FOOTBALL: Rawthorn runs show for Saints

Action from Pinchbeck Uniteds home game against Uppingham Town as they claimed a ninth successive win. Photo: Tim Wilson
Action from Pinchbeck Uniteds home game against Uppingham Town as they claimed a ninth successive win. Photo: Tim Wilson

Cup holders Tydd St Mary reached the semi-finals of the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy with a fine display at Holbeach United A.

With three divisions between the sides, the Saints were always favourites but they needed a double save by Dave Cooper early on.

But Tydd began to play their normal free-flowing football with Paul Newcombe and Darren Rawthorn pulling the strings in midfield.

They were rewarded on 13 minutes when Newcombe swung in a corner that found Max Burrell to send a bullet header into the net.

A minute before half-time Jordan Ainslie managed to keep a ball in play which had seemed a lost cause to square for Tim Lowe to slot home.

Holbeach began to tire as the half progressed and on 75 minutes James Woods passed for Burrell to slam home his second of the game and make it 3-0.

Burrell had a penalty claim waved away by the referee with five minutes remaining but it remained 3-0.

Man of the match for Tydd was Rawthorn who had a great game in the middle of the park.

Joint-manager Carl Wilson said: “We played some really good football and looked a good team.

“Respect to Holbeach, though, they gave us a good game and didn’t make it easy for us. I’m looking forward to seeing who we get in the next round.”

Crowland Town Reserves beat Old Doningtonians 4-2 with goals from Simon Acton, Ashton Capes, Jamie Harker and Mykal Hymas.

The same scoreline saw Long Sutton Athletic make progress at the expense of Pinchbeck United Reserves.

Doubles from Matthew Cawthorn and Martin Ward saw off replies by Fabio Ramos and Wes Wilson.

Sutton Bridge United hit Holbeach Bank for six thanks to Matthew Eaton, Robert Hook, Ben Partridge, Kurt Scott, Joseph Sutton and

Matthew Wayman.

Holbeach United Reserves and Moulton Harrox made progress in the PFA Senior Cup.

Callum Davies and Tom Gosling both scored twice for Holbeach in a 6-1 win over Riverside.

Marcus Parry and Danny Maddison netted for Harrox as they won 2-0 at Wisbech Town Reserves.

Gosling and Parry now have 14 goals for the season but Ollie Maltby is leading the way again.

Maltby netted 42 goals when winning the title at Harrox last season and now has 18 goals in 12 games for Pinchbeck United, two of them in Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Uppingham Town in the Premier Division.

Tom Brooks claimed his fourth goal of the season, one more than he managed last term, in Pinchbeck’s ninth successive win.

Antonio Dello Russo scored twice as Deeping Rangers Reserves won 4-1 at Stilton United while Crowland Town drew 1-1 at Stamford Lions.

Langoft United claimed their first home win as they pipped Ketton 2-1 in a game that saw two players sent off. Keishon Wilson and Scott Spearink scored for the Vikings.