MALBORNE FC U/11s 1 HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 6: LIAM Sandall made it three hat-tricks on the spin as Holbeach passed a major test of their credentials.
In a clash of two perfect records, it was the young Tigers who maintained their 100 per cent start.
The home team took advantage of a sloppy Holbeach start to take the lead, but Sandall soon headed home the equaliser.
This lifted Holbeach and further pressure from Jordan Olive, Harry Collishaw and Lewis Turner released Fenn Storey, who saw his cross deflected in for an own goal.
Holbeach dominated after the interval, with strong midfield play from Ricky Holstead and Louis Preston leading to two quick breakaway goals from Sandall to complete his treble.
Olive then steered home number five, before the tireless Collishaw was rewarded with a late strike.
HOLBEACH YELLOW U/16s 4
OUNDLE U/16s 2
YELLOW delivered another impressive performance to clinch three more points.
Their opener was a contender for goal of the season, as Luke Want curled in a brilliant right foot effort.
Holbeach then pushed for a second, but Oundle struck back to level. Yellow were back ahead at the break though, as Craig Weightman latched onto a long clearance from Alex Vassalo and poked home.
It was 3-1 after the break when Danny Wilshire crossed for Neven Garner to head the third goal, before Tom Coote pounced to seal the win.
Oundle scored again in the dying minutes, but it came too late to have any effect on the result.
YOUNG DONS U/14s 6
WYBERTON COLTS U/14s 2
(After extra time)
FOUR extra-time goals fired Dons to glory in a cracking cup tie.
Dons started superbly and went 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Sam Smith and Billy Bristow.
The second half was a different game altogether and Wyberton battled back to force an additional period, their equaliser coming five minutes from time.
But an early Sandall penalty settled the Dons’ nerves and Sam Young gave the home team a two-goal cushion with a superb strike.
This seemed to knock Wyberton’s confidence, allowing Smith and Bristow another goal each.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 10
IMMINGHAM PILGRIMS U/14s 0
RED-HOT Holbeach shone in the scorching conditions as they racked up double figures in the Lincs Cup.
Jordan Keeble opened the scoring with a well-taken goal, before a Declan Earth brace made it 3-0 at the break.
The second half was all one-way traffic, with the Tigers scoring at will. Earth completed his hat-trick, while Josh Cross (2), Filip Pilarz (2), Connor Price and an own goal completed the scoring.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/13s 4
PASTON FLYERS U/13s 3
HOLBEACH grounded Division Three pace-setters Flyers in a pulsating Junior Alliance League Cup encounter.
The Tigers pressed from the off and were rewarded when Paston scored an early own goal. They doubled their lead when Freddie Pearson smashed the ball home after fine work down the left.
Keeper Harry Ford made a stunning stop before the break, only for Paston to hit back and level with two quick goals early in the second period.
The Flyers then added a third, but Cameron Rickerby smashed home from distance to level matters once again.
With time running out, Dom Ford fired home a trademark free kick to seal a super win for the Tigers, with defenders Luke Barnes, Sam Ground and Ben Batten holding firm in the closing stages.
PINCHBECK UTD U/12s 13
LEVERINGTON SPORTS U/12s 2
THIRTEEN proved to be Pinchbeck’s lucky number as they kicked off their cup campaign in style.
Striker Jack Brown put them in front within 60 seconds, while Jacko Withers – standing in at centre half – weaved past four defenders to bury the second.
Soon after Brown rounded the keeper and unselfishly set up Dan Gildon for 3-0, before Brown smashed home his second to extend the lead.
Leverington battled back with goals either side of the interval, but Tom Hebblewhite drilled in the first of his hat-trick to put the result beyond doubt.
Brown also completed his treble in the second period, while Lewis Harker headed home the goal of the day.
But Withers also did his bit to steal the show, burying four second-half goals to take his tally to five.
ST HELENS U/12s 0
HOLBEACH UNITED U/12s 8
RESURGENT Holbeach bounced back superbly from last week’s cup disappointment to stay unbeaten in the league.
Josh Lawrence opened the scoring direct from a corner and Dan Mason flicked home his fifth of the season to put the Tigers 2-0 up at the break.
After the break Holbeach played a lot better, with Brandon England bombing down the left side to score a great goal – and then laying on number four for Stefan Gostic.
Lawrence added another with a back-flicked header, Mason pounced for his second and Liam Scales nodded number seven as Holbeach ran riot. George Senior, who added two assists to his great defensive display, set up the final goal for Lawrence, who completed a super hat-trick.
