FOOTBALL: Caistor take winning league form into cup

Caistor Tennyson 4-0 Legbourne

Caistor Tennyson got back into action after the snow and continued their league form in the Junior Challenge Cup 1st Round encounter at home to Legbourne.

An easy 4-0 win was the result of Caistor overcoming difficult conditions better than their opponents.

With the ground having recovered well from the snow and heavy rain, Tennyson began the game kicking into a strong blustery wind and soon found conditions hard in which to play their usual free flowing passing game.

The conditions were such that it soon became apparent this was going to be a game of attrition.

From the outset it was clear that the in-form Tennyson defence was going to be up to the challenge.

There were some chances but no goals as the game settled down in the first half, but just before the half time break Tennyson had a 10 minute purple patch when suddenly everything clicked and two well taken goals by Mike Kelly and Andy Belt settled nerves.

Action suddenly switched to the Tennyson goalmouth and there quickly followed a fantastic save from keeper Ben Togher.

The second half was a much more open affair, though Tennyson were generally in complete control.

Two further goals soon came, Ryan Allen making it 3-0 and then a second for Andy Belt.

Ben Young at the back and Luke Williams in the centre of the park had excellent games and there was also a telling contribution from full back Kieran Togher.

Best still was that the Tennyson performance was a great all round team effort. Special mention must be made to Andy French, who came on up front with 20 minutes to play and was in the heart of all the action.

Caistor now progress into the next round of the cup with no one to fear.