FOOTBALL: Goodhand stunner settles fiery derby

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HOLBEACH UTD 3 (Johnson 20, Kennedy pen 53, Goodhand 90) SPALDING UTD 2 (Smith 73, Bolland 88): PAUL Goodhand’s injury-time screamer secured the South Holland bragging rights for Holbeach in a fiery derby at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night.

The midfield maestro blasted home a sensational free-kick from way out on the right to deny the Tulips a point, after Pat Rayment’s side had battled back from 2-0 down.

A sumptuous Chris Johnson finish and Luke Kennedy’s cool penalty looked to have the Tigers home and dry in the ‘South Holland clasico’, but Greg Smith’s close-range finish gave Spalding hope and set up a grandstand finish.

With Holbeach looking increasingly nervy, Simon Bolland bundled home what was ultimately a deserved levelled two minutes from time.

But substitute Goodhand had the final word, picking out the far bottom corner with a strike fit to clinch any game.

Tempers boiled over at the final whistle, with the two sides clashing as they left the field and went down the tunnel.

A full report and reaction to follow.