Withers’ wonders clinch terrific treble

The all-conquering Pinchbeck United Under 14s' team.
The all-conquering Pinchbeck United Under 14s' team.
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Pinchbeck Under 14s completed a superb treble when adding the Peterborough Junior Alliance Under 14 Cup to their league and Lincs County Cup successes.

It’s been a superb season for Richard Withers’ side and they completed the treble with a 3-0 victory over Yaxley at the Focus Centre in Peterborough.

Callum Davies was just inches away from breaking the deadlock early on but Pinchbeck didn’t have to wait long for their opener.

A Yaxley player handled on the line and was duly sent off with Layton Maddison converting the ninth-minute penalty.

Jack Brown went close before the break but it remained 1-0 at half-time.

Jacko Withers forced a fine save after the break and the Yaxley keeper also denied Josh Lawrence and strike partner Tapi Shahwe. But two goals in the last eight minutes made the game safe.

Maddison’s inch-perfect corner found towering skipper Kieran Hamilton who powered home and Callum Clark then made it 3-0 with just seconds remaining.

Delighted manager Withers is now hoping he can keep his side intact as scouts from at least seven clubs were in attendance when they won the Lincs County Cup last week.

He said: “The lads have done fantastically well. I didn’t dream we would do the treble, I’d have been delighted just to win the league.

“We were third last year but we brought in a few lads like George Lilley, who is the best keeper in the league.

Tapi Shahwe joined at the end of last season and has scored 51 goals, while Callum Davies and Josh Lawrence also joined and have done well.

“The lads who were already at the club have also enjoyed good seasons so it’s been fantastic.”

Having had just one team four years ago, the thriving club now have sides all the way through from Under 7s to Under 16s and they are looking to form a girls’ team for next season.

Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Withers on 07838 231637 or email wizz_733@fsmail.net

Pinchbeck: George Lilley, Harry deCamps, Ben Lawrence, Kieran Hamilton, Jack Brown, Callum Davies, Connor Goodfellow, Jack Withers, Layton Maddison, Josh Lawrence, Tapi Shahwe. Subs: Dan Mason, Brandin Mahon, Lewie Harker, and Callum Clark.