There was a clean sweep of wins in league and cup action today for Spalding United, Holbeach United, Deeping Rangers and Bourne Town.
The Tulips scored a morale-boosting 1-0 win over title contenders Sutton Coldfield Town in a crucial Evo-Stik Division One South match at Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.
Former Holbeach United striker Matty Nolan scored on his debut for Spalding to secure their first win in five league and cup matches.
A Lee Dube hat-trick wasn’t enough to give Holbeach a win over UCL Division One side Olney Town in the third round of the UCL KO Cup at Carter’s Park.
It took an extra time goal from Matty Warfield to send the Tigers through to a quarter final tie at home against another Division One side, Potton United, on a date to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, Deeping Rangers made it consecutive Saturday wins in the UCL Premier with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Northampton Sileby Rangers at the Haydon Witham Stadium.
Rangers’ skipper Spencer Tinkler gave his side the lead from the penalty spot before Sileby equalised after Deeping central defender Joe Braithwaite conceded a spot-kick.
But substitute Ian Ward scored on the hour mark with his first touch of the game after coming on as a substitute.
In UCL Division One, Bourne Town hit Irchester United for six, without reply, in a 6-0 win at Alfred Street that overturned a 7-3 home loss to the same team on the opening day of the season.
Finally in rugby union, Spalding lost their 20th game of the season after a 45-7 defeat against Market Rasen and Louth at Tyrrells Yard in Cowbit.
In Midlands Four East (South), Deepings suffered their fourth straight defeat with a 25-13 loss to Brackley at Linchfield Road.
TODAY’S RESULTS: EVO-STIK DIVISION ONE SOUTH: Coalville Town 7 Brigg Town 0; Gresley 2 Leek Town 0; Kidsgrove Athletic 2 Carlton Town 4; Lincoln United 0 Chasetown 0; Loughborough Dynamo 0 Market Drayton Town 2; Newcastle Town 1 Mickleover Sports 2; Norton United 4 Romulus 2; Rainworth Miners Welfare 2 Sheffield 3; Spalding United 1 Sutton Coldfield Town 0; Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 Stafford Rangers 4; Tividale v Goole P (waterlogged pitch).
UCL KO CUP 3RD ROUND: Holbeach United 4 Olney Town 3 (after extra time).
UCL PREMIER DIVISION: Cogenhoe United 6 Harrowby United 1; Deeping Rangers 2 Northampton Sileby Rangers 1; Desborough Town 0 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 9; Eynesbury Rovers 0 Harborough Town 1; Long Buckby AFC 1 Wisbech Town 4; Oadby Town 5 Boston Town 1; Peterborough Northern Star 1 Newport Pagnell Town 0; Thurnby Nirvana 3 AFC Kempston Rovers 0; Wellingborough Town 7 Huntingdon Town 3.
UCL DIVISION ONE: Blackstones 1 Northampton Spencer 1; Buckingham Town 0 Potton United 3; Irchester United 0 Bourne Town 6; Raunds Town 1 Bugbrooke St Michaels 3; Rothwell Corinthians 9 St Neots Town Youth & Saints 0; Rushden and Higham United 2 Thrapston Town 3; Wellingborough Whitworth 0 Peterborough Sports 1.
CHROMASPORTS & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT LEAGUE: PREMIER DIVISION: Leverington Sports 1 Crowland Town 1; Riverside 2 Holbeach United Res 1; Sawtry 1 Langtoft United 4.
DIVISION ONE: Baston 4 Peterborough ICA Sports Res 1; Coates Athletic Res 3 Sutton Bridge United 1; Langtoft United Res 1 AFC Stanground 4; Long Sutton Athletic 2 Ryhall United 2.
DIVISION TWO: Coates Athletic ‘A’ 1 Crowland Town Res 5; Leverington Sports Res 0 Spalding United Res 3; Pinchbeck United Res 3 Oakham United Res 2.
DIVISION THREE: Baston Res 0 Kings Cliffe Res 0; Spalding Town 9 Riverside Res 1; Tydd St Mary 2 Glinton & Northborough 2.
DIVISION FOUR: Holbeach Bank FC 5 Huntingdon Rovers 0; Sutton Bridge United Res 10 Leverington Sports ‘A’ 2.
DIVISION FIVE: Parkside Res 2 Holbeach United ‘A’ 2; Ryhall United ‘A’ 2 Tydd St Mary Res 6; Whaplode Drove 0 FC Peterborough 2.
RUGBY UNION: MIDLANDS ONE EAST: Bedford Athletic 38 Mansfield 12; Belgrave 12 Kettering 55; Bugbrooke 19 Ilkeston 5; Derby 41 Huntingdon & District 0;
Paviors 38 Newark 8; Spalding 7 Market Rasen & Louth 45; Syston 18 Old Northamptonians 10.
MIDLANDS FOUR EAST SOUTH: Deepings 13 Brackley 25; Old Newtonians 26 Bedford Swifts 22; Sileby Town 40 Stamford College Old Boys 5; St Neots 41 Thorney 32.