Saints make final push for play-off spot

Tydd St Mary
Tydd St Mary

Tydd St Mary earned a good point at home against second-placed Eye United on Saturday to keep their Peterborough & District League Division Three play-off hopes alive.

Eye needed a win to help with guaranteed promotion and Tydd are pushing for the last play-off spot.

However, a share of the spoils was probably the right result on the day.

Both sides had half chances in the first 20 minutes but the Saints took the lead when Stu Easey’s free-kick was glanced in by Dale Parnell.

The lead only lasted five minutes, though, as the away side levelled with almost a carbon copy.

The Saints came out in the second half with renewed vigour and when Andy Cook hassled a defender, he won the ball and pulled it back for Tim Lowe to fire home from six yards out.

Tydd held on for only 10 minutes when Eye pulled another goal back and that is how it stayed.

Tydd are now level on points with sixth-placed Thorpe Wood Rangers who have finished their league fixtures.

The Saints have one more game to play at Whittlesey B on Saturday when they need a draw or a win to secure a play-off spot.

Meanwhile, Tydd St Mary face CSKA Young Boys in the King’s Lynn and District Sunday League’s Hardy Sheen Cup final this weekend (1.30pm kick-off).

The rearranged game will be played at Wisbech Town.

CSKA take on England’s Hope in the League Cup final (10.30am kick-off).

Entry is only £3 which covers both games and 50 per cent of the gate receipts will be returned to the clubs.

Tydd warmed up for the ‘Battle of the Fens’ with a 4-2 home defeat in Division Two against Macmillan. Joe Evling-White notched a brace for Tydd.