FOOTBALL: Allen hatrick eases Caistor into next round of cup

Ryan Allen
Ryan Allen

Caistor Tennyson 4

Burgh Town 0

Caistor Tennyson took a break from the league in the East Lincolnshire Combination to play in the second round of the Junior Challenge Cup.

Burgh Town were the opposition and Caistor went 
in to the game full of confidence and optimistic of another win.

Burgh lie a league below Tennyson in second place in Division 4 and in the end it was comfortable enough at 4-0 in a game played on another good Brigg Road surface.

Tennyson got off to a flying start and it was the in-form Ryan Allen who was to make all the headlines yet again. The freescoring striker hit the ground running in the first half with two goals.

It was mostly one way traffic as Allen terrorised the opposition defence with the Caistor midfield on top from the start and putting together plenty of constructive moves.

There was in truth very little for Caistor ‘keeper Ben Togher to do other than collect the odd long ball upfield.

However after all their domination of the opening 45 minutes things changed after the interval as the second half was a much more open affair. Tennyson though were still in control with the back four looking solid.

The hat-trick goal came finally, Allen making the game safe and Luke Clifford’s excellent work rate was finally rewarded with a goal to seal a 4-0 victory.

This was a great all round team effort from Tennyson with a special mention for Alex Wade at the heart of all the action. Caistor now progress into the next round of the cup against visitors as yet unknown.

In their latest league game in Division 3 Tennyson suffered a setback when 
they lost the local derby 
at second place Kirmington 5-3. Conroy and Jarvis each scored two goals for Kirmington with Wray adding the fourth.

Caistor Tennyson still top the table however on 43 points from their 17 matches played this season.

Kirmington lie second on 31 points but have three games in hand of Tennyson so there is the potential for a tight end of season at the top.