Moulton Harrox 3 Coates Ath 1: RESURGENT Harrox made it five Peterborough Premier Division wins on the spin to climb up to fourth in the table.
As with most of the games over the weekend, wind wreaked havoc with this fixture at Broad Lane.
However, Nigel Steadman fired the three-time Lincs Junior Cup winners into a half-time lead.
They were pegged back by a Mark Newton strike after the break, but it proved only a minor hiccup.
A stunning volley from Steve Mastin restored the Moulton advantage, before a clever Josh Ford free-kick wrapped up the points for Martyn Cundy’s side.
• MOULTON Harrox Reserves’ picked up a decent point at Eye Sports and Social Reserves to stay top of the Combination Division One table.
Steve Paling cancelled out Gary Roddis’ effort to earn a 1-1 draw.
Both of Moulton’s teams have cup semi-finals to look forward to in March, with the first team meeting Rutland Rangers in the PFA Senior Cup and the Reserves hosting Eye again in the Junior Cup.
Harrox won the Junior Cup last season.
Spalding Sunday League
JUBILEE continued their recent run of good form in Division Two with a convincing win.
They settled well in the windy conditions and eventually took the lead when Rick Harper’s corner was deflected home by a defender.
Danny Nichols then added a second after fine work from the skilful Robbie Relf.
Jubilee then started to play some attractive football, with Leigh Boekestyn nodding home a third, only for Fenway to pull one back before half-time.
Fenway were stronger after the break, but keeper Luke Boekestyn kept them at bay.
And with Relf and Jack Wycherley running the show, Danny Carter added a fourth.
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/18s 3
GLINTON U/18s 1
SPALDING were back in league action after an extended lay off and completed the double over Glinton.
On a day dominated by the extremely windy conditions, both teams struggled to control the ball.
With the wind behind them Spalding found it hard to adjust and it was Glinton who took the lead from the penalty spot.
Spalding’s Tom Price hit the bar before the break – and his side improved in the second period.
They found it easier playing against the wind and it was James Halgarth who levelled the scores with a shot across the goal that went in off the post.
Price was then rewarded for his efforts and he shot Spalding into the lead from an Alex Lyon corner.
The win was secured by Halgarth, who slotted the third to keep Spalding in contention in the top league placings.
WITTERING U/16s 0
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/16s 1
TOM Coaten’s late strike earned Spalding a deserved win.
Athletic dominated the match from the outset, although with luck failing to run in their favour and the strong winds causing both teams some problems, it was 0-0 at half time.
The second half was just as frustrating until a few minutes before the final whistle, when a throw-in from Aaron Giardelli put Coaten past Wittering’s defence to fire the winner.
HAMPTON U/14s 4
HOLBEACH UNITED U/14s 1
HOLBEACH lost ground at the top as they were beaten by the leaders.
In conditions which were totally unplayable, the boys gallantly held out until after half time when three goals in five minutes killed off any chance of victory.
With over half the team playing with knocks or illness, the boys pulled one back through Uglow before Hampton sealed all three points.
Harte was Holbeach’s man of the match for his effort and desire.
BOSTON TOWN U/13s 1
HOLBEACH UTD U/13s 4
ON-SONG Holbeach turned in their best display for some time.
Playing against a strong wind, the young Tigers worked hard for each other with the vision of Declan Earth, Filip Pilarz and Louis Steadman unlocking the Boston defence at will.
Jordan Keeble made no mistake in firing the opener, but only a smart penalty save from Harry Andrews kept Holbeach ahead.
It proved a key moment, as two strikes from Earth put Holbeach 3-0 up. His first was a super individual effort, while the second was a poacher’s finish.
A route-one goal from Keeble after the break ended the game as a contest, before Boston deservedly pulled one back towards the end.
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/12s 7
RICHARD SCOTT SS U/12s 1
SEVEN-UP Spalding came from behind to ease home.
Athletic went 1-0 down within the first two minutes, but Spalding equalised through Freddie Pearson and then took the lead with a typical scrambled goal from George Smith.
In the second half Spalding ran riot with a fantastic 20-yard goal from Ryan Greenaway, two goals from Elliott Lea and two more from an on-fire Pearson to complete his hat-trick.
Superb defending from all five defenders, especially Cavan Gaunt, and another fine performance from keeper Connor Deaton ensured that Spalding shipped no further goals.
BOURNE TOWN CLARET U/11s 5
PINCHBECK UNITED U/11s 5
A REMARKABLE game saw ten goals shared.
Pinchbeck found themselves 3-1 down early on, with Thomas Hebblewhite grabbing their only goal.
Hebblewhite doubled his and Pinchbeck’s money after a great solo run, before a clever assist from Connor Goodfellow set Jacko Withers free to level the match all square at half-time.
Bourne then had the wind against them and Pinchbeck took the lead as Withers drove home a free kick from 20-yards out.
He then turned provider for Hebblewhite to complete his hat-trick again with a great run and finish.
But Claret showed great spirit and nabbed two goals to secure a point.
OUTWELL SWIFTS U/11s 3
HOLBEACH UNITED U/11s 6
RAMPANT Holbeach went 11 points clear at the top of the table.
Frontman Jamal Nyang hit his second hat-trick in as many games, taking his tally to 22 for the season
Captain Dan Mason, Cam Lee and Josh Lawrence fired the other goals.
The young Tigers had fallen behind, before taking a 3-2 lead into the second half.
Lewis Gillet enjoyed one of his best games of the season too, while keeper Josh Simpson made a number of smart stops.
STAMFORD U/10s 1
SPALDING ATHLETIC U/10s 3
ANOTHER superb team performance saw Spalding progress to the League Cup semi-final.
Stamford took an early lead from a set-play, but it wasn’t long before Spalding were back on level terms as Charlie Ford slammed home a free-kick of his own from the edge of the box.
Athletic then made it 2-1 after ten minutes when Kieron McConnell fired into the top far corner from just outside the box.
The second half saw Stamford on the offensive as they tried to get themselves back into the game, but stand-in keeper Luke Williamson kept them at bay.
Spalding then wrapped up the win when McConnell’s pass allowed Kyle Compton to slot past the keeper.
HOLBEACH UNITED U/9s 1
HUNGATE ROV GREEN U/9s 0
CAMERON Oko fired the winner for Holbeach in a game played amid tough conditions.
Billy Barnes had the first attempt on goal, only to see his strike crash against the crossbar.
Fantastic play by defender William Taylor helped snuff out any attacks by Hungate and it was goalless at the break.
In the second half the young Tigers never gave up and eventually got their reward, with Oko snatching the winner.