FOOTBALL: Spalding equal United Counties League record

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League leaders Spalding United equalled Long Buckby’s UCL record of consecutive victories at the start of a season when they trumphed 4-1 at fifth placed Yaxley this afternoon.

But it was not such good news for second placed Deeping Rangers, who lost in the league for the first time since the opening day of the season, going down 2-1 at on-form Wellingborough Town.

Spalding celebrate their equaliser this afternoon.

Spalding celebrate their equaliser this afternoon.

Yaxley had given the Tulips a tough game at the Sir Halley Stewart Field earlier in the season and scored first through former Holbeach United striker Jamie Graham after 20 minutes. However, Jamie Thurlbourne, who has rejoined the club from Newmarket Town, equalised in the 35th minute and it was all square at half time.

Andrew Tidswell scored his 29th goal of a prolific season to give Spalding a 66th minute lead and strike partner Mark Jones wrapped up the points in the 86th minute. And there was still time for Tidswell to make it 30 for the campaign in the dying seconds.

High-scoring Deeping found themselves drawing 0-0 at Wellingborough at the break. However, with resurgent Holbeach without a game this afternoon, another one of their former strikers was on the mark when Jason Turner headed in his 21st goal of the season from Damon Herbert’s cross to put Wellingborough 1-0 up.

Josh Moreman equalised for Rangers 12 minutes later and the visitors then dominated proceedings, only for Michael Boyle-Chong to score an 85th minute winner against the run of play for the Doughboys.

In the UCL Division One KO Cup Bourne Town went down 2-1 at high-flying Luttwerworth Athletic.

In the premier division of the Peterborough League Moulton Harrox stay fourth after thrashing Oakham United 7-2.Deeping Rangers Reserves stay in mid-table after a 3-1 home defeat to Uppingham Town, Pinchbeck United slip to within a place of the relegation area after a 3-0 home reverse to title-chasing Netherton United and Crowland Town secured a very good 1-1 draw at Riverside.

Results:

United Counties League premier division: AFC Kempston Rovers 6, Northampton Sileby Rangers 2; Cogenhoe United 1, Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 0; Huntingdon Town 3, Harborough Town 0; Long Buckby AFC 1, Boston Town 0; Newport Pagnell Town 3, Peterborough Northern Star 2; Sleaford Town 1, AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2; Wellingborough Town 2, Deeping Rangers 1; Wisbech Town 3, Desborough Town 0; Yaxley 1, Spalding United 4.

Division one: Buckingham Tow 2, Oadby Town 4; Harrowby United 0, Eynesbury Rovers 2; Olney Town 2, Blackstones 4; Potton United 2, Rothwell Corinthians 1; Thrapston Town 3, Bugbrooke St Michaels 0; Woodford United 0, St Neots Town Saints 8; Irchester United 1, Wellingborough Whitworth 1. Knockout Cup: Lutterworth Athletic 2, Bourne Town 1.

Peterborough League premier division: Coates Athletic 4, Ramsey Town 1; Deeping Rangers Reserves 1, Uppingham Town 3; King’s Lynn Town Reserves 6, Whittlesey Blue Star 0; Moulton Harrox 7, Oakham United 2; Parson Drove 92 0, Whittlesey United 6; Pinchbeck United 0, Netherton United 3; Riverside 1, Crowland Town 1; Sawtry 0, Peterborough ICA Sports 3; Stilton United 3, Leverington Sports 3.

Division one: AFC Stanground 2, Holbeach United Reserves 2; Peterborough ICA Sports Reserves 2, Moulton Harrox Reserves 1; Sutton Bridge United 2, Stamford Belvedere 2; Thorney 6, Long Sutton Athletic 1.

Division two: Coates Athletic Reserves 3, Pinchbeck United Reserves 1; Guyhirn 2, Gedney Hill 5; Langtoft United Reserves 4, Crowland Town Reserves 2; Leverington Sports Reserves 0, Baston 4.

Intermediate Shield: Wittering 4, Long Sutton Athletic Reserves 2 (AET).

Division four: Ryhall United A 3, Spalding Town 7; Tydd St Mary 5, Sutton Bridge Reserves 0.

League Shield: Baston Reserves 9, Pinchbeck United A 0.

Division five: Thorpe Wood Rangers 4, Whaplode Drove 5.