FOOTBALL: Caistor Tennyson’s league form slips, but win over Louth Old Boys sees cup progress

Paul Lockington
Paul Lockington

Caistor Tennyson had mixed fortunes in their latest games. In the East Lincs Combination League Division 2 they suffered their first defeat of the season to Sutton FC, who in winning 2-1 took Tennyson’s place at the top of the league.

Tennyson then had the diversion of cup action as they got back to form and defeated Louth Old Boys 3-2 to progress to the next round.

Tennyson were in fine form at the start, dominating midfield and laying siege to the Old Boys goal. They were awarded an early penalty which was saved by the Louth keeper, but took the lead through Smith. A speculative shot somehow squirmed through the keeper’s hands.

Then experienced striker Paul Lockington rose to add a second with a powerful header.

Louth pulled a goal back and then made the scores level at 2-2 before the interval. This was sloppy play from Tennyson, who had turned their performance from inspiring to very indifferent in a mere 15 minutes.

Nerves were tingling as Tennyson failed to improve to any real extent in the early stages of the second period. There was relief all round though when they suddenly found a couple of extra gears and Lockington added his second of the game to see Caistor through with a 3-2 win to the next round.