The opening day of the 2015/16 UCL Premier and Division One seasons brought a mixed bag of results for Holbeach United, Deeping Rangers and Bourne Town.
But the headlines belong to Holbeach United prospect Jordan Keeble who scored a hat-trick for Tigers’ Reserves in a 5-2 win against Stilton United at Carter’s Park in the Peterborough & District Football League Premier Division.
In sharp contrast, a last-minute penalty from Jake Bettles spelt heartbreak for the Tigers first team who lost 1-0 at the S6 Stadium in Northamptonshire.
Meanwhile, Deeping let a lead slip at the Haydon Witham Stadium where Sileby Rangers grabbed a 1-1 draw, despite having winger Brian Farrell sent off.
Scott Coupland opened the scoring for Rangers from the penalty spot midway through the first half before Liam Fairlamb drove home a 20-yard screamer just a minute into the second period.
After the match, Goode said: “I was disappointed with the result and disappointed with the second half performance.
“We can do a lot better than that, but if we win against Huntingdon Town on Tuesday, it’ll give us four points out of six which is an okay start to the season.”
There were no such problems at the Abbey Lawn where Bourne Town laid down a marker for their UCL Division One opponents with a comfortable 3-0 win over Buckingham Town.
Tyler Sculthorpe and Joe Moore-Papworth gave the Wakes a 2-0 lead before half time and Sculthorpe added a third two minutes before the final whistle.
Bourne boss Rafa Mazzarella said: “I didn’t think we were that good but we scored at the right times, kept a clean sheet and never looked in any danger.
I didn’t think we were that good but we scored at the right times, kept a clean sheet and never looked in any danger.Bourne Town manager Rafa Mazzarella
In pre-season action, Spalding United lost their final pre-season game before next week’s Evo-Stik Division One South opener at Romulus, going down 2-0 at Skegness Town.
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division: AFC Kempston Rovers 3 Yaxley 0, Boston Town 4 Oadby Town 2, Deeping Rangers 1 Sileby Rangers 1, Desborough Town 1 Holbeach United 0; Eynesbury Rovers 4 Harborough Town 0, Kirby Muxloe 0 Peterborough Northern Star 0, Leicester Nirvana 4 Wellingborough Town 1, Northampton Spencer 1 Harrowby United 1, Rothwell Corinthians 3 Huntingdon Town 0, Sleaford Town 4 Cogenhoe United 2, Wisbech Town 3 Newport Pagnell Town 2.
Division One: Bourne Town 3 Buckingham Town 0, Burton Park Wanderers 2 Blackstones 3, Olney Town 5 Rushden and Higham United 3, Peterborough Sports 9 (NINE) Irchester United 0, Raunds Town 0 Northampton ON Chenecks 0, St Neots Town Saints 2 Long Buckby AFC 6, Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 2 Bugbrooke St Michaels 0,
Wellingborough Whitworth 0 Oakham United 3, Woodford United 1 Thrapston Town 5.
Reserve Division: Cogenhoe 1 Wellingborough Whitworth 1, Harborough 0 Irchester 1, Huntingdon 1 ON Chenecks 1, Northern Star 3 Olney 1, Rushden & Higham 2 Rothwell 1, Bugbrooke 4 Raunds 1 (PLAYED FRIDAY).
ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough & District Football League Premier Division: Holbeach United Res 5 Stilton United 2, Ketton 4 AFC Stanground 0, Leverington Sports 0 Peterborough Sports Res 5, inchbeck United 2 Netherton United 2, Sawtry 1 Deeping Rangers Res 3, Uppingham Town 0 Thorney 0.
Division One: Kings Cliffe 2 Wisbech Town Res 1, Long Sutton Athletic 1 Stamford Belvedere 1, Netherton United Res 1 Stamford Lions 3, Peterborough ICA Sports Res 3 Baston 0, Spalding United Res 1 Oundle Town 3, Whittlesey Athletic Res 2 Moulton Harrox Res 0, Wittering 5 Warboys Town 1.
Friendly: Skegness Town 2 Spalding United 0.