Tulips advance in Doodson Cup as Rangers and Wakes also win

Spalding United striker Andrew Tidswell scored twice for the Tulips in their 4-1 win over Barwell in the Doodson Sports third round v at Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.
Spalding United striker Andrew Tidswell scored twice for the Tulips in their 4-1 win over Barwell in the Doodson Sports third round v at Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.
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Spalding United reached the quarter-finals of the Doodson Sports Cup with a 4-1 win over Leicester-based side Barwell at Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field tonight.

A goal in each half from Andrew Tidswell, Mitch Griffiths and Lewis Webb put the Tulips into the last eight against a Kirkby Roaders side who are 35 places above them in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Meanwhile, Deeping Rangers came from a goal down to beat Harrowby United 3-1 at the Haydon Withams Stadium after goals from by Spencer Tinkler (penalty), Tom Palmer and Jordan Avis.

Finally, Bourne Town reached a milestone at Abbey Lawn where they beat St Neots Town Youth & Saints.

A hat-trick from debutant Josh Hales and an Aris Placis doubles means that Rafa Mazzarella’s side have equalled their points tally of last season - three months before the end of the season.

TONIGHT’S RESULTS: Doodson Sports Cup Second Round: Stafford Rangers 2 Rushall Olympic 2 (Rushall won 6-5 on penalties); Third Round: Ilkeston 2 Lincoln United 1; Spalding United 4 Barwell 1.

UCL PREMIER DIVISION: Cogenhoe United 0 Thurnby Nirvana 2; Deeping Rangers 3 Harrowby United 1, Eynesbury Rovers 2 Peterborough Northern Star 2, Long Buckby AFC 3 Oadby Town 2, Sileby Rangers 4 Harborough Town 1, Sleaford Town 5 Boston Town 4.

UCL DIVISION ONE: Bourne Town 5 St Neots Town Youth & Saints 2, Irchester United 2 Bugbrooke St Michaels 2; ON Chenecks 5 Rushden & Higham United 0; Northampton Spencer 3 Rothwell Corinthians 2; Potton United 1 Peterborough Sports 0.