Gavin McPartlin’s 35th-minute strike fired Crowland Town to a 1-0 ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division triumph at rivals Pinchbeck United on Saturday.
In a game of few chances, the Crowland ace flicked home from a free-kick from eight yards to settle the Knight Street derby.
Jack Wycherley, Oli Gedney and Aidan Moore all went close for Pinchbeck after the break, but Crowland held firm to seal the points.
Pinchbeck’s Gary Coomes said: “This was a game we really should have got something out of – and the guys can count themselves unlucky that they came away with nothing.
“The disappointment in the dressing room was evident and it’s obvious that the guys are going in the right direction.”
Elsewhere in the top flight, Ben Allen struck twice as Moulton Harrox cruised to a 4-0 win at Stilton United.
Martin Sandall and Joe Townsend completed the scoring for Harrox, who had treble-winner Dan Woods back in their line-up.
Deeping Rangers Reserves also found their scoring touch in a 4-1 home victory over Coates Athletic.
In Division One, Paul Newcombe’s hat-trick steered Long Sutton Athletic to a 5-0 success over Farcet United. James Ward and Alan Burch were the other scorers.
There was a six-goal thriller at Broad Lane, where Holbeach United Reserves and Moulton Harrox Reserves drew 3-3. Dan Goddard, Dom Goddard and Aris Placis netted for Moulton.