JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Saints have a new kit – and are lovin’ it

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Tydd St Mary under-10s enjoyed a cracking debut in their new McDonalds-sponsored strip as they devoured their opposition.

The young Saints came from 2-0 down against hosts March Soccer School to win 7-2 , with leading scorer Tyler Merrison firing a brace and captain Josh Baker netting a hat-trick to round off an outstanding display.

Also on target were Ethan Kemball and Kieran Greetham.

The young Tydd team are pictured above, with manager Dave Monaghan receiving the new kit from Richard Hyde of McDonalds, Long Sutton.

Monaghan said: “A big thank you to Richard and McDonalds for sponsoring our kit. Hopefully it will raise the profile of our small club and help it to grow in years to come.”



Pinchbeck continued their impressive season with a resounding win over arch rivals Deeping.

Although Rangers went ahead on ten minutes, Pinchbeck’s Lewis Harker hit back immediately with a superb half-volley from 20 yards that flew into the top corner.

Deeping got their noses ahead again thanks to a stunning 25-yard lob, but it was soon 2-2 when Ben Lawrence crossed from the right for Layton Maddison to head home.

Pinchbeck went ahead for the first time when centre back Kieran Hamilton showed steely determination as he cleared the ball out of his own box and ran at blistering pace 70 yards up the field to latch onto a Jacko Withers pass and blast a right foot shot in off the cross bar from 12 yards.

From then there was no stopping United, as another Lawrence cross allowed Brandin Mahon to net from six yards.

But the best was saved for last, as Withers rattled home a stunning 30-yard half-volley in off the bar to make it 5-2.



Holbeach took the spoils in their biggest game of the season so far as they saw off title rivals Arsenal Orange.

It was nip and tuck in the opening exchanges as the league’s top two battled it out, before Callum Hoole converted Willis Wright’s corner.

Although Thomas Moxon and Jack Smith were outstanding in defence, it took an excellent stop by keeper Jenson Patterson to keep the young Tigers ahead at the break.

Early in the second half sub Louis “rocket” Taylor lived up to his name as he smashed a contender for goal of the season from the right hand side, opening his account for the campaign in the process.

Holbeach continued to pile on the pressure and it was an excellent team move that included Lewis Collishaw, Wright, Hoole and James Clark that saw Jack Cunnington convert their third goal of the game. Clark then missed a penalty, before Harrison Radwell netted a late consolation for the Gunners.

The victory is a perfect ninth out of nine for the young Tigers, who cleared a sizeable hurdle in their bid for the championship trophy.



Goal-crazy Spalding continued their push for the title with a crushing win.

In their first league game since December, wet conditions and a slippery pitch did not make for a flowing game.

Playing against ten men, the young Tulips led 4-0 at the break and added a further eight as Leverington tired.

Wes Wilson led the charge with a hat-trick, while Liam French (2), Jayden Leaver (2) , Jordan Philpott, Jordan Watson , Tyler Wright and Lewis Smalley were also among the goals.



A Keegan Walters treble helped Spalding make safe progress in the cup.

On a wet and soggy morning, the young Tulips enjoyed plenty of possession.

Liam Slayven scored the opener from the penalty spot before Waters bagged his first two to make it 3-0 at half time.

The second half saw Brandon Hall net two and Kyle Matthews get on the scoresheet, while Waters added another to complete his hat-trick.



Holbeach got back to winning ways with what proved to be a comfortable derby victory on Sunday.

Filip Pilarz fired the young Tigers ahead after a Declan Earth pass, before they scored their best team goal of the season through Ben Gibbons.

Louis Steadman scored in the first minute of the second half to put Holbeach 3-0 up, but then came Young Dons’ best spell of the game, pulling one back straight away before making it 3-2 with 15 minutes to go.

With Adam Groves also pulling off some top saves, Holbeach managed to blow Dons away late on. Pilarz got his second of the game, with Earth getting the fifth before Steadman grabbed two more – including a penalty – to complete his hat-trick.



Two late goals denied hard-working Holbeach a share of the spoils.

The young Tigers started well , having a couple of chances on goal.

But they couldn’t finish their opportunities off and Netherton replied with the first goal of the game.

The Tigers stayed on the attack with Billy Barnes having a shot saved and then sending an effort into the side netting. Despite their best efforts, they stayed at 1-0 down at the break.

Holbeach had all the play for the first ten minutes of the second half – and their pressure finally paid off when Matt Goodley scored a deserved equaliser.

With both sides battling for the win, tension was high in the closing stages. Netherton

were then awarded a penalty – and although the first strike was saved, the rebound was tucked away. Netherton then sealed the points with a third.



Resilient Dons earned a deserved win in testing conditions.

A quality passing move saw them break the deadlock when Tyler McKendrick and Mason Shores combined to lay on the opener for Luke Scampion, who delivered the perfect finish. Buoyed by the breakthrough goal, Dons went on to boss the remainder of the half without adding to their tally.

With the wind at their backs in the second half, Dons had the better of the opening exchanges of the second period.

They eventually grabbed a second goal when the ball found its way to McKendrick on the edge of the area. He showed a neat turn of pace to create a yard of space for himself and fired in a shot low into the corner of the net.

With the clock ticking down, Sleaford gave themselves a lifeline when they caught Dons in possession.

But that didn’t knock the Donington-based side, who are becoming increasingly efficient at grinding out a result.

Luke Hood spotted Shores in space and played a neat ball through for him to finish at the second attempt.