THE final of The Fishtoft Cup will be between Premier Division sides Old Leake and Old Doningtonians.
Spilsby Town let a 3-1 lead slip through their hands at Old Leake as the home side forced extra time with two late goals from Greg Brown.
Spilsby’s cause wasn’t helped by the fact that two players were shown red cards as tempers boiled over.
Spilsby held a 1-0 half time lead and they seemed to be well in control when they added a second goal to lead 2-0.
Adam Lester pulled a goal back for Leake before Town went 3-1 in front and the visitors appeared to be well in control but a red card changed the complex of the game when Dan Tuplin received his marching orders for a two-footed challenge.
Old Leake took full advantage of their extra man and Greg Brown’s two goals helped force extra time, although there was a highly contentious incident with the scores standing at 3-3 which could have resulted in Spilsby snatching a dramatic victory.
Dan Cobb’s free-kick appeared to rocket into the top corner, hitting the back stanchion and flying out again – unfortunately their joyous celebrations were cut short when referee Scott Daley did not allow the goal to stand.
In the ensuing arguments, amid the confusion, Dan Cobb objected to an opponent’s remarks and the Spilsby man lashed out and received his marching orders.
Adam Wright put his side in front for the first time in the first period of extra time against their nine-man opponents and Adam Tempest sealed Spilsby’s fate with a fifth.
Spilsby had gone close to booking their place in the final with all three goals coming from Dan Smith – two headers and a long range shot.
TWO goals from Aiden Moore helped Old Dons overcome a spirited Fosdyke side in a 3-1 home win.
Chris Grimer, making his first start in a midfield role for the Dons, grabbed the other goal.
The tie appeared to be out of Fosdyke’s reach by half time with the score standing at 3-0 to The Premier Division side but the visitors from Division Two made a fight of it in the second half.
The underdogs pulled a goal back through Drew McGuire and with 20 minutes left, the same player saw another effort hacked off the line.
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FREISTON Reserves, from Division Three, started their home tie with an unsettled side against second division Coningsby Reserves – but still tried to play good football.
Perry Dale twisted and turned inside the box to fire home after 10 minutes to put his side in front, but it wasn’t long before Coningsby were awarded a penalty which they converted.
The visitors stuck 10 minutes later to go 2-1 up at half time.
Freiston didn’t really get started in the second half and they conceded a further two goals.
Joe Pitcher’s cross confused the keeper for a consolation effort.
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WYBERTON comfortably beat a depleted Freiston side at The Causeway by 4-1.
The home side opened the scoring with a close range effort following a slick passing move but Freiston prevented Wyberton from adding to their lead before the break.
Wyberton made it 2-0 on the hour mark before Reece Coddington reduced the arrears with a low shot.
The third Wyberton goal came as a result of a fortunate deflection off the leg of a visiting defender which found its way past his startled keeper.
The fourth and final goal came in the dying minutes to make the final score 4-1.
Wyberton’s goals came from Chris Rutt, Jim Britton, Connor Trigg and the own goal.
A JACK Alexander penalty three minutes from time earned Pointon maximum points in their home clash against Kirton Town.
Town had opened the scoring in the first half before Sam Husband levelled the scores just before the break.
Kirton appeared to be heading for a share of the points until that late body-blow which made the final score 2-1.
BILLINGHAY Athletic’s Steve Rowlands hit two goals in his side’s 4-0 home win over Coningsby.
Jonathan Fenton and Matt Newell were also on target for the home side.
The visitors lost their heads as well as the points with two players receiving red cards.
JOSH Whittam struck twice for Skegness Town Reserves in their fine 3-1 away win at Woodhall Spa United.
Jamie Lyall was also on target for the visitors.
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WHILE Tavern Colts were experiencing their promotion jitters, Boston Town Old Boys appear to be going from strength to strength after their 5-0 demolition of Westside Rangers at Tattershall Road.
Micky Nuttell and Jack Carter both struck twice for Town while an own goal completed the rout.
TAVERN Colts were held at home by Spalding Town in a 2-2 scoreline.
Danny Maddison and Danny White hit the Tavern goals.
Tavern could have snatched victory but the usually-reliable Gary Frost sent his penalty over the crossbar.
Spalding salvaged a point with goals from Tom Elderkin and Morgan Taylor and their achievement was even more commendable considering that they had to field six reserve players in the line-up.
HOLBEACH Bank enjoyed a welcome victory in their home match against Spalding Harriers.
Goals from Simon Hall and Stacey Blythe secured a hard fought 2-1 win.
Spalding replied through Jason Haytree but the visitors also had the misfortune of receiving a red card when Richard Lacey was dismissed.
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BENINGTON are beginning to move menacingly up the league as they start to play catch-up with the rest of the sides.
A Nathan Cook hat-trick did the damage against Skegness Town A in a 3-0 home win.
BOSTON United Community bounced back from their previous week’s disappointment with a 2-0 home win against Tydd St Mary.
Goals from John Fairweather and Nicky Syndercombe secured the three points to keep United on track for promotion.
Tydd St Mary had received some good news during last week, however, when their 8-0 drubbing by Long Sutton in the semi-final of the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy was over-turned when it was discovered the winners had fielded an ineligible player.
We will now see an all-Boston League final between Tydd St Mary and Old Doningtonians.
LIAM Shinn struck twice for Kirton Leisure in their 4-2 home win against Fishtoft Reserves.
Leon Marsh and Ben Ladds completed the scoring for the Leisure while Shane Brackenbury grabbed both of the Fishtoft goals.
FRISKNEY put up a brave fight against title challengers Mareham United before eventually going down to a 2-0 home defeat.
Friskney fell behind following a corner in the 11th minute before a second deciding goal secured their fate with 20 minutes remaining.
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OLD Doningtonians Reserves struck five goals in their home match against Mareham United Reserves, but still ended up empty-handed.
The two sides served up a 12-goal thriller as Mareham took the three points following a 7-5 away win.
The Dons went close with goals from Andy Barnett, Danny Jackson, Andy Slaughter, Carl Appleyard and Kyle Castle.
STEVE Lee hit two goals for Kirton Town Reserves in their 4-1 home win against Woodhall Spa United Reserves at Graves Park.
Jordan Gilliard and Jamie Dawson also got on the score-sheet for Town.
Woodhall’s misfortune was compounded by an injury to Richard Hall who suffered a broken leg.
SPALDING Harriers Reserves were held at home by basement side Holbeach Bank in a 2-2 score-line.
Alex Watson and Steve Carn grabbed the Spalding goals.