Spalding Town take the points to move up

KNOCKOUT ACTION: Swineshead Institute beat cup holders Pinchbeck United 6-4 in the Spalding Sunday League. Photos: TIM WILSON
KNOCKOUT ACTION: Swineshead Institute beat cup holders Pinchbeck United 6-4 in the Spalding Sunday League. Photos: TIM WILSON
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Marcus Parry took his tally to 30 goals so far this season as Spalding Town moved up to third place in Division Two of the ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough & District League.

Town went into the game as heavy favourites facing second-bottom Sawtry Reserves but after a rare loss last week they did not want a repeat.

Pinchbeck United v Swineshead Institute

Pinchbeck United v Swineshead Institute

Town started on the front foot and created plenty of chances but Gavin Bailey, Cymon Lambe and Parry all produced good saves from the keeper.

The deadlock was broken when Parry was pulled down inside the box by a defender, resulting in a penalty being dispatched by Scott Burrell who left the keeper rooted to the spot.

Town continued to create further chances but failed to find the net again before half-time.

However they scored again early in the second half when Josh Faulkner volleyed home inside the box from James Thorold’s cross.

Town continued to control the game and the points were secured when the tenacious Parry rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the net for his 30th goal of the season.

Tydd St Mary travelled to second-placed Stamford Lions Reserves in Division Three and came away with a share of the points.

Saints took the lead when Phil Franklin’s fierce shot was superbly saved and following the corner Tim Lowe lashed home from close range.

Nick Reims’ flicked near-post shot hit the upright but Tydd were left to rue missed first-half chances.

Lions levelled from a corner within a minute of the restart and they took the lead on 56 minutes.

However, with 15 minutes to go, substitute Nick Ainslie was clipped in the box and Lowe made it 2-2 on the rebound after his penalty was saved.

Saints boss Carl Wilson said: “On reflection we take a point and move on. Good first half, poor second half – it was the reverse for them.

“We can beat ourselves up as much as we like but at the end of the day we can do better than that.”

Langtoft United were unable to complete the Premier Division double as they lost 2-0 at Peterborough Sports Reserves who remain in third place.

Tydd St Mary were edged out in a seven-goal thriller at home to March Saracens in the King’s Lynn & District Sunday League Division Two.

The visitors raced into a three-goal lead before Tydd closed the gap to 3-2 and then missed a golden chance on the stroke of half-time.

March extended their lead to 4-2 before Tydd set up a tense finale. Tim Lowe bagged a brace for Tydd who also had Ryan Jones on target.

Meanwhile, Sutton St James lost 13-0 at FANG in Division One.