Tigers off the mark - Wednesday results

Action from Holbeach's defeat at Desborough on Saturday. Photo by Steve Relf
Action from Holbeach's defeat at Desborough on Saturday. Photo by Steve Relf

UCL Premier Division - Holbeach United 2 Sleaford Town 0

Strike pair Josh Ford and Andrew Tidswell fired Holbeach United to their first win of the season on Wednesday night.

They found the net in the final 20 minutes at Carter’s Park to see off Sleaford Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Premier Division.

Following Saturday’s last-gasp defeat at Desborough Town, the Tigers were heading for another frustrating result until Ford won and converted a penalty.

The advantage was doubled by Tidswell thanks to an assist from substitute Jake Clitheroe down the left flank.

The Tigers take on Ely City at Carter’s Park in the FA Cup extra preliminary round on Saturday.

The Cambridgeshire club opened their campaign in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League with a 3-1 home defeat to King’s Lynn Town’s reserves on Tuesday night.

The winners will receive £1,500 and in the preliminary round go to Wisbech Town or Diss Town on August 29.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Holbeach 2 Sleaford 0.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Premier Division: Netherton 2 Peterborough Sports Res 3.

Division One: Baston 4 Wittering 2, Langtoft Res 2 Stamford Belvedere 3, Moulton Harrox Res 0 Long Sutton 4, Peterborough ICA Sports Res 0 Whittlesey Res 1, Spalding Res 2 Stamford Lions 1, Wisbech Res 3 Sutton Bridge 2.