WINNER: Josh Ford netted Holbeach's all-important goal. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Ford fires Tigers to victory, Norris treble sinks Tulips and Pinchbeck hit for six

Holbeach United’s impressive form continued with a 1-0 win over Harborough Town on Saturday, while Spalding United were hammered 3-0 at home by Lincoln United and Pinchbeck United saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 6-3 loss at Newport Pagnell Town.

Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers extended their unbeaten run to  11 games with a battling Future Lions UCL Premier Division win over Harborough.

The visitors were the better side in the first half, hitting the woodwork and seeing a goal disallowed.

But Holbeach are made of stern stuff and they found a winner in the second half when Josh Ford headed home at the second attempt.

The win keeps Seb Hayes’ side fourth in the table, still 14 points off leaders Daventry Town.

Above them, Pinchbeck United suffered a only their second defeat of the UCL Premier Division season – but Newport Pagnell imitated Daventry in smashing them for six.

The Knights, who are now third in the table, had led 3-1 in the first half but a Tom Liversedge hat-trick and a double from Dom Lawless, plus a Josh Winters goal, got the job done for the Swans.

Meanwhile, Spalding’s three game unbeaten run in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East was halted by high-flying Lincoln United at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

The Tulips, who stay 16th in the table, were handed a 3-0 home reverse, with all three of them coming from Rob Norris.

Down in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division, Moulton Harrox saw their unbeaten start to the season shattered by a 4-0 beating at Whittlesey Athletic.

After 15 games unbeaten, the table-toppers were sunk by goals from Matt Heron (2), Jamie Darlow and David Kilby.

Holbeach United Reserves were also handed a 4-0 reverse at Netherton United, while Sutton Bridge United went down 4-1 at Langtoft United and Long Sutton Athletic lost 4-2 at home to Stamford Lions.

There was a 3-1 victory for Tydd at Ketton, however.

More football in this week’s Spalding Voice and online throughout the week.


Evo-Stik NPL

Division One East: Belper Town 1 Tadcaster Albion 3; Cleethorpes Town 3 Loughborough Dynamo 3; Morpeth Town 2 Stocksbridge Park Steels 1; Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 3.

Future Lions UCL

Premier Division: Boston Town 1 Daventry Town 2; Cogenhoe United 3 Kirby Muxloe 0; Deeping Rangers 4 Rothwell Corinthians 1; Eynesbury Rovers 2 Leicester Nirvana 4; Holbeach United 1 Harborough Town 0; Newport Pagnell Town 6 Pinchbeck United 3; Northampton ON Chenecks 0 Desborough Town 1; Rugby Town 4 Sleaford Town 0; Whitworth 0 Peterborough Northern Star 3; Oadby Town 4 Wellingborough Town 2.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: ICA Sports 3 Oakham United 3; Ketton 1 Tydd 3; Langtoft United 4 Sutton Bridge United 1; Leverington Sports 1 Peterborough Sports Dev 5; Long Sutton Athletic 2 Stamford Lions 4; Netherton United 4 Holbeach United Res 0; Thorney 5 Peterborough Polonia 0; Whittlesey Athletic 4 Moulton Harrox 0.

Division One: Bretton North End 3 Crowland Town 4; FC Parson Drove 7 Oundle Town 0; Kings Cliffe 3 Eye United 1; Moulton Harrox Res 3 Wittering Harriers 4; Oakham United Res 4 FC Peterborough 2; Uppingham Town 2 Spalding Town 1; Whittlesey Athletic Res 2 Stamford Belvedere 0.

Division Two: Premiair 8 Netherton United Res 0; Spalding Athletic 2 Langtoft United Res 1; Stamford Lions Res 1 Ketton Res 2; Stilton United 3 Rippingale & Folkingham 1; Warboys Town 3 Cardea 5.

Division Three: FC Peterborough Res 1 Stamford Lions A 2; Farcet United 1 Peterborough NECI 5; Holbeach Bank 2 Uppingham Town Res 3; Huntingdon Town Res 3 Whittlesey Ath A 0; Stamford Belvedere Res 6 Leverington Sports Res 2; Thorpe Wood Rangers 3 Long Sutton Athletic Res 1.

Division Four: Glinton & Northborough 4 Tydd FC Res 0; Hampton 2 Premiair Res 1; Holbeach United Sp 8 Whittlesey Athletic B 4; Parkside 12 Huntingdon Rovers 0; Ramsey Town 5 Kings Cliffe Res 2.

Division Five: Cardea Reserves 0 Stilton United Res 3; Hampton Res 0 Casterton 4; Orton Rangers Res 4 Hampton A 3; Stanground Sports 5 Leverington Sports A 2; The Limetree 2 Eunice Huntingdon Res 8.

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