Stuart Eason’s early double set up victory for Holbeach United in their first home league game of the season - but then he was sent off.
The Tigers ended Sleaford Town’s 100 per cent start to the campaign with a 4-2 verdict at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night.
Following Eason’s brace, a defensive mix-up allowed George Asplin to pull one back.
Straight from the kick-off at the start of the second half Jake Clitheroe restored the two-goal advantage.
Matt Warfield’s wonder strike put Holbeach further in front but Eason was dismissed for a second bookable offence and Charlie Ward got a late consolation for the Greens.
Holbeach: Drury, Walton, Cartwright (sub Allen), Tinkler, Stevens, Ford, Jackson, Warfield, Wright (sub Eyett), Eason, Clitheroe (sub Treacher). Subs not used: Roberts, Dougill.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
First Division South: Northwich 1 Romulus 2.
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Boston 1 Peterborough Northern Star 4, Holbeach 4 Sleaford 2, Huntingdon 0 Newport Pagnell 4.
Division One: Buckingham 1 Daventry 3.
Reserve Division: Blackstones 0 Thrapston 3.
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT LEAGUE
Division One: Oakham Res 5 Stamford Belvedere 3, Sutton Bridge 17 Spalding Res 0, Whittlesey Res 0 Netherton Res 1.
BALCAN LIGHTING SUPPLIES LINCOLNSHIRE LEAGUE
Market Rasen 2 Cleethorpes DS 0, Skegness 3 Horncastle 0, Wyberton 3 Sleaford Res 0.