STRIKE! Josh Ford scored a cracker for Holbeach. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Holbeach United held at home by strugglers, Pinchbeck thrashed at Quorn, Sutton on-song

A freak goal denied Holbeach United a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were handed their heaviest loss of the season to date.

On a day that saw plenty of postponements, Holbeach drew 1-1 with a Desborough Town – who were beaten 12-0 at Rugby Town midweek – at a very foggy Carter’s Park.

Josh Ford’s first-half free-kick gave the Tigers the lead at the break, but they were pegged back by Brian Farrell’s long punt upfield that caught keeper Ricky Drury out and found the net.

The draw sees Danny Hussey’s side slip once place to sixth in the standings.

Pinchbeck, meanwhile, remain 19th after a 7-0 thrashing at second-placed Quorn – who boasted seven different scorers.

The Knights stay five points from safety with a game in hand.

Spalding United were not in action in the BetVictor NPL South East Division,

Elsewhere, Long Sutton Athletic picked up a fantastic 3-2 win over ChromaSport PDFL leaders Uppingham Town at London Road.

Matt Eaton (2) and Jake Lally fired the Magpies to perhaps the result of the day.

Also on-song in the PDFL’s top tier were Holbeach United Reserves, who were 3-1 winners at Tydd.

In the Lincs Junior Cup, Moulton Harrox edged past Hykeham Town on penalties at Broad Lane. The game finished 2-2, with Harrox taking the shoot-out 5-4.

Crowland Town had no such trouble progressing as they thumped Fishtoft 9-0 at Snowden Field.

More football to follow throughout the week at and in Thursday’s paper.


BetVictor NPL

South East Division: Belper Town 0 Leek Town 2; Kidsgrove Athletic 4 Ilkeston Town 1; Stamford 3 Newcastle Town 1; Sutton Coldfield Town 2 Wisbech Town 0; Worksop Town 4 Cleethorpes Town 1.

Uhlsport UCL

Premier Division: Holbeach United 1 Desborough Town 1; Loughborough University 4 Cogenhoe United 0; Peterborough Northern Star 2 Northampton ON Chenecks 1; Quorn 7 Pinchbeck United 0.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Long Sutton Athletic 3 Uppingham Town 2; Tydd 1 Holbeach United Res 3.

Division One: Cardea 7 Peterborough Northern Star Res 3; Eunice Huntingdon 2 Moulton Harrox Res 2; Oundle Town 2 Stamford Belvedere 3; Premiair 3 Whittlesey Athletic Res 1.

Division Two: Leverington Sports Res 0 Crowland Town Res 4; Oakham United Res 1 Stamford Lions Res 1.

Division Three: Glinton & Northborough 2 Whittlesey Athletic A 0; Holbeach United Sports 1 Uppingham Town Res 0; Tydd Res 0 Premiair Res 5; Wittering Harriers Reserves   6 Orton Rangers 4.

Division Four: Casterton 5 Dreams 2; Kings Cliffe Res 9 Holbeach Bank 0.

Division Five: Parkside Res 4 Rippingale & Folkingham Res 3; Spalding Town Res 2 Warboys Town Res 1.

Junior Cup: Hampton 3 FC Parson Drove Res 2; Stamford Belvedere Res 4 Parkside 2; Warboys Town 11 FC Peterborough Res 0.

Minor Cup: Peterborough City 6 Leverington Sports A 1; The Limetree 5 Netherton United A 3.

Lincs Junior Cup: Crowland Town 9 Fishtoft 0; Moulton Harrox 2 Hykeham Town 2 (pens 5-4); Stamford Lions 10 Scamblesby 0.

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