DOUBLE: Ollie Maltby notched twice for Pinchbeck United. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Shackleton off the mark in Pinchbeck win, Tulips and Tigers see games postponed

Oli Shackleton netted his first Pinchbeck United goal on Saturday as Pinchbeck United moved seven points clear at the top of ChromaSport UCL Division One with a 3-0 victory at Bugbrooke St Michaels.

On a day when a host of matches were postponed, the Knights were the only one of South Holland’s big three teams to be in action after the games involving Spalding United and Holbeach United were frozen off.

The Knights battled out a goalless first period at The Sett, before top scorer Ollie Maltby finally broke the deadlock on 48 minutes.

Striker Maltby then doubled the lead on 55 minutes, before youngster Shackleton rounded off the victory late on.

Elsewhere, Spalding United remain 15th in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South following their postponed home date with Stocksbridge Park Steels. The game was called off early on Saturday morning, with the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field surface deemed frozen.

It was the same story for Holbeach United, with their away date at Kirby Muxloe called off on Saturday morning.

The Tigers remain second in the standings, but they are now 11 points behind leaders Newport Pagnell with three games in hand.

In the ChromaSport PDFL, Moulton Harrox remain top after a 3-1 home victory over ICA Sports.

They are five points clear of defending champions Peterborough Sports Reserves with a game in hand.

In Division One, Moulton Harrox Reserves are four points clear at the top after a 4-1 success at Ramsey Town.

Long Sutton Athletic remain second after a 2-0 win of their own at Oundle Town.

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


Evo-Stik NPL

First Division South: Basford Utd 1 Belper Town 0; Bedworth Utd 1 Loughborough Dynamo 1; Romulus 0 Corby Town 1; Stamford 4 Market Drayton 0.

ChromaSport UCL

Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 3 Wisbech Town 6; Desborough Town 3 Northampton ON Chenecks 5; Newport Pagnell Town 3 Eynesbury Rovers 1; St Andrews 2 Peterborough Northern Star 4; Yaxley 7 Sleaford Town 1.

Division One: Blackstones 5 Stewarts & Lloyds 0; Buckingham Town 5 Oakham United 0; Bugbrooke St Michaels 0 Pinchbeck United 3; Lutterworth Athletic 1 Rushden and Higham United 1; Olney Town 2 Huntingdon Town 1; Potton United 5 Melton Town 0; Irchester United 2 Thrapston Town 0 (Fri).

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Ketton 2 Deeping Rangers Res 3; Moulton Harrox 3 Peterborough ICA Sports 1; Netherton United 6 Warboys Town 0; Peterborough Sports Res 2 AFC Stanground Sports 0; Thorney 3 Leverington Sports 1.

Division One: Oakham United Res 6 Crowland Town 0; Oundle Town 0 Long Sutton Athletic 2; Ramsey Town 1 Moulton Harrox Res 4; Wittering Harriers 3 Stamford Belvedere 2.

Division Two: Bretton North End 1 FC Parson Drove 9; Eye United 7 Netherton United A 0; FC Peterborough 3 Ketton Res 0; Stilton United 1 Parkway Eagles 4.

Division Three: Cardea 5 Uppingham Town Res 0; Holbeach Bank 0 Brotherhood Sports 4; Premiair 3 Whaplode Drove 4; Riverside 2 Stamford Belvedere Res 0; Whittlesey Athletic A 2 Oundle Town Res 3.

Division Four: Huntingdon Rovers 0 Parkside 3; Long Sutton Athletic Res 2 Ramsey Town Res 2; Stamford Lions A 2 Whittlesey Athletic B 1.

Division Five A: AFC Orton 4 Premiair Res 4; Spalding United A 4 Wittering Harriers Res 1.

Division Five B: FC Parson Drove Res 2 Stanground Sports 2.

PFA Minor Cup: Whittlesey Athletic 3 Stamford Lions 3 (pens 4-1); FC Peterborough A 3 Tydd St Mary FC Res 4.

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