Steve Barnes rolled back the years to net a stunning goal as Holbeach United Reserves continued their hot streak in ChromaSport Peterborough Division One on Saturday.
The veteran midfielder opened the scoring in a 4-1 Carter’s Park victory over Stamford Belvedere, which moved the Tigers level on points with leaders AFC Stanground.
Tom Coote (2) and Thomas Brooks also bagged a brace for Omar Joof’s men, who have won nine of their last ten matches.
Sutton Bridge were also winners in Division One, as they edged a thriller with Netherton United Reserves 4-3. Barry Osborn grabbed a double at Memorial Park, with Lee Still and the prolific Nicholas Reims also netting.
Meanwhile, basement boys Moulton Harrox Reserves picked up a 2-2 draw against ICA Sports Reserves at Broad Lane. Aris Placis and Danny Goodard were on target for Harrox, who move onto three points for the season.
Long Sutton Athletic took a break from league action to clinch a 2-1 Champion Shield success over second tier rivals Kings Cliffe.
Matty Cawthorn and Paul Newcombe grabbed the goals for the Magpies at London Road.
In Division Two, a brace from Ryan Wheeler helped Pinchbeck United Reserves win 4-3 at Oundle Town.
Jason Haytree and sub Sam Atkinson also got in on the act for Pinchbeck’s second string.
Crowland Town Reserves enjoyed a cracking away win too. They saw off ICA Sports A 3-2 after goals from Ashton Capes, Craig Keenan and Corban Oldham.
Gedney Hill were also involved in a thriller, as they drew 3-3 at Oakham United Reserves.
Sam Moakes chipped in with two goals, with Chris Brown the other scorer.
Meanwhile, Spalding Town took the local bragging rights with the 6-0 home demolition of Pinchbeck United A – and went top of the table in the process.
Markus Parry and Dave Collingwood both notched twice for Town, with Scott Burrell among the other scorers at The Castle.
Kyle Davis scored twice to help Tydd St Mary draw 3-3 with Baston Reserves. Scott Pemberton grabbed the other goal.
Goals weren’t in short supply for Sutton Bridge United Reserves either.
They won 3-2 at Ryhall United A, with Mark Easey, Bradley Waterfall and sub Joshua Stockdale doing the damage for the visitors.