FOOTBALL: Four-star Tigers go second, bore draw for Tulips, Deeping denied

Scramble: Deeping keeper James Doughty attempts to clear house in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Newport Pagnell. Photo by MIKE DAVISON
Scramble: Deeping keeper James Doughty attempts to clear house in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Newport Pagnell. Photo by MIKE DAVISON
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FREE-SCORING Holbeach United jumped back into the UCL Premier Division’s top two with a 4-2 victory at Northampton Spencer on Saturday, while Spalding United were held 0-0 at Yaxley and Deeping Rangers drew 1-1 with Newport Pagnell.

With Long Buckby being held 1-1 at Cogenhoe United, two first-half penalty kicks from Luke Kennedy and Andrew Tidswell’s brace after the break eased Holbeach back above the title favourites into second.

Having scored four in Holbeach’s 10-1 demolition of Spencer in the Carter’s Park reverse, Tidswell now has six goals against them in two games this season.

It’s the second win on the spin for John Chand’s side too, who are still bang on course for at least third place.

It wasn’t so exciting at Leading Drove, as the Tulips picked up a second 0-0 draw on the spin – quite a rare feat at this level.

However, with both coming against teams in the bottom three, it’s more like four points lost than two gained for caretaker manager Bob Don-Duncan and his assistant Danny Hussey.

The spoils were shared at Outgang Road too, although Deeping will feel a little aggrieved not to have walked away with all three points.

Richard Armstrong’s freak opener – which went in off Rangers keeper James Doughty after hitting the bar – put Pagnell ahead early on, but Matt Heron’s close-range leveller just before the break was more than deserved for the hosts.

Flying forward Josh Moreman went close on numerous occasions after the interval, but Tuncay Korkmaz’s mean couldn’t find a deserved winner.

Down in Division One, Bourne Town picked up a decent 2-2 draw at Burton Park Wanderers.

On-song Jason Kilbride bagged both for the Wakes, including a 25-yard screamer. That’ seven goals in six games for the Bourne ace.

Elsewhere, there was mixed news for Peterborough League duo Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox in the last eight of the Lincs Junior Cup.

Ian Dunn’s Pinchbeck, who visited hotly-tipped Skegness United, booked their place in the semi-finals with a fantastic 2-1 success. Both goals came from Andy Law, with one being a penalty.

Moulton won’t be joining them in the last four though, having slipped to a 2-1 loss at Market Rasen. Martin Gordon struck their goal.

Staying in the Peterborough League, Deeping Rangers Reserves won 2-0 at Leverington Sports in the Premier Division with Ben Leisner

and Thomas Waumsley on target.

See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for more on the weekend football.

RESULTS

UCL Premier Division: Blackstones 2 Desborough Town 1; Cogenhoe United 1 Long Buckby 1; Deeping Rangers 1 Newport Pagnell Town 1; Irchester United 1 St Ives Town 1; King’s Lynn Town 2 AFC Kempston Rovers 0; Northampton Spencer 2 Holbeach United 4; Sleaford Town 1 Thrapston Town 0; Wellingborough Town 2 S & L Corby 6; Yaxley 0 Spalding United 0.

UCL Division One: Buckingham Town 1 Eynesbury Rovers 1; Burton Park Wanderers 2 Bourne Town 2; Northampton ON Chenecks 3 Northampton Sileby Rangers 2; Potton United 0 Huntingdon Town 4; Raunds Town 2 Rothwell Town 0; Rushden & Higham United 3 Rothwell Corinthians 3.

Lincs Junior Cup: Quarter-final: Market Rasen 2 Moulton Harrox 1; Skegness 1 Pinchbeck United 2; Horncastle Town 3 Kirton Town 1.

Boston & District League: Premier Division: Old Dons 1 Skegness Town Res 4; Old Leake 4 Woodhall Spa Utd 0; Pointon 3 Billinghay Athletic 4; Swineshead Institute 3 Tavern Colts 3; Wyberton 0 Spilsby Town 2. Division One: Benington 5 Holbeach Bank 2; Billinghay Athletic Res 3; Mareham United 2 Boston Utd Community 0; Fishtoft 5 Coningsby 0; Spalding Harriers 2 Sutterton 2; Wainfleet Utd 7. Division Two: Mareham Utd Reserves 1 Wrangle Utd 5; Nelson 1 Park Utd 2; Tydd St Mary 10 FC Kirton 2; Westside Rangers 2 Fosdyke 0. Division Three: Fosdyke Reserves 8 Pointon A 1; Holbeach Bank Reserves 4 Spalding Harriers Res 1; Kirton Town Reserves 1 FC Hammers 0; Queen’s Rangers 3 Old Dons Res 1.

Main Ridge Take Away Reserve Cup: Quarter-finals: Freiston Reserves 3 Tavern Colts 2; Spilsby Town Res 4 Woodhall Spa Utd Res 1; Pointon Res 1 Fishtoft Res 0; Wyberton Res 2 Coningsby Res 2 (Wyberton won 4-3 on pens).

• Peterborough and District League results still TBC.