FOOTBALL: Ten-man Holbeach United edge nine-goal thriller

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  • ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division - Holbeach United 5 Huntingdon Town 4
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Holbeach United maintained their unbeaten start to the league season in a nine-goal thriller at Carter’s Park.

The Tigers moved up to third place after edging out Huntingdon Town 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Having gone behind on the counter-attack, Holbeach hit back through Spencer Tinkler, Jake Clitheroe and Nick Jackson.

But Jackson’s own-goal was soon followed by an equaliser, only for Josh Ford to restore the home advantage from the penalty spot following deliberate handball.

Aaron Eyett restored the two-goal lead before skipper Jamie Stevens was sent off for the second time this season.

Huntingdon converted the retaken spot-kick after Rick Drury saved the first shot but Holbeach held on for a fifth league win out of six games.

The Tigers are at home to Oadby Town on Saturday.

RESULTS

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Knockout Cup first round: Buckingham 1 Lutterworth 3 (Lutterworth away to Whitworth).

Premier Division: Holbeach 5 Huntingdon 4, Sleaford 0 Peterborough Sports 1.

Reserve Knockout Cup first round: Thrapston 1 Bugbrooke St Michaels 2 (Bugbrooke St Michaels away to Eynesbury or ON Chenecks).