FOOTBALL: Tulips draw derby thriller as Tigers see off Sleaford

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SPALDING United were held 3-3 at Boston Town in a UCL Premier Division thriller on Tuesday night, while Holbeach United went second in the early standings with a 2-0 triumph at Sleaford Town.

Tattershall Road was the place to be for action, with the Tulips forced to settle for a draw against an impressive Boston outfit bossed by ex-Pinchbeck duo Ian Dunn and Matt Hocking.

Shane Clancy put the hosts ahead early on, but Spalding stepped it up and notch and turned the game on its head with two quick-fire strikes from Lee Canoville and Franny Green.

Boston, who handed a debut to former Tulip Simon Mowbray, levelled by half time though thanks to a Matt Barber cracker.

Mowbray rattled the bar twice early in the second period, before Lori Borbely nodded the home side back ahead from close range.

Sub Tom James saved the day with a leveller 18 minutes from time against his old club though, with a draw a fair reflection of the contest.

Meanwhile, late strikes from Andy Toyne and Sam Mulready guided Holbeach to a second win from as many league games.

They had a bit too much for Sleaford on a rain-hit night at Eslaford Park and are only behind leaders St Ives on goal difference.

In the Peterborough Premier Division, Moulton Harrox made it four wins from four with an impressive 5-0 success at Leverington Sports.

They sit second behind Netherton, who battered defending champions Pinchbeck United 6-2.

See Thursday’s Spalding Guardian for more on Tuesday night’s action.