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Pinchbeck fail to make game in hand count with loss at Wellingborough




Pinchbeck United suffered their 20th league defeat of the season after a 2-0 loss at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night.

The Knights had chances, particularly in the first half, to score at the Dog and Duck Stadium on an evening when just one out of four scheduled United Counties League Premier Division games went ahead due to the weather.

Player-manager Ian Dunn made four changes to the Pinchbeck side that lost 2-1 at Sleaford Town on Saturday, with Odie Wason, Patryk Kacirek, Ewan Fieldhouse and Corey Kingston replacing Jamie Gaukroger, Connor Eyes, Adam Richardson and captain Nick Bishop respectively.

Pinchbeck United player-manager Ian Dunn (left, with assistant Jimmy Brattan, came on in the second half at Wellingborough Town.
Pinchbeck United player-manager Ian Dunn (left, with assistant Jimmy Brattan, came on in the second half at Wellingborough Town.

Knights goalkeeper Ross Woolley was called upon as early as the third minute to make a save at close range.

But Kingston then latched onto a long throw after breaking free from a Wellingborough defender, only for his shot to be kept out by the feet of home goalkeeper Lewi Patching.

Another chance came Kingston's way on 20 minutes but after beating his man, the Knights' forward could only aim a weak shot on goal for an easy save.

Pinchbeck United's Patryk Kacirek (in action against Leicester Nirvana) went close to scoring for his side at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night.Photo: SG-231119-128TW.
Pinchbeck United's Patryk Kacirek (in action against Leicester Nirvana) went close to scoring for his side at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night.Photo: SG-231119-128TW.

Then Kacirek was next to have a chance at scoring but he shot over the bar after making a run down the right.

Pinchbeck's missed chances came back to haunt them just minutes before the break when Wellingborough's Sean McBride found space in the box to finish past Woolley.

Dunn brought himself on for the injured Wason in the second half, slotting into the middle of a back three alongside Kane Gilbert and Pinchbeck captain for the night, Dan Worthington.

But with 16 minutes left, the Doughboys doubled their lead when Ryan Lovell turned onto a ball in the box and shot past Woolley at his near post.

Dan Worthington wore the captain's armband for Pinchbeck United at Wellingborough Town.
Dan Worthington wore the captain's armband for Pinchbeck United at Wellingborough Town.

The defeat leaves Pinchbeck two points adrift of 19th-placed Sleaford, with a trip to fourth-placed Shepshed Dynamo to come on Saturday.

PINCHBECK: Woolley, Worthington, Wason (sub Dunn 45 mins), Parsons, Gilbert, Kacirek, Gee, Finlay, Fieldhouse (sub Shores 75 mins), Bayly, Kingston.Subs not used: Krashiqi, Minchella.


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