Holbeach United ease past Bourne Town in Lincolnshire FA Senior Trophy
A dominant display by Holbeach United booked a trip to cup holders Deeping Rangers in the southern semi-final.
Spencer Tinkler, Joe Braithwaite and Jonny Lockie were on target against Bourne Town on Wednesday night.
The Tigers could have added more goals and keeper Ricky Drury was never tested at the other end.
Luke Wilson was denied by Kyle Evans in the early exchanges then Josh Ford couldn't quite finish off a flowing move from Jonny Fairweather's pass to Will Bird down the right flank.
Bourne almost took a shock lead when Rares Demeter fed strike partner Josh Randall who curled a right-foot shot fractionally off target.
The Wakes were punished for sloppy defending at a throw-in as they carelessly conceded a corner which Ford delivered to the far post. Fairweather nodded the ball back and Tigers skipper Tinkler put it over the line.
Lewis Russell fired over and Tinkler's long-range effort nearly doubled the lead.
Five minutes into the second half, Braithwaite headed home another set-piece after Tom Smith's close-range header had been deflected away.
Bird should have made it 3-0 almost immediately while Evans kept out Joe Smith and Braithwaite before substitute Lockie casually rolled in Holbeach's third goal.
5-3-2: Evans; L Russell, Currall (sub Mason 55 mins), Elger, Hood, Wilson; T Russell (sub Joachim 58 mins), Botterill, Cardall; Demeter (sub Ramazani 70 mins), Randall (sub Zakaria 70 mins).
4-1-2-1-2: Drury; Wilson (sub A Jackson 43 mins), Braithwaite, N Jackson, T Smith; Fairweather; Avis (sub Coote 72 mins), J Smith; Tinkler; Bird (sub Lockie 62 mins), Ford (sub Oliver 82 mins). Sub not used: Nicholson.
Tinkler (36 mins, 0-1); Braithwaite (50 mins, 0-2); Lockie (72 mins, 0-3).
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