Terrific Town lift PFA Junior Cup

Spalding Town lifted the PFA Junior Cup.
Spalding Town lifted the PFA Junior Cup.

Spalding Town lifted the PFA Junior Cup with a 3-2 victory over Peterborough ICA A 3-2.

Determined to prove Pat Rayment’s Tulips are not the only Spalding side capable of getting their hands on the silverware, Chris Page’s side won an exciting game at Chestnut Avenue in Peterborough.

Tomasz Rabiega fired them ahead on 15 minutes with a superb long-range effort. He bent a free-kick straight into the top corner from 30 yards although the joy was shortlived.

ICA levelled within five minutes of the restart as Town twice failed to clear in their own box and goalkeeper Brendan Taylor was beaten from close range.

Town were soon back in front as Gav Bailey’s long throw was flicked on by Scott Burrell and bundled in at the back post from by Freddie Lambert.

They extended their lead before the break when Dean Grummitt had a one-on-one effort saved by the goalkeeper only for the ball to fall to Marcus Parry on the edge of the box and he fired into the empty net.

The second half started with ICA dominating possession but failing to create any clear-cut chances.

They did pull a goal back on 75 minutes when Taylor used his hands to push skipper Scott Phillips’ clearance away from goal, but referee James Marsden judged it to be a back pass and awarded a free-kick inside the box.

Town charged the free-kick down but the ball deflected off the side of the wall and found it’s away into the corner of the net.

ICA continued to press for the remainder of the game but failed to create any clear-cut chances and Town closed out the game to seal their first piece of silverware in the Peterborough and District League.

Town are currently two points clear at the top of Division Four, having won 19 and drawn three of the 23 games to date.