Sharman Burgess Sports Cup
THERE were no major shocks in the quarter-finals although, Wainfleet gave a good account of themselves – this time at Wyberton.
After their fine performance at Old Leake seven days earlier, they again had to travel to tough Premier opposition but, once again, they finished up on the losing side following a 3-1 defeat.
Wyberton made it to the last four with goals from Jamie Khun, who struck twice, and Steve Murphy.
CONINGSBY were also at home to Division One opponents Fishtoft and they made it safely through with goals from Jason Sharples and Danny Bently.
TAVERN Colts could prove to be the big surprise in the Sports Cup this season, and they were once again in goal-scoring mood hitting six without reply at Spalding Town.
Daniel White hit a hat-trick while Danny Maddison grabbed two goals.
The other goal came from Nicky de Vries.
IN THE other tie Premier Division outfit Pointon had no trouble in disposing of Division One side Spalding Harriers, scoring three times without reply.
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FREISTON still managed to take maximum points at leaders Old Leake, despite playing with only 10 men for more than an hour after having a player dismissed.
The visitors took the lead after 10 minutes when Dean Seiner fired home a rasping left footed shot, but then were rocked by the sending off of Jamie Elston.
Amazingly, the 10 men went further in front after 60 minutes when Reece Coddington took advantage of a defensive mistake culminating in him cleverly back- heeling the ball home.
As Freiston tired towards the end, Old Leake pulled a goal back through Chris Wray with 10 minutes remaining, but the visitors stood firm.
A SINGLE Dan Smith goal was enough to give Spilsby Town all three points in their home match with basement side Swineshead.
Swineshead will take some heart from a battling performance in this narrow 1-0 defeat.
KIRTON Town’s excellent run continued with a 3-0 away win at Skegness Town Reserves.
The visitors went ahead in the first half after some great play which finished with a well-taken Karl Louth goal.
Kirton’s goalkeeper Karl Beck made some great saves to keep the score at 1-0 at half time.
After the break Kirton’s class shone through and a second goal came from Chris Hilton with an amazing 30-yard drive which flew into the top corner.
Kirton finished the game with a third and final goal – a fine lob from striker Richard Barker.
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WYBERTON Reserves bounced back after last week’s trouncing when they came away from Holbeach Bank with all three points following a 2-0 victory.
Goals from Adam Abell and Jason Allen got the visitors back on track.
WESTSIDE Rangers probably didn’t deserve such a heavy defeat when they entertained Sutterton, as they played their part in producing a good close encounter.
John East and Michael Langley went close to finding the net but they could only muster one goal, scored by Danny Gatenby.
Sutterton, on the other hand, made the most of their chances with four replies at the other end to run out 4-1 winners.
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TWO goals from Shane Brackenbury helped secure the three points for Fishtoft Reserves when they defeated Friskney 2-0 at home.
ANOTHER player who grabbed two goals was Drew McGuire, as Fosdyke beat Kirton Leisure 3-1 at home.
It was Ben Charlton who got Fosdyke off the mark with the opening goal after the home side had dominated the opening 20 minutes, but Leisure rallied and levelled the scores on the half-hour mark.
Fosdyke squandered a great chance of edging in front shortly afterwards when they were awarded a penalty, but Robbie Sansam slid his spot kick past the post.
His side did take the lead when McGuire hit the first of his two goals.
The Kirton side were still in the game throughout the second half and they had a decent shout for a penalty turned down and they also struck a post, but it was Fosdyke who secured the points when McGuire made it 3-1 late on following a fine flick on from Joe Chapman.
POINTON Reserves managed to score three times in the second half but still finished on the wrong end of a big defeat as Benington struck eight times to run out 8-3 winners. Gavin Bell led the Benington spree with a hat-trick while brother Tim bagged a brace. Tom Baxter, Nicky Wiles and an own goal completed the visitors’ tally.
BOSTON United Community came out on top in the big clash at Mareham United with an excellent 4-1 away win.
Micky Johnson hit The Mareham goal.
SPALDING Town Reserves hit four goals at Skegness Town A in a 4-2 away win.
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PARK United and FC Kirton produced a seven-goal thriller with the Kirton side edging the points with a fine 4-3 away win.
Ben Liu struck twice for Park while Neil Allen also got on the scoresheet, but it wasn’t enough as FC Kirton took the honours to keep the pressure on at the top of the table.
KIRTON Reserves started badly as they soon found themselves trailing 2-0 at Spalding Harriers Reserves, and then things got even worse when the visitors went a man down after the sending off of Dan Darwood.
However, a spirited 10-man Kirton got back to 2-2 with goals from James Wright and Ashley Hughes.
Spalding wrapped up the points, however, when they managed to get three more goals to end up 5-3 winners.
Spalding’s match-winners were Alex Watson, Luke Chilvers, Cameron Cope, Jamie Robinson and Thomas Grantham.
Spalding Inter-Services Trophy
THE prospect of an all-Boston League final was blown apart at Long Sutton where Tydd St Mary suffered an 8-0 mauling.
It was always going to be an extremely tough task for Tydd to get anything from a strong Long Sutton side, but although two goals came as a result of own goals, Tydd were soundly beaten.
LONG Sutton will do battle with Old Doningtonians from The Boston Premier League after their fine 2-1 home win against Holbeach Utd Reserves.
The Dons had to do it the hard way as they came back from a goal behind to make it through to the final following a double strike from Chris Wing.
Wing cancelled out Holbeach’s opener before a second-half penalty turned out to be the winning goal.
The penalty was awarded after a superb Chris Grimer run, which saw him leave a couple of defenders floundering in his wake before he was finally bundled over in the box.
Old Dons were also indebted to goalkeeper Jonny Butler who produced a wonder save to keep his side in the tie.