FOOTBALL: Jones on-target in Tulips win, Deeping go top

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Mark Jones scored a stunner as Spalding United beat Wisbech Town 2-0 to keep their 100 per cent record alive in the UCL Premier Division, while Deeping Rangers went top with a 2-0 win of their own over Sleaford Town.

Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, second-half strikes from Lewis Webb (47) and new signing Jones (90) gave the Tulips a richly-deserved victory.

Webb broke the deadlock two minutes into the second period with a fierce low drive from just inside the box after an astute pull back from Sam Mullarkey.

Striker Jones, who came off the bench for the second game in succession following his move from Gainsborough Trinity, then wrapped up the points in amazing fashion.

The ex-Deeping Rangers ace launched home a belter from fully 40 yards that went in via the far post - quite a way to open his Spalding account.

It’s now seven wins from as many games for Pat Rayment’s men, who are up to second in the table.

Deeping – who have played one game more – are the only side above them after they dispatched county rivals Sleaford at Outgang Road.

Free-scoring defender Spencer Tinkler opened the scoring for the hosts in 45 minutes, before Kev Gilbert sealed the points with a late second.

That’s seven league wins on the trot for Tuncay Korkmaz’s men, who lead the Tulips on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Holbeach United’s derby at Boston Town as postponed after a floodlight failure prior to kick off at Tattershall Road.

More on all of Tuesday’s football in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.