CLINCHER: Billy Smith got Holbeach's fourth goal. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Jack back with a hat-trick as Tigers go fourth, Pinchbeck game off and Tulips drop to 17th

Jack Smith helped himself to a hat-trick on his Holbeach United return as the Tigers battled back to beat hosts Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday.

On another day hit by postponements due to the weather, the Tigers looked set for a long day when they fell 2-0 down early on at Billing Road.

But Smith, re-signed from Pinchbeck United last week, led the charge as Holbeach roared back in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash.

He netted three times to put Danny Hussey’s side ahead, before winger Billy Smith rounded off the win before half-time.

The victory sends Holbeach up into fourth place in the table as they leapfrog South Holland rivals Pinchbeck United.

That’s after the Knights saw their fixture at Peterborough Norther Star postponed. The heavy wind caused damage to Star’s ground and it wasn’t deemed safe enough for action.

Spalding United had a scheduled weekend off, but dropped one place to 17th in Evo-Stik NPL East Division. They remain three points clear of the one and only relegation position.

In the ChromaSport PDFL, Holbeach United Reserves held table-topping Moulton Harrox to a 1-1 draw at Carter’s Park.

William Barnes netted a late leveller for the Tigers, who had been behind since the first half thanks to Joe Townsend’s strike.

Also in the top tier, Sutton Bridge United lost a nine-goal thriller at Oakham United 5-4.

More football in Thursday’s Spalding Voice and throughout the week at


Evo-Stik NPL

East Division: AFC Mansfield 3 Loughborough Dynamo 0; Belper Town 2 Carlton Town 1; Brighouse Town 3 Tadcaster Albion 0; Ossett United 1 Gresley 0; Pickering Town 1 Morpeth Town 1; Sheffield FC 5 Wisbech Town 1; Stamford 0 Frickley Athletic 0; Stocksbridge Park Steels 0 Pontefract Collieries 5.

Future Lions UCL

Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 2 Daventry Town 4; Kirby Muxloe 0 Desborough Town 3; Northampton ON Chenecks 2 Holbeach United 4; Oadby Town 0 Deeping Rangers 2; Rothwell Corinthians 2 Eynesbury Rovers 1; Rugby Town 7 Wellingborough Town 1; Sleaford Town 0 Harborough Town 1; Wellingborough Whitworth 0 Boston Town 6.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Holbeach United Res 1 Moulton Harrox 1; Oakham United 5 Sutton Bridge United 4; Thorney 0 Peterborough Sports Dev 3; Whittlesey Athletic 5 Langtoft United 0.

Division One: Eye United 2 Spalding Town 1; Kings Cliffe 1 Crowland Town 1; Moulton Harrox Res 0 Stamford Belvedere 5; Whittlesey Athletic Res 3 Bretton North End 2.

Division Two: Feeder 3 Stilton United 14 (fourteen); Netherton United Res 3 Ketton Res 0; Premiair 2 Cardea 2; Rippingale & Folkingham 3 Warboys Town 4; Stamford Lions Res 1 Eunice Huntingdon 2; Whaplode Drove 3 Spalding Athletic 1.

Division Three: Farcet United 8 FC Peterborough Res 0; Huntingdon Town Res 4 Leverington Sports Res 2; Long Sutton Athletic Res 7 Holbeach Bank 0; Stamford Belvedere Res 1 Stamford Lions A 0; Thorpe Wood Rangers 1 Peterborough NECI 4.

Division Four: Holbeach United Sports 2 Hampton 2; Netherton United A 2 Premiair Res 3; Parkside 3 Glinton & Northborough 4; Ramsey Town 4 Orton Rangers 0; Tydd FC Res 4 Kings Cliffe Res 1; Wittering Harriers Res 2 Whittlesey Athletic B 1.

Division Five A: Casterton 2 The Limetree 2; Stilton United Res 2 Peterborough City 1; Thurlby Tigers 2 Cardea Res 0.

Division Five B: Hampton Res 3 Gunthorpe Harriers 1; Leverington Sports A 4 Hampton A 0.

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