Football: Hat-trick for Tennyson against Mablethorpe

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High flying Caistor Tennyson FC played some of their best football of the season when they comfortably saw off Mablethorpe in a cup encounter.

Tennyson took the initiative from the start and played some fine flowing football through the midfield areas.

The seasiders did try to catch Caistor on the break, but their attacks were snuffed out easily by the impressive Caistor back line.

The opening goal came midway through the first half.

Tricky winger Andy Belt used his skills to jink past his marker using a skilful drag back and worked his way into the penalty box, before being upended for an obvious penalty the referee had no doubt in giving.

Belt got up and dusted himself down before dispatching his spot kick past the Mablethorpe keeper with little difficulty.

The advantage to Caistor remained, but they could not add to their tally before half time.

After the break, Mablethorpe gradually tired and it was two goals from ace marksman Luke Clifford that put the game beyond Mablethorpe.

His first came when he sent a looping header over the keeper and high into the net, while his second was a 15-yard snap shot.

Tennyson had no trouble hanging on to their lead and, while Clifford will again take the plaudits for his goalscoring prowess, there were good performances all over the park from Caistor.

Strong at the back were central defenders Aaron Ford and Nathan Harris, while the trickery of Bent was evident further forward.

Tennyson, who now resume their league campaign, lie second behind Sutton in the East Lincs Combination League Division 2.

Sutton, who inflicted upon Tennyson their only defeat of the season last month, have a one point advantage, but Tennyson have a game in hand of the seaside outfit.