FOOTBALL: Tigers hold Bucks, Mowbray fires Tulips

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HOLBEACH United ended Long Buckby’s 100 per cent UCL Premier Division record after holding them to a 3-3 draw at Carter’s Park on Saturday, while Simon Mowbray bagged all four goals as Spalding United won 4-1 at Daventry United.

The Tigers, who led 2-1 at half-time, came within a whisker of shattering Buckby’s unbeaten run completely, but were pegged back by an injury-time leveller.

Ash Stevens (2) and Luke Kennedy got the goals for John Chand’s side, while the visitors were reduced to ten men in the second half.

The draw ensures Holbeach finish 2011 in second place in the table. They are back in action on Monday, as they welcome St Ives to Carter’s Park (3pm).

Meanwhile, Spalding bounced back from their Boxing Day humbling with a fine victory at Daventry.

It was all about Mowbray, who broke his away duck for the season with a four-some showing at Communications Park.

The striker’s heroics ensured a maiden win for caretaker boss Bob Don-Duncan and his assistant Danny Hussey. Next up for the Tulips is a trip to Sleaford Town in Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Friday night’s game between Deeping Rangers and St Ives was rained off.

See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for reaction from the weekend football.

RESULTS

UCL Premier Division: Blackstones 1 Northampton Spencer 2; Boston Town 2 Thrapston Town 1; Daventry United 1 Spalding United 4; Holbeach United 3 Long Buckby 3; Newport Pagnell Town 5 Sleaford Town 0; Peterborough Northern Star 2 King’s Lynn Town 2; Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 3 Cogenhoe United 4; Yaxley 1 Irchester United 0.