FOOTBALL: Caistor top the league but miss out on cup success

Mixed fortunes in their last two games saw Caistor Tennyson climb to the top of the East Lincolnshire Combination with a 12-0 win at Mablethorpe.

But the team suffered a cup defeat by 1-0 to All Star Panthers last Saturday.

After a fairly even encounter in the first round of the cup, Tennyson went behind in the 80th minute following the awarding of a penalty to Panthers.

Caistor could not get back on terms in the final 10 minutes and were left to rue the fact that they missed some decent chances to take the lead in the first half.

Both sides play in Division 3 of the league and were closely matched. Star men for Tennyson on the day were Aaron Forbes, who was commanding at the back, and Alex Wade, who was instrumental in midfield in setting up some of Tennyson’s best attacks.

Despite the defeat Caistor were pleased with their overall performance, which was one of their best in the season so far.

A big plus for Caistor was that Ryan Allen came on as a sub in the second half and his return to both Tennyson and Sunday team Caistor Rovers is going to add some impetus to their respective front lines.

The Mablethorpe romp was all too easy for Caistor and although they now top the league, Panthers lie just behind with two games in hand.

Two Grimsby Sunday League defeats for Caistor Rovers increases their plight at the wrong end of the table.

They went down 4-0 to BBS Coriers Grimsby, but fared better in their home encounter with Bridge FC, Rovers going down 4-3. A

hat trick from Aaron Ford was not quite enough for Rovers.