Wyberton are into the Willoughby Cup final

Chris Hilton (left) and Chris Baker do battle as Kirton Town beat Old Leake
Chris Hilton (left) and Chris Baker do battle as Kirton Town beat Old Leake

Barclays Brokers Willoughby Cup

WYBERTON booked their place in the final after a dramatic late fightback.

Old Doningtonians went mighty close to snatching victory as they found themselves 3-2 ahead with just 10 minutes remaining.

Martin Fox grabbed two goals for The Dons – one a 20-yard screamer – while a Chris Wing penalty looked to be sending the visitors through to the final.

Wyberton though staged a dramatic late fightback with two goals to go through 4-3.

Liam Nimmo and Jim Britton both grabbed two goals each for Wyberton.

KIRTON Town got their quarter-final tie completed following an extra-time victory over Old Leake at Graves Park.

Kirton will now play Skegness Town Reserves in the semi-final.

Overall, Kirton had the upper hand in this cup tie but they were made to work hard by the visitors from Old Leake.

Kirton went ahead through a Richard Barker goal midway through the first half before Town defender Alex Kirkham then scored an own goal with a superb header that would have made any striker proud of claiming.

Old Leake managed to score a goal of their own through Adam Tempest just before half time to put his side 2-1 in front at the halfway stage.

After the break Kirton equalised with an unbelievable effort from striker Barker, who turned his marker just outside the penalty box before unleashing a ferocious shot into the bottom corner past a stunned Old Leake keeper to level the scores at 2-2 after 90 minutes.

Both sides toiled during the first period of extra time without producing a goal before Kirton finally clinched victory in the second period and it was their Mr Reliable Chris Hilton who managed to pop up and smash home the winner from close range.

Taylors Garages Premier Division

MARTIN Lynch and Dean Johnson both struck twice for Coningsby in their 6-2 home win against a fading Freiston side, who could only muster a mere nine players for the second week running.

Adam Rigarlsford and Danny Cottingham were also on target for the home side in their first win of the season. Reece Coddington and Dean Seiner’s penalty were Freiston’s only consolations.

SKEGNESS Town Reserves enjoyed a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 home win against a strong Pointon side at Burgh Road.

Craig Booth, Paul Watts and Josh Whittam were on target.

MICHAEL Ward struck twice for Billinghay Athletic in their 4-0 away win at Woodhall Spa United.

Steve Rowland and Martin Hancock added to Ward’s double-strike.

Taylors Peugeot Division One

FISHTOFT put a severe dent in Tavern Colts’ promotion bid when they recorded a 4-2 home win – with Carl Tate hitting two goals.

Fishtoft’s other match-winners were Conrad Louth and Declan Wilson.

The Tavern replied through Jordan Favell and Danny Maddison.

BRAD Munton hit two goals for Billinghay Reserves as they defeated Sutterton 4-0 at home.

Rick Harrod and Matthew Dring completed the scoring.

STACEY Blythe grabbed the Holbeach Bank goal in their 1-1 home draw against Wainfleet United.

SPALDING Town fought back from 1-0 down to record a convincing 5-1 home win against Wyberton Reserves.

Jonathan Turner hitting two of his side’s goals. Nathan Young, Ryan Wheeler and Tommy Cranmer also got on the score-sheet for Spalding.

Wyberton’s opener came from Adam Abell.

Taylors Ford Division Two

BENINGTON kept their title challenge on track following their 2-1 home win against Tydd St Mary.

Nick Ward and Tim Bell scored the crucial goals as high-flying Benington have only lost once this season before the game kicked off on Saturday and ironically that was to Tydd.

Benington started well and put the Saints under pressure from the off, but couldn’t force a breakthrough.

After the break, Brazilian Pablo Da Silva came off the bench and immediately made an impact by giving Tydd the lead.

Benington were given a goal halfway through the second half when a rare defensive error led to indecision and Ward nipped in to equalise.

With 20 minutes to go Benington took the lead when a lovely cross by Gavin Bell was met perfectly by brother Tim to head home for 2-1.

MAREHAM United dropped a point at Skegness Town A in a 1-1 draw. Charlie Arabin scored for Skegness.

JASON Rouse hit two goals for Pointon Reserves in their 3-0 home win against Coningsby Reserves.

George Sharpe also got on the scoresheet for the home side.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

OLD Doningtonians Reserves earned three valuable points when they narrowly defeated Holbeach Bank Reserves 4-3 at home in a basement battle.

Gary Lee and Slavomir Staszewski hit the first two goals for the Dons before veteran talisman Andy Barnett entered the action and steadied the ship with a third goal.

The crucial winning goal came from Andy Slaughter.

FREISTON Reserves and Spalding Harriers Reserves provided a close encounter at the Danny Flear Centre, where the home side edged victory by the odd goal in five.

This was a game in which Freiston didn’t perform particularly well but they still did just enough to earn the three points.

Frieston had most of the play in the first half and held a 1-0 lead at the interval following a Joe Pitcher penalty.

In the second half Frieston struggled to get going.

The visitors struck twice as Freiston laboured to go 2-1 up.

The home side regained their composure to get back into the game and they levelled the scores when some excellent play by Dave Whalley saw Lucky Singh head home to make it 2-2.

The scores remained deadlocked until 10 minutes from time when Freiston’s deadly striker Perry Dale grabbed the winner.  

PARK United held Mareham United Reserves to a 1-1 draw at home.

The first half finished goal-less before Mareham opened the scoring after the break.

Park salvaged a point, however, when Stefan Furnell equalised with 15 minutes remaining.