FOOTBALL: Brave Tigers lose to leaders, Tulips fall further behind

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HOLBEACH United’s four-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night as UCL Premier Division leaders St Neots Town handed them a 4-2 reverse, while Spalding United are now 15 points from Evo-Stik League First Division South safety.

The Tigers put up a good fight against the free-scoring Saints, but fell behind on 42 minutes when Jan Jacob struck.

Ex-Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore then put the game to bed with a double (61 & 73), before Shaun Keeble (75) pulled one back for John Chand’s side.

There was still time for Jacob (85) to grab his second for St Neots, while Cameron Mawer netted a last-gasp consolation for the Tigers.

In UCL Division One, Bourne Town were also handed a defeat. Goals from Leigh Chapman (21) and Wayne Brown (79) secured Burton Park Wanderers a 2-0 Abbey Lawn success.

Meanwhile, Rainworth Miners Welfare’s 3-1 victory over Rushall Olympic all but confirmed the Tulips’ relegation.

Andy Stanhope’s side have seven games left to launch the most unlikely of escapes.