FOOTBALL: Wilson winner settles drab derby

Heads we win: Pinchbeck's Matt Hocking clears his lines on Saturday, while (below) Danny Maddison makes tracks. Photos by NIKKI GRIFFIN
Heads we win: Pinchbeck's Matt Hocking clears his lines on Saturday, while (below) Danny Maddison makes tracks. Photos by NIKKI GRIFFIN

CROWLAND TOWN 0 PINCHBECK UNITED 1 (Wilson 25): IAN Dunn admitted Saturday’s dull derby victory was the stuff title wins are made of.

The Peterborough Premier Division duel at Snowden Field wasn’t one for the neutral, but Luke Wilson’s bundled first-half winner could prove crucial for Pinchbeck come the end of the season.

Snowden Field, Crowland'Football Crowland vs Pinchbeck

Snowden Field, Crowland'Football Crowland vs Pinchbeck

And with title rivals King’s Cliffe and Eye Sports slipping up, United are now well-placed ahead of tomorrow night’s Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field date with Ramsey Town (7.30pm).

A win against the defending champions would send promotion-chasing Pinchbeck back to the top of the pile.

Player/boss Dunn said: “It’s never easy playing there, it must be the smallest pitch in the league. The wind was shocking too.

“But I told the lads that this is the kind of result that wins you titles. Crowland aren’t the strongest side, but they’re capable of springing a shock, especially at home.

“It was a great weekend for us and we want to go back to the top. Playing at Spalding will suit us, the pitch is big and we’ll be able to play our football.”

Keith Gray and Robbie Relf could return to the squad for the Ramsey game, having recovered from injury.

Follow @LFPSport on Twitter for any updates from the Halley Stewart clash.

Pinchbeck: Drury, Clay, Marshall, Hocking, Maddison, McDonnell (Butler 75), Wilson (Kishere 65), Law, Dunn, Gosling. Not used: Roberts.

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