UNDER 11: LUCAS Kimpton grabbed a hat-trick as Deeping Blue cruised into the final of the PFA Cup with a 6-0 win against Corby.
Will Robinson, Jack Banham and Harrison Dee were also on target as the brilliant Blues made it 17 wins from 17 games in all competitions so far this season.
That form has seen John Carver’s side open up an eight-point lead at the top of Division Two, secure a place in the last eight of the league cup and a place in the first-ever Under 11 PFA Cup final.
Manager Carver said: “Corby are a decent side and we are the only team to have beaten them this season so we knew it would not be a formality. But we played really well on the day and obviously we are now really looking forward to our third final in as many years.”
FACING Deeping in the PFA Cup final will be Glinton Red who beat Northern Star Blue 3-2 in the other semi-final.
But while Deeping cruised through, the Reds had a much tougher time against their top-flight rivals. Star had Alex Walsh and Jake Waller on target but the Reds squeaked into the final thanks to goals from Matthew Sedgwick, Adam Mayman and Josh Gibbons.
CAMERON Guest delivered a masterclass in finishing as Netherton hammered Kings Cliffe 8-0 in Division One.
Guest scored five times for the league leaders who also had Oliver Foster (2) and Cain Martin on target.
The win leaves the city side a point clear of Deeping but with some tough games to come over the coming weeks, manager Simon Wright is not about to start looking too far ahead.
He said: “We did what we had to do against Kings Cliffe and I thought we finished our chances very well but we have plenty of work to do before we can even start thinking about winning the league title.
“We still have Deeping to play again and Northern Star too so we will be taking it one game at a time.”
RYAN Bointon scored four goals as Werrington kept their Division Three title hopes alive with a 12-2 win at Crowland while in Division Four leaders Leverington beat Malborne 5-1.
Danny Carman scored a hat-trick while Leoun Savage and Tommy Wiles were also on target for Leverington who have now won all 16 of their league games so far.
That form means Nigel Dennis’ side are guaranteed promotion and all but assured of the title despite Holbeach still having a mathematical chance of pipping them to the post.
Dennis said: “Promotion is already guaranteed but mathematically Holbeach can still catch us if they beat us by a cricket score in the final game of the season. So we will not be celebrating until everything is done and dusted.”