Ollie Maltby scored a wonder goal as Pinchbeck United romped to a 7-0 success over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, but Holbeach United suffered a 3-0 home reverse against Newport Pagnell Town and Spalding United were beaten 3-0 at Tadcaster Albion.
Starting in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Pinchbeck were the big winners of the day with an emphatic showing at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.
Maltby was the star of the show with a hat-trick – including a 40-yard screamer that may well be the Knights’ goal of the season so far.
Fellow frontman Alex Beck also weighed in with two goals for Ian Dunn’s side, while Chris Shipley and Luke Wilson rounded off the rout.
The win moves fifth-placed Pinchbeck level on points with Holbeach in fourth, after they were handed a rare Carter’s Park defeat.
First-half goals from Michael Lyons and Dom Lawless (penalty) gave the Swans a 2-0 lead at the break, before Josh Winters rounded off the win.
The defeat is Holbeach’s first in the league under boss Danny Hussey.
Up in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division, Spalding went down 3-0 at Tadcaster on a day when the relegation battle got even tighter.
The Tulips held their play-off chasing hosts to 0-0 for the first hour, but goals from Aiden Savory (60 and 63) and Joe Lumsden (89) did the job for the hosts.
With rock-bottom Gresley picking up a win, there’s now just four points between them and AFC Mansfield in 14th place.
With two teams likely to go down, Spalding are placed precariously in 17th, three points off the foot but having played more than any other side threatened by the drop.
Meanwhile, Moulton Harrox are on the brink of winning another ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title after thrashing Langtoft United 9-2 at Broad Lane thanks to goals from Danny Maddison (3), Joe Townsend (3), Marcus Parry (2) and Danny Lambe-Hyner.
More football to follow in Thursday’s Spalding Voice and at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk throughout the week.
East Division: Carlton Town 2 Pontefract Collieries 6; Frickley Athletic 1 Ossett United 3; Lincoln United 0 Brighouse Town 4; Loughborough Dynamo 2 Belper Town 0; Stamford 2 Sheffield FC 2; Tadcaster Albion 3 Spalding United 0.
Future Lions UCL
Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 2 Boston Town 2; Daventry Town 2 Sleaford Town 2; Holbeach United 0 Newport Pagnell Town 3; Kirby Muxloe 1 Harborough Town 2; Peterborough Northern Star 0 Rothwell Corinthians 1; Pinchbeck United 7 Northampton ON Chenecks 0; Rugby Town 3 Eynesbury Rovers 4; Wellingborough Town 1 Leicester Nirvana 1; Wellingborough Whitworth 1 Deeping Rangers 3.
Premier Division: Ketton 1 Whittlesey Athletic 1; Moulton Harrox 9 Langtoft United 2; Peterborough Sports Development 3 Leverington Sports 0; Thorney 2 Stamford Lions 1.
Division One: Eye United 1 Whittlesey Athletic Res 2; FC Parson Drove 14 Spalding Town 0; Oakham United Res 0 Uppingham Town 8.
Division Two: Netherton United Res 2 Spalding Athletic 0; Premiair 5 Ketton Res 0.
Division Three: Holbeach Bank 0 Farcet United 12; Leverington Sports Res 2 Huntingdon Town Res 4; Oundle Town Res 2 Peterborough NECI 1; Uppingham Town Res 6 Thorpe Wood Rangers 6; Whittlesey Athletic A 3 Stamford Lions A 3.
Division Four: Netherton United A 0 Parkside 6; Orton Rangers 0 Holbeach United Sports 7; Premiair Res 0 Wittering Harriers Res 2.
Division Five A: Casterton 3 Peterborough City 0; Stanground Sports 3 Thurlby Tigers 2; Stilton United Res 5 Cardea Res 3.
Division Five B: Hampton Res 2 Hampton A 0; Orton Rangers Res 0 Gunthorpe Harriers 6.