Unbeaten champions now target the double

Making the grade: Pinchbeck United under-11s are celebrating having been awarded the FA Charter Standard Award.''Photo MIKE DAVISON SG300311-679MD (To order, please ring 01775 765433 or visit www.photostoday.co.uk)
Making the grade: Pinchbeck United under-11s are celebrating having been awarded the FA Charter Standard Award.''Photo MIKE DAVISON SG300311-679MD (To order, please ring 01775 765433 or visit www.photostoday.co.uk)

Holbeach Utd U/11s 4 Chatteris Town U/11s 2: THE roaring Tigers clinched the league title with two games to spare – and are now targeting a double.

After four years of being second or third, Holbeach clinched the gong in style after going the entire campaign unbeaten.

Holbeach started well, with Cam Lee hitting the post as Chatteris were pushed back into their own half from the off.

Defender Jordi Ivatt eventually opened the scoring as he ventured forward from a corner.

Captain Dan Mason soon added another from a corner. As the ball was cleared the midfielder was waiting on the edge off the box to hit a left-footed shot low and hard into the corner.

After the break Holbeach soon added another goal, with Liam Scales getting in behind to score number three.

It got even better for Holbeach, as Brandon England’s whipped ball found Gostic waiting to slip the ball into the bottom left.

Chatteris didn’t give up until the whistle went and got two goals of their own, but it couldn’t stop Holbeach from celebrating their crown.

Holbeach now look forward to a cup final on May 8.

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 5

BLACKSTONES U/10s 0

FIVE-STAR Athletic clinched the Blue Zone title in emphatic fashion with this crushing win.

This was a must-win game for Spalding and they played some nice football early on. They soon found themselves 1-0 up after Kieron McConnell’s corner found Charlie Ford, who nodded into top of the goal.

Spalding just kept on pressing for more and the second soon came when Luke Williamson latched onto a loose ball, ran down the wing and blasted a fierce shot which went under the keeper. This was his first league goal for two years.

Ford then got fouled near the corner flag and drilled the free kick into the path of McConnell, who slotted home on the stroke of half time.

The second half was a bit scrappy, with Blackstones struggling to create chances. And it was spalding who netted their fourth as McConnell crossed for Jack Watson to strike home.

McConnell then got his second of the game when Alex Richardson crossed for him to tap home and seal another incredible team performance.

WISBECH ST MARY U/9s 0

HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 1

A FANTASTIC team display earned the young Tigers a richly deserved victory.

Holbeach went on the attack from the kick off, with all of the players chipping in with fine performances.

The only goal of the game arrived mid-way through the first half as Ewan McCracken headed the ball home.

Both teams continued to attack with style and it was end-to-end stuff all the way up until the final whistle.

Peterborough & District League

PINCHBECK UNITED 3

LEVERINGTON SPORTS 0

BOBBY Patterson struck a rare double as Pinchbeck’s Premier Division title charge continued on Saturday.

The defender was joined on the scoresheet by Lee Marshall, as Pete Roberts’ side kept the fate of the crown in their own hands.

Pinchbeck were three points behind leaders Ramsey Town ahead of last night’s derby clash at Moulton Harrox (result not known as we went to press).

Ramsey won 4-0 at Crowland Town, but if Pinchbeck win all of their remaining fixtures, they will be crowned as champions.

• CROWLAND Reserves clinched the Combination Division Two title without needing to kick a ball.

They were left clear at the top after Uppingham Reserves failed to win their final match of the season on Saturday.

Victory at Ketton Reserves would have carried the Uppingham second string to the summit by virtue of a superior goal difference to Crowland Reserves, but they were beaten 3-2.