FOOTBALL: Tidswell nets first Tulips goal in Coalville draw

MAIDEN STRIKE: Andrew Tidswell
MAIDEN STRIKE: Andrew Tidswell
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Andrew Tidswell opened his Spalding United account in a 1-1 draw at Coalville Town on Tuesday night, while Deeping Rangers held Stamford 2-2 at Outgang Road.

Higher-graded hosts Coalville took the lead early in the second period when Anthony Carney nodded past Michael Duggan from close range.

But Tidswell, who won the UCL Premier Division’s golden boot with Holbeach United last term, bagged the first goal of his second stint with the Tulips from a trademark free-kick to earn Pat Rayment’s side a draw.

Spalding are back in action at home to Moulton Harrox tomorrow (Thursday) night (7.45pm).

Deeping, meanwhile, were spot-on to secure a share of the spoils with Step Three visitors Stamford. Spencer Tinkler (9) and Craig Parker (61) both netted from the spot for Tuncay Korkmaz’s men.

Tonight’s football sees Holbeach United visit South Holland neighbours Pinchbeck United (7pm).

More on the pre-season football in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.