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Pinchbeck United defeat Skegness Town in the United Counties League Premier Division North

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Pinchbeck United's destiny is back in their own hands after an all-important Easter Monday win over Skegness Town.

First half strikes from Spencer Weir-Daley and Harry Peasgood helped secure a 2-1 win for the Knights at the Sir Halley Stewart ground.

The victory moved them out of the bottom two relegation places ahead of Saturday's final United Counties League Premier Division North match at Leicester Nirvana.

Spencer Weir-Daley. (56132998)
Spencer Weir-Daley. (56132998)

Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood was full of praise for his side who have enjoyed a bumper Bank Holiday points haul after a 3-0 away win at Newark on Saturday.

He said: "It was a really good result.

"We fought and battled and, although it wasn't pretty with Skegness having the better of the play and the opportunities, we came out of it at the end of the day with three massive points.

"I don't think I could have asked for this weekend to have gone any better if I had tried. Every man worked his heart out for us.

"The boys dug deep after a really strong performance on Saturday and they showed real character to get the result which we needed.

"We are now in full control of our own destiny which is a great position to be in."

Pinchbeck took just four minutes to break the deadlock against a Skegness side who had already defeated the Knights three times this season.

Andre Williams' cross picked out an unmarked Weir-Daley who hooked his shot home into the top corner for his fifth goal in as many games since joining the Knights.

The lead was then doubled seven minutes before half-time when Peasgood angled home his header from a Zane Millar free-kick.

Luke Rayner-Mistry halved the deficit on the hour mark and the Lilywhites poured forward in the final throes looking for a leveller.

However, the hosts stood strong against a five-pronged Skegness attack and the visitors' frustrations then boiled over late on with both Rayner-Mistry and ex-Pinchbeck player Nick Jackson being red-carded as the Knights held out for a memorable win.

Thorogood added: "We had to hang on for large periods and Skegness had the better of the play without a shadow of doubt.

"But we hung on to get the result we dreamed of getting and it's now all about focusing on Leicester Nirvana on Saturday.

"Spencer was fantastic again. His experience and quality has been massive for us but everyone really pulled together.

"There were lads playing through sore and tight hamstrings and everything else but they dug in and got the result."

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