Holders Holbeach United fended off a late comeback to defeat Blackstones 2-1 in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy on Tuesday night.
Liam Tunstall nodded the Tigers ahead inside 30 seconds when he finished off a Curt Yeatman cross at the back post, with Liam Ogden drilling home a clinical second just past the hour following a neat pass from Tom Waumsley.
A 75th-minute penalty from Danny Hotchkiss got Stones back into the tie, but they couldn’t find a late leveller to force extra time.
Elsewhere, Bourne Town’s wait for a first UCL Division One win of the season goes on after a 6-2 loss at St Neots Town Saints.
More football in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.