Tigers reserves put in a five-star display

Holbeach United Reserves celebrate one of their goals at Deeping Rangers Reserves
Holbeach United Reserves celebrate one of their goals at Deeping Rangers Reserves
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The focus was on the FA Vase as home wins kept Deeping Rangers and Holbeach United on the road to Wembley.

But their reserve teams were also battling it out for points on Saturday afternoon in the Premier Division of the Peterborough and District League.

The Tigers’ second string ran out 5-0 away winners thanks to Jonny Wiggins (2), Matthew Cawthorn and substitutes Thomas Brooks and Jack Smith.

Player-manager Ian Dunn was on target as Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 in the top-of-the-table clash away to league leaders Coates Athletic.

Crowland Town shared four goals with Peterborough Sports Reserves as Leigh Crane and Virginijus Simkus secured a point.

Two goals in the final 10 minutes from Peterborough ICA Sports denied Langtoft United a fifth successive victory – although the draw at least preserved the Vikings’ unbeaten run after Dan Evans and Talal Karama had opened up a 2-0 lead.

Langtoft manager Phil Gadsby said: “It was hard to know how to react after the game.

“In one respect I was disappointed that we had let a two-goal lead slip but on the other hand we were under some serious pressure in the second half and ICA had some good chances.

“I feel we were let down by a few of the lads in the second half who didn’t have the energy needed to help protect the defence, who were superb, as was Robbie Virgin.

“After being beaten by ICA early on in the season we knew it would be a tough game so all in all I’m happy with a point and it keeps our unbeaten run going to five games.”

Moulton Harrox went down 1-0 at home to Stilton United.

Division Two pacesetters Spalding United Reserves hit double figures past Thorney Reserves.

Edgaras Buzas led the way with four goals and substitute Jack Wycherley added two with the tally completed by Adam Braybrook, Jamie Casey, Thomas Coaten and Jake Farrell.

Spalding Town – on top of the Division Three table – won 4-1 at home to Peterborough Sports A courtesy of Gary Booth, Tomasz Rabiega, Martin Sandall and Ryan Wheeler.