL FOOTBALL: Lutton land Shield progress after lethal fightback

Spalding Sunday League side Lutton are pictured in their new Home Instead sponsored kit. Team skipper Steve Wright (centre) was handed the strip by sponsors' son Tom McEwan. Photo (to order call 01775 765433): SG161011-01MD
Spalding Sunday League side Lutton are pictured in their new Home Instead sponsored kit. Team skipper Steve Wright (centre) was handed the strip by sponsors' son Tom McEwan. Photo (to order call 01775 765433): SG161011-01MD
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LUTTON 4 SUTTON ST JAMES 2 (Lutton win 4-3 on aggregate): LUTTON launched an impressive comeback as they overturned a first-leg deficit to progress in the John Chappell Shield on Sunday.

Trailing 1-0 from the reverse, Josh Slator soon levelled the tie with a cracking strike from 30 yards out.

Sutton St James responded swiftly though, with Scott Pemberton nodding home from a free kick. But Lutton took hold of the game in the second half and scored inside the first few minutes with a well taken low strike from the impressive Tim Brookin.

Still needing another goal to take command of the tie, Aaron Parker put Lutton ahead on aggregate for the first time after his mazy run saw him beat three players before slotting the ball home from a tight angle.

However, the away side refused to give up and Pemberton scored his second goal of the game after a route one pass from the goalkeeper.

But the game was won ten minutes from time when Lutton broke the offside trap and scored through Piccaver.

GOSBERTON 1

JUBILEE 2

(Jubilee win 5-3 on aggregate)

JACK Wycherley’s 30 yard scorcher helped Jubilee wrap up this John Chappell Shield tie.

Holding a 3-2 advantage from the first leg, Jubilee dominated the early play and soon took the lead through Nathan Nichols, following good work from Danny Nichols and Jason Chilvers.

However, Gosberton levelled just before the break to keep the tie alive.

The second half saw Rick Harper and Wycherley begin to take control – and the latter put the game to bed with a cracking effort. Gosberton forced Luke Boekestyn into a couple of fine saves late on, but Jubilee had already done enough to progress.

TYDD ST MARY 2

PARK UTD 1

RED-HOT Tydd managed to keep their winning streak going with a hard-fought victory.

With a hatful of chances not taken by the Saints in the first half, the teams turned around level.

It was going to take something spectacular to beat the impressive Park keeper – and that moment arrived on 55 minutes.

Full back Gary Drake delivered that goods, as he dispatched a stunning bicycle kick into the roof of the net.

It was 2-0 15 minutes later when striker Matty Eaton’s strike came back off the keeper and allowed flying winger Garner to lash home.

Park pulled one back with a cracking lob in the final ten minutes, but Tydd held on for a well-deserved three points.