Jamie Graham scored a hat-trick as Deeping Rangers Reserves edged out Langtoft United in the first-ever derby between the clubs in the Peterborough League’s top flight.
Graham, drafted in from the first team as Rangers made a number of changes to the side humiliated 9-1 at Netherton three days earlier, provided the star quality at Outgang Road on Tuesday night.
However, it took a horrific mistake by Langtoft keeper Nathan Symonds on 65 minutes to turn the match Rangers’ way.
With the sides locked at 1-1, there appeared no danger as a tackle 30 yards out sent the ball spinning towards Symonds. But, as he bent down to collect the ball, it somehow slipped through him and dribbled over the line.
That stroke of luck lifted Rangers and five minutes later Graham brilliantly curled a left-footed effort in off the far post from 25 yards out to make it 3-1.
Langtoft found a way back when Dan Jarman headed home from a corner with eight minutes left.
But in the 89th minute Graham, left unmarked on the halfway line, was able to stroll through on goal and complete his hat-trick.
Former Rangers player Calum Parker drove home a consolation third for the Vikings with the final kick of the game.
The defeat marks a fourth straight loss for Langtoft and the second successive match in which they have lost after taking the lead.
That was provided by Ben Porter but Deeping drew level with the last kick of the first half when Graham fired home.
Billy King got the only goal against Holbeach United Reserves as Moulton Harrox claimed their first win after four draws.
Ian Bradbury earned a point for Moulton at Coates Athletic on Saturday.
Crowland Town claimed their first victory, beating Leverington Sports 3-2 with goals from Michael Craig (2) and Ian Walker.
Pinchbeck United are unbeaten as Adam James Abell’s double made it 2-2 at Stilton United.
Tim Lowe’s goal sent Long Sutton Athletic into fourth place in Division One with a derby win at Sutton Bridge United who had come from 2-0 down to share six goals with Oundle Town last weekend. Joe Sutton (2) and Robert Hook were on target.
Baston beat Warboys Town 3-0 courtesy of Tom Horton, Jimmy Younghusband and Greg Rawlinson.
They were 2-0 up through Matthew Medler and Troy Waters but then had Ciaran Reynolds sent off as Kings Cliffe claimed a late equaliser.