FOOTBALL: Second half comeback put Caistor Tennyson in third heading into 2014

Rob Logan scored the goal of the match for Caistor Tennyson to seal their win at Scamblesby.
Rob Logan scored the goal of the match for Caistor Tennyson to seal their win at Scamblesby.

Scambelsby 1-3 Caistor Tennyson

Caistor Tennyson FC enjoyed a fine end to 2013 when they won their East Lincolnshire Combination League 2 fixture away at Scamblesby by three goals to one.

The home side took a first half lead through Scones and managed to hold on to their advantage until half time.

Scamblesby took advantage of a mix up in the Caistor penalty box and the scorer managed to get a toe poke on target and past Tennyson ‘keeper Ben Togher.

Exchanges were fairly even throughout the first period and assistant manager Darren Mackay, who was in charge in the Tennyson dugout in the absence of manager Terry Lawrence, managed to get in a telling word or two at the break.

Tennyson roared back from the start of the second half with some impressive play in midfield, taking the game to the home side.

They got back on level terms with a well taken goal by defender Paul Read. A break down the right saw Alex Padley get in a telling cross that Read finished off in the box.

There was then a key moment in the game when, in a Scamblesby breakaway, ‘keeper Togher made a fine stop. It was not long after that Tennyson got their second, a solo effort by Padley. Cutting in from the left hand side Padley drilled a shot in at the far post to give Tennyson the lead.

It got even better for Caistor when Rob Logan scored the best goal of the game. He initially drove through the middle of the park and then hit a sublime shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 to Caistor and seal the three points.

Scamblesby barely had a sniff in the second half and the win leaves Caistor in third place in the league going into the Christmas and new year break.

Tennyson have their next fixture on Saturday January 4 when they visit neighbours Kirmington for a local derby.