An injury time goal denied league leaders Holbeach United on Tuesday night as they drew 1-1 at S & L Corby, while Deeping Rangers thrashed Bourne Town 5-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Hinchingbrooke Cup.
Bidding to go 18 points clear of second-placed St Ives Town, Holbeach bossed their hosts for the majority of the game at Occupation Road.
But they had to wait 85 minutes for a breakthrough – and how. Andy Toyne, on as a second-half substitute for the injured Rob Hughes, rifled a stunning 20-yard strike into the top corner for what looked like another late winner.
However, hots Corby came out of their shell in the closing stages and grabbed an unlikely leveller deep into stoppage time when Paul Caswell beat an on-rushing Michael Emery to a long ball and rolled into the empty net.
Although the draw moves John Chand’s sude 16 points clear at the summit, it’ll feel like two points lost for them.
Meanwhile, Deeping breezed past South Lincolnshire rivals Bourne at the Abbey Lawn.
Goals from Ciaran Holt (35), Simon Ashton (53), Alex Beck (54), Matt Heron (61) and Tom James (63) eased Tuncay Korkmaz’s charges into the last four – and kept their last remaining hope of silverware alive.
More on both games in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.