Round-up of the action from the Peterborough and District Football League
Oliver Foster fired home the solitary strike that helped Holbeach United Reserves to victory over Oakham in Saturday’s Peterborough League Premier Division match.
The 1-0 success extended the Tigers’ unbeaten run to four games while moving them into third place in the Premier Division standings.
Oakham had created a good chance just moments before Foster’s winner which they spurned, and the Tigers broke away to net a fine finish against a Rutland side that are managed by former Holbeach boss Seb Hayes.
Tydd are now up to second spot in Division One after a hard-fought victory over Deeping Rangers Reserves.
They led at the interval through Matt Eaton’s goal, which was then doubled seven minutes into the second period by Sam Cooper.
Max Burrell looked to have put the contest beyond the Clarets when he made it 3-0 with 17 minutes remaining.
Rangers were then reduced to 10 men when Jordan Avis was red-carded, but Ben Porter pulled a goal back with Matthew Dennis then netting in the third minute of stoppage time as Tydd survived a nervy finale to triumph.
Moulton Harrox Reserves saw their push for honours suffer a setback after a 7-1 away reversal at FC Peterborough, with Martin Sandall scoring their goal.
Pinchbeck United Reserves and Ramsey Town shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw that saw the visitors shown four red cards.
Charles Hawkins, Ryan Pratt and Adam Taylor were all dismissed for the Rams along with manager Jonathon O’Neil as goals from Leandro Borges (2) and Elliott Ramsden secured a point for the Knights.
Holbeach United Sports were edged out by the odd goal in seven against Stanground Sports in Division Two.
Brad Appleby, Adam Day and Glen Wells were on target for the Tigers in the 4-3 loss.
Long Sutton Reserves were 3-0 home winners over Stamford Bels’ second string, with Aron John scoring twice and Simon Adcock also netting.
Tydd Reserves shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Huntingdon Rovers, while Thurlby Tigers played out the same scoreline against Park Farm Pumas.
Deeping United failed to score for the first time ever in a game as they suffered only their second Peterborough League defeat in the club's history on Saturday.
Ian Abbott and Mark Wyer's side were beaten 1-0 by Casterton in the Division Three clash at Ketton in what was their first defeat since the group stages of the Peterborough Minor Cup last term.
They had been previously been undefeated in the past two Covid-affected seasons in Divisions Five and Four.
However, the absence of the unavailable Ryan Ellwood and Nathan Smith - who was playing for Blackstones in the United Counties League - proved the difference on Saturday as prolific Casterton marksman Ryan Brown netted the crucial goal in the final 10 minutes of the match.
Joint manager Abbott said: "I think that if Ryan and Nathan had played we would have won the game because we were lacking in the final third.
"It was very frustrating, especially in that sort of game against a side who won't drop too many points this season.
"It highlighted how much we missed them because we lost that fire-power. We knew that Ryan Brown was their main threat and we only gave him one opportunity but boy did he take it. He was the difference without any doubt."
United had elected to play Jorge Barbosa and Markus Turunen as their centre-half partnership in a bid to quell the threat of Brown who has now scored 10 goals in five games for the Rutland side.
Deeping enjoyed the better of the possession with man of the match Matty Kent in fine form, but they struggled to create openings against a resolute Casterton side with youngster Sam Miller having their best chance.
The hosts did have a goal disallowed just before half-time and also hit the upright when United goalkeeper Nick Merryweather a tipped a long range effort onto the post.
The match looked to be heading for a stalemate until Brown seized the one opportunity offered to him and he raced clear before powering home a strong finish as Casterton recorded their fifth successive league win to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
United will now look to get back to winning ways when they host Premier Division side Crowland Town on Saturday in the second round of the Lincs Junior Cup.
Deeping United Reserves recorded back-to-back wins in Division Four after a 7-0 home success over Orton Rangers’ second string.
Jake Lyon and Alex Forman both netted twice for United, with Oliver Fountain, Harrison Pearce and Dylan Lenton also on target.
Long Sutton A drew 2-2 at home to Uppingham Reserves, with Keegan Thorpe and an own goal compiling their tally.
Sutton Bridge bounced back after last week’s first league loss with a 6-1 home win over Warboys Reserves.
Mark Garner hit a hat-trick with Ben English, Kurt Scott and Joseph Sutton also scoring.
Deeping Rangers’ Development side recorded their third win from four Division Five outings after a 4-2 away victory at Leverington A.
Archie Rickards scored twice, with Callum Yates and Adem Isenovic their other marksmen.
Holbeach Bank lost 4-1 at home to Park Farm Pumas A whose reserve side thumped Deeping United A 14-1.