HAT-TRICK: Brad Wells was on fire for Spalding. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Brad bags treble as Tulips smash seven, Tigers grab derby spoils

Spalding United romped to a sensational 7-3 success over Pontefract Collieries on Saturday, while Holbeach United earned a 2-0 victory at Sleaford Town.

On what was a remarkable day at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a Brad Wells hat-trick inspired the relegation-threatened Tulips to a stunning success over third-placed Pontefract.

Wells notched on 5, 70 and 78 minutes for Matt Easton’s side, while Liam Marshall (32), Leon Mettam (46) and new signing Romario Martin (77 and 84) also got in on the action.

While Wells was helping himself to a treble, it was revealed that his brother Kieran is making the move to Hednesford Town.

The win sends Spalding up to 16th in the table, three points clear of the foot.

Meanwhile, both sides had players sent off as Holbeach took the derby spoils against Sleaford at Eslaforde Park.

James Tricks gave the Tigers an early lead, before home striker Ryan Oliver was sent off for an elbow.

It was soon ten versus ten when Jay Whyatt was given his marching orders for Holbeach, who then doubled their money when Tinkler headed home an Adam Jackson cross to seal the points.

Elsewhere, Moulton Harrox were held to a 2-2 draw by Stamford Lions in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division – but still extended their lead at the top.

Tydd went down 2-1 at Peterborough Sports Development in the same division, while Holbeach United Reserves drew 3-3 with ICA Sports.

The big derby between Sutton Bridge United and Long Sutton Athletic ended 1-1.

More football throughout the week at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk and in Thursday’s paper.


Evo-Stik NPL

East Division: AFC Mansfield 2 Wisbech Town 2; Belper Town 1 Frickley Athletic 1; Cleethorpes Town 3 Gresley 0; Marske United 5 Lincoln United 0; Morpeth Town 4 Loughborough Dynamo 1; Ossett United 1 Carlton Town 1; Pickering Town 0 Stocksbridge Park Steels 2; Sheffield FC 2 Stamford 0; Spalding United 7 Pontefract Collieries 3.

Future Lions UCL

Premier Division: Boston Town 5 Leicester Nirvana 0; Deeping Rangers 3 Kirby Muxloe 0; Desborough Town 0 Eynesbury Rovers 2; Oadby Town 5 Newport Pagnell Town 4; Rugby Town 2 Peterborough Northern Star 2; Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United 2; Wellingborough Town 0 Daventry Town 2; Wellingborough Whitworth 0 Northampton ON Chenecks 7.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Holbeach United Res 3 ICA Sports 3; Ketton 4 Netherton United 3; Moulton Harrox 2 Stamford Lions 2; Oakham United 5 Langtoft United 2; Peterborough Polonia 1 Leverington Sports 8; Peterborough Sports Dev 2 Tydd 1.

Division One: FC Parson Drove 3 Bretton North End 1; Spalding Town 3 Kings Cliffe 3; Uppingham Town 10 Oakham United Res 0; Wittering Harriers 0 Stamford Belvedere 2.

Division Two: Feeder 1 Cardea 4.

Junior Cup: Netherton Res 3 Farcet Utd 1; Peterborough NECI 1 Stilton Utd 3; Premiair 8 Stamford Lions Res Res 0.

Division Three: Huntingdon Town Res 2 Uppingham Town Res 1; Leverington Sports Res 7 FC Peterborough Res 1; Long Sutton Athletic Res 2 Thorpe Wood Rangers 2; Stamford Lions A 1 Holbeach Bank 0.

Division Four: Glinton & Northborough 2 Premiair Res 0; Kings Cliffe Res 0 Ramsey Town 7; Netherton United A 1 FC Parson Drove Res 3; Parkside 2 Holbeach United Sports 1; Tydd FC Res 3 Hampton 3.

Division Five A: Stanground Sports 2 Cardea Res 0; Stilton United Res 1 Thurlby Tigers 2; The Limetree 1 Casterton 7.

Division Five B: Hampton A 5 Orton Rangers Res 2.

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