CUP DOUBLE: Holbeach United Sunday celebrate winning the Spalding and District Sunday League's Knockout Cup at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – one week after lifting the Lincs Sunday Cup. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Sunday Tigers battle back clinch Knockout Cup and second part of potential treble

Treble-chasing Holbeach United Sunday needed extra time to defeat Sutton Bridge United Sunday 4-2 as they lifted their second trophy in as many weekends.

The Tigers were crowned Spalding and District Sunday League Knockout Cup champions at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, one week after landing the Lincs FA Sunday Cup.

However, a shock looked to be on the cards when Adam Thompson scored either side of half time to put league leaders Sutton Bridge 2-0 to the good.

Co-player/boss Josh Ford – who came on at half-time – pulled one back, before Daz Edey headed home to force extra time.

Bridge tired in the additional period and were made to pay by further strikes from Ford and Billy Smith as Holbeach clinched the crown.

Co-player/boss Tim Cole said: “We turned up to the game far too confident and had already decided certain players were only playing certain amount of minutes with games for UCL sides on the Monday.

“This backfired hugely and was definitely a learning curve for Josh and I because Sutton Bridge were up for it from the word go and worked very hard.

“However, we were delighted with the win and second trophy of the season.

“With it being such a close game it definitely felt like we earned it and once again it shows what good mates we all are by sticking together and digging in to get the result.

“But full credit must go to Sutton Bridge.

“That’s two down, one to go for treble and all the lads are definitely up for it and hungry to achieve it.”

Sunday Tigers: Dickinson, Nicholson, Clay, John Smith, Powley, Gilbertson, Drury, Fairweather, B Smith, Edey, Grimwood. Subs: Ford, Crane, Baker, F McKeown.

Spalding Sunday League

Results (Sun): Jubilee 2 Punchbowl Tigers 3; Mulberry 1 South Holland United FC Clarets 1.

Fixtures (Sun, 10.30am): Mulberry v Holbeach Utd Sunday; Sutton Bridge Sunday v Jubilee.

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