WYBERTON will face Pointon in the final of this year’s Sharman Burgess Sports Cup, and all the other Saturday Football League headlines...
Sharman Burgess Sports Cup
WYBERTON and Pointon will contest this year’s Sharman Burgess Challenge Cup final.
Tavern Colts, from Division One, rocked higher-league opponents Wyberton by taking the lead after just five minutes of their semi-final tie, Danny Maddison bursting onto a long goal-kick from keeper Peter Cook before slotting home the opener.
Wyberton keeper Steve Melady was called into action during the rest of the first half as he helped keep his side in the tie with some vital saves.
Tavern held onto their lead until 20 minutes into the second half when Jim Britton rifled home an equaliser.
Wyberton grabbed the winning goal with just 10 minutes remaining, Nick Lovelace heading home.
PREMIER League Pointon progressed as they travelled to face Division One Fishtoft – although it took penalties for them to see off their spirited hosts.
It was a mixed day for Fishtoft’s Adam Vinters, who scored all three of his side’s goals as the tie finished 3-3 after extra time.
However, Vinters failed in the shoot-out as Pointon went through 3-2.
Main Ridge Take Away Reserve Cup
JOE Pitcher and Perrie Dale both scored twice to send Division Three side Freiston Reserves storming through to the final following an amazing 8-2 away win at Wyberton Reserves.
Wyberton Reserves, from Division One, crumbled against a rampant Freiston side who completed this major shock with further goals from Adam Crich, Lucky Singh, Troy Ayton and Lee Waters.
Wyberton’s only reward came from a double strike scored by Adam Abell.
Taylors Peugeot Division One
BOSTON Town Old Boys continued their excellent league form through 2011 with a convincing 4-1 home win against Sutterton.
Mickey Nuttell, Jamie Ireland and Terry Maddigan gave Town a 3-0 interval lead before Ireland grabbed a fourth in the second-half with a scissor kick.
WESTSIDE Rangers eased their relegation worries with a crushing 8-1 home win against Holbeach Bank.
Rangers have been threatening to produce a performance like Saturday’s for sometime – with Michael Langley doing most of the damage for his side, scoring four times.
James Norris, Mark Haynes (penalty), and Chris Smith also scored, with Smith and Wes Barwick both left claiming another goal, Barwick’s free kick appearing to cross the line after hitting the bar, but Smith making sure.
TWO goals from Rick Harrod helped Billinghay Athletic Reserves to three points following their 3-2 home win against Spalding Harriers.
WAINFLEET United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 home win against Spalding Town, with Mark Love, Michael Parnham and Royston Wilkinson (two) on target.
Taylors Ford Division Two
BOSTON United Community made the short trip to Fosdyke with a much-changed team due to player unavailability.
After a lively opening, Luke Brittain scored following a long throw from Gavin Bailey before Bailey himself joined Brittain on the scoresheet heading home from a Lewis Wright free kick.
Brittain claimed his second before Joe Dobson hit the best goal of the game firing into the far top corner after cutting in from the wing.
Fosdyke’s Chris Harker scored following a corner but Boston’s Nicky Syndercombe scored the final goal after an irregular bounce off the pitch caught the keeper out.
KIRTON Leisure bounced back from their previous week’s disappointment when they recorded a 3-1 win at Spalding Town Reserves.
The Leisure’s match-winners were Liam Shinn (two) and Ben Ladds.
LEE White struck both of the Pointon Reserves’ goals in their 2-2 home draw against title hopefuls Mareham.
TYDD St Mary managed to put their disappointment of last week’s semi-final exit behind them with an emphatic 5-0 win against Coningsby Reserves.
Stu Easey and sub Steven Robinson both grabbed braces, with Mark Garner also on target.
BENINGTON had five different goalscorers on the mark in their 5-0 victory over Fishtoft Reserves.
Gavin Bell, Jason Cade, Nick Ward, Ben Hardstaff and a Tom Baxter penalty ensured they kept up the pressure at the top.
Taylors Vauxhall Division Three
CHRIS Barnes kept Mareham United Reserves on course for the title with two of his side’s goals in their 3-1 home win against FC Kirton.
Mareham’s other goal came courtesy of an own goal.
GOALS from Chris Wright and Ben Liu earned Park United a fine 2-1 away win at Spalding Harriers Reserves.
Matt Paul replied for Harriers.
KIRTON Town and Holbeach Bank Reserves produced a goal-fest with 13 goals finding the net.
It was Town who finished up victorious as their deadly duo of James Wright (four) and Ashley Hughes (three) proving the difference in a 9-4 success. The home side’s other scorers were Adrian Dobriansky and Jamie Dawson. Former Town striker Richard Borrill, deputising in goal, even managed to save a penalty.