Tydd St Mary and Spalding Town reach play-offs

Tydd St Mary and Spalding Town
Tydd St Mary and Spalding Town
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Tydd St Mary needed one point from their away game on Saturday at Whittlesey Athletic B to reach Division Three’s play-offs and they did it in style.

Stu Easey started the rout after just six minutes when he cut inside from the left and struck a superb goal from the edge of the box.

The Saints were awarded a penalty on 25 minutes when a Whittlesey player handled in the box and top scorer Tim Lowe duly stepped up and slotted home for 2-0.

Just one minute later Tydd made it 3-0 as Dan Piccaver’s ball through to Easey was thumped home.

On 32 minutes it was time for Tydd’s two wingers to combine for a great goal. Max Burrell worked hard down the flank and cut back for Dale Parnell to sidefoot.

Parnell became provider three minutes later when he set up Lowe to make it 5-0.

The best goal of the game came when the Whittlesey keeper cleared the ball from outside his box but saw it fall to Easey on the halfway line. He took one touch and then chipped the keeper from 45 yards for his first-half hat-trick.

On the stroke of half-time, the wingers combined again when Parnell returned the favour for Burrell to fire home.

The job was done and the Saints could afford to relax, using their five substitutes for the remaining 45 minutes.

The changes affected Tydd and they gave away three sloppy goals but scored three quality goals of their own.

Andy Cook came off the bench at half-time and scored his second goal on 65 minutes for the club since joining from Thorney in late March.

Burrell scored a screamer on 77 minutes and Scott Pemberton finished the rout on 82 minutes.

Tydd’s co-manager Dave Monaghan said: “This was a game we had to be disciplined in.

“We knew Whittlesey had nothing to play for but we had everything to play for.

“A draw would have done but we wanted to start strongly and get the job done by half-time.

“We did that and the lads could afford to relax.

“We now have Stamford Lions Reserves in the play-off and this should be a cracking game. We’re looking forward to it.”

Tydd travel to Stamford on Tuesday (7pm kick-off).

Meanwhile, Spalding Town booked their Division Two play-off place by thrashing Thorney Reserves 17-0.

Marcus Parry’s double hat-trick means he finished as top scorer across all divisions with 54 goals.

Also on target on Saturday were Danny Kingman (3), Glen Wells (3), Steven Robinson (2), Josh Faulkner, Cymon Lambe and Jordan Clow.

Spalding Town face Ketton Reserves on Tuesday (6.30pm) at Pinchbeck.