LOCAL FOOTBALL: Improving Pinchbeck praised after draw

WHAPLODE DROVE: Pictured in their new strip, sponsored by GHS Sand and Gravel and Monksview Demolition are (back, from left) ' Lee Jackson, Mark Booth, Wesley Duggett, Alan French, Michael French, Stephan Lambert, Adam Boggiss, Robin Mansfield, front - Jake Baines, Danny Cole, Sam Harris, Craig Clarke, Lee Horwood, Chris King and Bradley Stupples. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG280913-130TW
WHAPLODE DROVE: Pictured in their new strip, sponsored by GHS Sand and Gravel and Monksview Demolition are (back, from left) ' Lee Jackson, Mark Booth, Wesley Duggett, Alan French, Michael French, Stephan Lambert, Adam Boggiss, Robin Mansfield, front - Jake Baines, Danny Cole, Sam Harris, Craig Clarke, Lee Horwood, Chris King and Bradley Stupples. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG280913-130TW

Much-improved Pinchbeck United earned a 2-2 draw with Oakham United in the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday.

After last week’s disappointing Lincs Cup exit, United came from behind to lead 2-1 at Knight Street through Jonny Butler and man-of-the-match Luke Harrison.

But Michael Nelson latched onto a long clearance to secure a leveller for the visitors, ensuring the honours were even.

Joint-boss Gary Coomes said: “This was a much more composed performance this week and although we did not win the game. I was happy with the effort and shape that the team kept.

“I saw a much improved effort and this was a good way to go in to a tough game against Whittlesey United next week.”

Pinchbeck: Dawson, Eyett, Gardner Coddington, Moore, Gedney, Harrison, Roberts, Buzas, Cartlidge (Clare 50) Butler.

• Defending Premier Division champions Moulton Harrox eased to a 3-0 home success over Stilton United at Broad Lane.

Ben Allen, Bobby Patterson and Tom Gosling were the scorers for Harrox, who stay seventh in the standings.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Crowland Town slipped to a 2-0 defeat at ICA Sports.

In Division One, Steve Barnes and Gary Chappell were among the goals to give Holbeach United Reserves a 3-0 home victory over Moulton Harrox Reserves at Carter’s Park. Omar Joof’s Tigers stay fourth, with Harrox bottom.

James Ward netted twice to help Long Sutton Athletic see off Kings Cliffe 3-1 at London Road, with sub Matt Cawthorn the other scorer.

Sutton Bridge United were beaten 4-2 at home by Ketton, despite goals from Matt Eaton and Matt Stancer.

Elsewhere, it was a good day for Spalding Town in Division Four.

They romped to a 4-0 triumph at Leverington Sports A thanks to a brace from Freddie Lambert and strikes from subs Josh Faulkner and Josh McGuire.

In Division Five, Tydd St Mary Res won 4-0 at Whaplode Drove after goals from Scott Pemberton (2), Tom Cherney and sub Joe Johnson.