Seven up for nine-man Holbeach United

Holbeach manager Tom Roberts
Holbeach manager Tom Roberts
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Jamie Stevens and Josh Ford were sent off as Holbeach United crashed to a seventh successive defeat.

They were both dismissed before the break at Leicester Nirvana who remain on top of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

With one game to go in the title race, Nirvana are ahead of AFC Kempston Rovers on goal-difference.

That advantage was extended by tonight’s 7-0 demolition of the Tigers - even though the home team missed a penalty following Stevens’ red card.

Matt Melbourne opened the scoring and, after Ford was given his marching orders for a professional foul, Shaquille Master doubled the lead.

In the second half Melbourne completed his hat-trick with Nirvana adding further goals from Reece Morris, Master and Jordan Nelson.

Meanwhile, Harrowby United completed their home programme with a victory but Deeping Rangers’ season can’t end quickly enough after a 2016 downturn in fortunes.

Matt Clarke’s goal on the half-hour mark had the Arrows ahead at the interval then Stefan Bilyk’s brace after 63 and 69 minutes wrapped up the victory.

EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

First Division South play-off semi-final: Coalville 5 Basford 0.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: AFC Kempston 3 Eynesbury 0, Harrowby 3 Deeping 0, Leicester Nirvana 7 Holbeach 0, Oadby 2 Harborough 3, Rothwell Corinthians 2 Desborough 1, Wellingborough 0 Cogenhoe 3, Wisbech 3 Kirby Muxloe 0.

Division One: Burton Park Wanderers 0 Long Buckby 2, Whitworth 0 Irchester 0.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Premier Division: Holbeach Res 0 Peterborough ICA Sports 1, Pinchbeck 2 Leverington Sports 0, Stilton 0 Whittlesey 2, Thorney 1 Langtoft 0.

Division One: Moulton Harrox Res 1 Sutton Bridge 1.

Division Two: Crowland Res 2 Spalding Town 1, Ketton Res 3 Oakham Res 3.

Division Four: Brotherhood Sports 1 AFC Stanground Res 8, Stamford Belvedere Res 0 Rutland DR 3, Warboys Res 3 Parkside 0.