LOCAL FOOTBALL: Tydd vow to recover after derby dismay

Opener: Fenway notch their first goal against Hole In The Wall on Sunday. Photo by MIKE DAVISON
Opener: Fenway notch their first goal against Hole In The Wall on Sunday. Photo by MIKE DAVISON
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FOSDYKE 2 TYDD ST MARY 0: SAINTS boss Mark Greenacre couldn’t believe his eyes as Fosdyke took the derby spoils in Boston and District League Division Two.

After last week’s impressive win with a scratch side, Tydd had a full-strength squad back this time out.

The first half was a very even affair, with Fosdyke having an early goal was ruled out for offside.

Tydd had their chances but never really troubled the Fosdyke keeper.

The Saints came out for the second half and totally dominated possession, but failed to find a way past the resilient Fosdyke rearguard which held strong.

The hosts were then gifted a goal on 65 minutes when Dan Chapman lost possession at right back and the resulting cross was volleyed in.

Tydd refused to lie down and threw everything at Fosdyke, but a second goal sealed their success.

A bemused Greenacre said: “I don’t think I’ve seen a second half like that where a side has totally bossed it and ended up on the losing side. I’m gutted! We will put this behind us and move on.”



DONS’ interest in the Main Ridge Take Away Reserve Cup ended in cruel fashion.

Tavern took an early lead inside eight minutes after Dons switched off from a short corner. Their lead then doubled when a poor clearance allowed the hosts an easy second.

With the wind behind them in the second half, a Dan Jackson pass allowed Steve Burdell to reduce the arrears.

Dons pushed on and looked like bagging a leveller, but Colts broke clear to fire a late clincher.

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HONOURS were even as Hole In The Wall battled back to earn a dramatic draw.

Fenway started the better in this Division Two mid-table battle and took the lead with a close-range finish as Wall failed to clear from a corner.

The lead was doubled soon after when a cross found its way into the back of the net with the help of the gusty wind.

Wall played much better during the second half and pulled one back when a fantastic low cross from Ashley Wells was turned home by Michael Kearns.

Kearns then had a great chance to level, but fired over from four yards with the goal at his mercy.

But Hole continued to press and, after Mike Clarey missed a great chance, the equaliser arrived when Wells’ superb run and pass was smashed home by Gavin Bailey in added time.