FOOTBALL: Tigers on brink of title, Moulton lift Lincs Cup, Tulips win

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Holbeach United are on the brink of the UCL Premier Division title after winning 2-0 at Yaxley on Tuesday night, while Moulton Harrox walloped nine-man Gainsborough Town to lift the Lincs Junior Cup and Spalding United prevailed 2-1 at Shepshed Dynamo.

Starting with the Tigers, goals from Mitch Griffiths (31) and debutant Dubi Ogbonna (55) moved John Chand’s table toppers 14 points clear at the summit and within a win of the league title.

It was a far from straightforward succcess, with the Cuckooks twice hitting the woodwork late on, but Holbeach held on to set up a mouth-watering title shoot-out with second-placed St Ives Town on Saturday. Victory at Carter’s Park would seal a first league title in a decade for the Tigers.

While Holbeach are on the verge of silverware, Moulton got their hands on some at Sincil Bank.

They roared past opponents Gainsborough thanks to goals from Joe Townsend (2), Bobby Patterson and Ian Bradbury. Town had two men sent off in the closing stages, as Harrox wrapped up the first part of a possible treble.

Back in the UCL Premier Division, Spalding’s promotion bid remains very much alive after their success at Shepshed. They are now just six points behind St Ives with a game in hand.

Defender Michael Jacklin scored his first Tulips goal in the game at The Dovecote.

Elsewhere, St Ives booked their place in the UCL KO Cup final with a 3-0 success over Oadby Town. They await either Spalding or Yaxley in the final, with that semi taking place on Tuesday.

More football in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.


UCL Premier Division: Quorn 2 Harborough Town 2; Shepshed Dynamo 1 Spalding United 2; Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 1 Desborough Town 1; Wellingborough Town 2 AFC Kempston Rovers 0; Yaxley 0 Holbeach United 2.

UCL KO Cup: Semi-final: St Ives Town 3 Oadby Town 0.

Lincs Junior Cup final: Moulton Harrox 4 Gainsborough Town 0.