BOSTON SATURDAY LEAGUE: Sharman shines in Sports Cup following pitch switch

Mark Sharman.
Mark Sharman.

Swineshead Institute comfortably progressed to the third round of the Sharman Burgess Sports Cup - but not before a mad dash to switch grounds.

Both teams arrived at Spalding Harriers’ ground to discover South Holland District Council had not set up the pitches, forcing the two sides and referee to make a hasty switch to the Premier side’s home ground.

The change of scenery didn’t do the Division Two underdogs any favours as Swineshead won 9-1.

Substitute Mark Sharman (four) , Tim Tyler, Ryan Barker, Kieran Rose, Alex Snaith and Jack Houghton all scored.

AFC Tetford and Friskney produced a seven-goal thriller before the visitors ensured there was going to be no upset in their Target Newspapers Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Second division Tetford pushed the first division outfit all the way, but it was all to no avail as Friskney edged through to the next round.

Will Laird hit two goals for Coningsby as they progressed to the next round at the expense of visitors Sleaford Colts.

Mark Wheatley was also on target for Coningsby in their 3-1 home win.

James Ford hit a hat-trick for FC Kirton in their shock 6-1 home win against Division One side Rippingale & Folkingham.

The Division Two outfit breezed through to the semi-finals following Ford’s fine treble.

Josh Brason and Kieran Gatenby were also amongst the goals.

The tie between Park United and Freiston was postponed after Park’s Tattershall Road pitch was declared unfit on the morning of the match.