GOAL! But Pat Kacirek's strike for Pinchbeck wasn't enough. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Elston double earns ten-man Tigers a huge win, Tulips and Pinchbeck beaten again

Jordan Elston struck twice to give Holbeach United an impressive 2-1 win over Loughborough University on Saturday, while Spalding United were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Bedford Town and Pinchbeck United suffered another league loss.

Starting with Holbeach, they looked to up against it in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash when Kieran Smith fired slick visitors Loughborough into an 18th-minute lead.

Josh Ford was then shown a straight red card just before the break, leaving the Tigers with a mountain to climb in the second half.

But climb it they did, with youngster Elston getting the ball rolling with a leveller on 55 minutes.

Not done there, he grabbed what proved to be the winner 18 minutes from time to secure the best result of Phil Barnes’ reign so far.

The Tigers are back in action at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Also in the UCL Premier Division, Pinchbeck United’s poor form continued with a 3-1 defeat at Northampton ON Chenecks.

Pat Kacirek’s goal did have the Knights level at one point early in the second half, but they shipped two more goals and have now lost five of their seven league games so far this season.

Meanwhile, Spalding have now lost five games in a row in all competitions after being handed a 1-0 reverse by Beford Town in the FA Trophy.

A goal from Jermaine Rene Howe seven minutes before the break was enough to settle the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field contest.

In the ChromaSport PDFL, Moulton Harrox made it four wins from four Premier Division games by seeing off Eye United 2-1 at Broad Lane.

Crowland Town were also 4-2 home winners over Ketton, while Long Sutton Athletic drew 1-1 at Uppingham Town.

More to follow.


FA Trophy (selected): Lincoln United 1 Stamford 2; Spalding United 0 Bedford Town 1; Wisbech Town 1 Coleshill Town 2.

Uhlsport UCL

Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 0 Shepshed Dynamo 2; Holbeach United 2 Loughborough University 1; Leicester Nirvana 1 Wellingborough Town 2; Lutterworth Town 5 Deeping Rangers 0; Northampton ON Chenecks 3 Pinchbeck United 1; Peterborough Northern Star 2 GNG Oadby Town 3; Quorn 4 Rothwell Corinthisnd 1; Sleaford Town 3 Desborough Town 5.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Cardea 2 FC Parson Drove 5; Crowland Town 4 Ketton 2; Moulton Harrox 2 Eye United 1; Oakham United 0 ICA Sports 8; Peterborough North End Sports 3 Leverington Sports 1; Stamford Lions 2 Holbeach United Res 2; Stilton United 0 Netherton United 2; Uppingham Town 1 Long Sutton Athletic 1.

Division One: FC Peterborough 4 Moulton Harrox Res 3; Kings Cliffe 1 Whittlesey Athletic Res 2; Pinchbeck United Res 0 Tydd 4; Rippingale & Folkingham 3 Oundle Town 3; Stamford Belvedere 8 Crowland Town Res 0; Thorpe Wood Rangers 1 Peterborough Northern Star Res 0; Wittering Premiair 3 Warboys Town 2.

Division Two: Deeping Rangers Res 4 Orton Rangers 2; Glinton & Northborough 1 Farcet United 3; Holbeach United Sp 0 Wittering Premiair Res 4; Long Sutton Athletic Res 3 FC Hampton 0; Netherton United Res 15 Oakham United Res 0; Peterborough Polonia 1 Stamford Belvedere Res 3; Ramsey Town 3 Wisbech Town Res 1.

Division Three: Dreams 0 Stilton United Res 5; FC Hampton Res 1 FC Peterborough Res 2; Leverington Sports Res 3 Kings Cliffe Res 4; Peterborough City 1 Huntingdon Rovers 8; Tydd Res 6 Stamford Lions Res 0; Wittering Premiair A 0 Stanground Sports 3.

Division Four: Cambridge 1 Whittlesey Athletic A 1; Long Sutton Athletic A 0 Deeping United 8; Netherton United A 1 Sawtry 1; Parkside Res 2 Park Farm Pumas 3; Thurlby Tigers 3 Huntingdon Town Dev 1; Warboys Town Res 1 Uppingham Town Res 1.

Division Five: Deeping United Res 1 Langtoft United 3; Holbeach Bank 4 Thorpe Wood Rangers Res 11; Kings Cliffe A 0 Ramsey Town Res 2; NECI Reserves 2 Rippingale & Folkingham Res 4; Oundle Town Res 6 FC Hampton A 1; Park Farm Pumas Res 0 Wittering Premiair B 4; Sutton Bridge United 11 Dreams Res 1.

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