WYBERTON COLTS U/12s 4
SLEAFORD TOWN U/12s 0
COLTS rose to the occasion with a four-some display.
Playing in their new kit sponsored by Marshalls Produce, Wyberton started superbly and raced into a 3-0 lead.
A fine strike by Louis Gosling and a brace from man-of-the-match Jenson Ball – the first a shot into the corner and the second looping header into the top corner – settled the nerves. The final word was left to Riley Hall who struck a ferocious drive into the corner of the net.
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 2
BOURNE TOWN RED U/10s 1
JACK Sawyer volleyed a dramatic late winner as Athletic saw off Bourne.
It was Spalding who started the better and they took the lead when Toby Noakes tapped home his first-ever goal from Spalding when Jamie Mills’ shot was parried by the Bourne keeper.
Bourne responded well, but found keeper Caleb Ansell in fine form. Eventually they were level though, as Cope fired home a fine finish.
The second half was tight, with both teams struggling in the heat. But Sawyer pounced in the dying seconds after Ellis Watson-Bottomley saw his strike well saved.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/10s 11
CROWLAND U/10s 0
RAMPANT Holbeach blew Crowland away with a sensational showing.
Billy Barnes started the rout, before a quick-fire Cameron Oko hat-trick sent the Tigers 4-0 ahead.
Ewan McCracken also got his name on the scoresheet, while sub Lewis Curson found the back off the net as soon has he came onto the pitch.
Harry Crunkhorn also scored before the break, making it 7-0 at half time. After the break Curson got his second goal of the day, Mikey Bailey supplied Oko his fourth and McCracken added two more to complete a treble of his own.
EAST COAST U/9s 3
YOUNG DONS U/9s 0
DONS were soundly beaten in sun-soaked Skegness against one of the Mid Lincs A League’s top sides.
Keeper Charlie Rodgers made a series of impressive saves before East Coast raced into a 2-0 half-time lead.
Led by an inspired performance from Luke Hood and some determined challenges from Thomas Langford, Jacob Drew and Michael Baxter, Dons did their best to battle back in the second period.
Mason Shores, Tyler McKendrick, Hayden Dugdale and Callum Green also played their part in a spirited fight back, but East Coast’s third killed them off.
LEVERINGTON U/9s 1
HOLBEACH UTD U/9s 4
THE roaring young Tigers continued their excellent run of form with another impressive win.
They were ahead inside 60 seconds, with a great passing move involving Alfie Wilson, Jack Smith and Louis Taylor allowing striker James Clark to score.
Lewis Collishaw then made a fine run down the left and beat the keeper with a low drive, before setting up number three for Clark to tap home.
Leverington pulled a goal back after the break, but man-of-the-match Clark completed his hat-trick after outpacing the defence to seal the win. Captain Wilson also had an outstanding game for the Tigers.
Peterborough & District League
PINCHBECK UTD RES 4
PINCHBECK were left kicking themselves after surrendering the initiative in this eight-goal thriller.
They started much the brighter side and took the lead when Ash Wilson placed an effort into the corner of the net. The advantage was doubled when Andy Law’s cross allowed Jake Grogan to apply a thumping finish.
Aaron Percel did pull a goal back for Guyhirn with a free header, but Pinchbeck quickly restored their two-goal advantage when Wilson got his second with the pick of the goals.His delicious, curling left-footed effort from all of 25-yards nestled in the roof of the net.
After the break Andreii Gabriel and Danny Webb both scored for Guyhirn to level the scores, only for Law to beat the home keeper with a low near-post drive.
Guyhirn weren’t finished yet though, as more sloppy defensive play allowed Kotkiewicz to draw the home side level again.
Pinchbeck then had a late goal ruled out for offside, as they were forced to settle for a draw.
Boston & District League
TYDD ST MARY 2
TAVERN COLTS 3
MID-TABLE Division Two outfit Tydd pushed the Premier Division leaders all the way in this Sharman Burgess Sports Cup clash.
Colts bossed much of the first half and deservedly went in at half time with a 2–0 lead – and increased their advantage on 50 minutes.
But the Saints are made of sterner stuff these days and they pulled one back when Danny Chapman smashed home a rebound, after Matty Eaton’s strike came back off the bar.
Tydd skipper Steve Cousins then won and converted a penalty to get his side back in the mix, but they couldn’t find what would have been a sensational equaliser.