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FOOTBALL: Holbeach United youngsters conquer Holland


By Spalding Reporter


Holbeach United on the first-team pitch of Almere
Holbeach United on the first-team pitch of Almere

Holbeach United Yellows went on tour to Holland last week and went up against two fierce Dutch sides.

The Tigers played their first game of the tournament against SV Spakenburg whose men’s team were top of the Derde Divisie fourth tier in Holland.

The two teams played at Sportpark De Westmaat Stadium. However, the boys in yellow came out victorious in a 4-0 win with goals from James Clark (2), Ethan Kemball and Harvey Wirkowski.

Holbeach (yellow and black) and SV Spakenburg (blue and white) after the game
Holbeach (yellow and black) and SV Spakenburg (blue and white) after the game

The following day, the Tigers went up against some more challenging Dutch opposition in the name of VV Altius at Sportpark Berestein.

But once again Holbeach produced a solid 5-0 win over the Dutch side with Clark (2), Kemball, Jack Cunnington and Jordan Elston on the scoresheet.

Holbeach United Under-15 Yellow and VV Altius (2380368)
Holbeach United Under-15 Yellow and VV Altius (2380368)

The Holbeach squad also enjoyed a tour round Ajax's Johan Cruijff Stadium in Amsterdam as the Tigers left the Netherlands undefeated.

The player of the tour was Lewis Woodfine for his incredible display in midfield throughout the two games.

Holbeach also entered the Hungate Tournament on Sunday along with several other sides.

The Tigers marched through the group stages, only losing one of their five games.

They went into the semi-finals against Hungate Yellow and Holbeach let rip with three quickfire goals inside seven minutes.

This 3-0 win carried the Tigers into the final, where they bizarrely played Holbeach Blue.

Both teams battled it out hard but Holbeach Yellow came out eventual winners with a 2-0 victory over their team-mates.

Holbeach United U15 Yellows lifting the cup after winning the Hungate tournament
Holbeach United U15 Yellows lifting the cup after winning the Hungate tournament

They lifted the trophy together which has capped off a great season for the under-15 side.

Holbeach came runners-up in the Peterborough and District Junior Alliance Division One but also got to two cup finals. Holbeach lost on penalties in the League Cup and won the PFA Cup.



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