SPOT-ON: Cenk Acar fired Spalding United ahead with a penalty. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Tulips finally win, Pinchbeck’s unbeaten run shattered and Tigers make it six on the spin

Spalding United finally broke their league duck with a 2-1 win over Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United’s unbeaten league run crashed to a halt with a 6-0 loss at Daventry Town and Holbeach United edged out Oadby Town 2-1.

Starting with the Tulips, they won at the 12th time of asking in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East as Cenk Acar and James Hugo struck at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

The recently re-signed Acar opened the scoring from the penalty spot on seven minutes, before left back James Hugo doubled the lead four minutes later.

Mitchell Dunne set up a tense finale with a late goal, but Matt Easton’s side held on to secure the first victory of his tenure and move off the foot of the table.

Meanwhile, Pinchbeck’s 36-game undefeated streak in the Future Lions UCL was shattered in the top-of-the-table Premier Division clash at Daventry.

Player/boss Ian Dunn was sent off for an alleged elbow early in the second half as the hosts made hay at Communications Park, with goals coming from Jordan Orosz (20 and 68) , Adam Creaney (pen 27), Kieran Fitzgerald (70), Tommy McGowan (76) and Phil Cassidy (86).

Daventry are five points clear at the top as a result, although the Knights do have a game in hand.

Holbeach are now just one point behind Pinchbeck, having played a game more, after they made it six wins on the spin by beating Oadby at Carter’s Park.

The visitors took an early lead through Daryl Russell, but Billy Smith and Danny Barker hit back before the break to give Seb Hayes’ side the points.

Oadby had a man sent off after the break, which made the Tigers’ job that little bit easier as they saw the game out.

Down in the ChromaSport PDFL, Moulton Harrox moved ten points clear at the top of the Premier Division with a 4-2 victory over second-placed Thorney.

Danny Maddison netted twice for the leaders, with Marcus Parry and Joe Townsend also on target.

Sutton Bridge United made it three wins on the spin by knocking off Oakham United 3-1 at Memorial Park, with David Abbott, Matt Eaton and Joseph Sutton getting their goals.

Also on winning form were Long Sutton Athletic, who saw off Langtoft United 4-1 at London Road.

With new signing Matt Cawthorn given a start, it was Connor Bell (2), Callum Madigan and Matthew Rose who grabbed the goals.

Elsewhere in the top tier, Tydd slipped to a 4-3 defeat at Leverington Sports but stay in the top ten.

Plenty more football in Thursday’s Spalding Voice.


Evo-Stik NPL

Division One East: AFC Mansfield 0 Brighouse 1; Belper 3 Pontefract Collieries 2; Cleethorpes 1 Tadcaster 5; Marske 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 0; Morpeth 5 Gresley 1; Ossett 0 Lincoln Utd 1; Pickering 4 Frickley 4; Spalding 2 Sheffield FC 1; Stamford 0 Carlton 2;  Wisbech 2 Loughborough Dynamo 4.

Future Lions UCL

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

Chroma Sport PDFL

Premier Division: Ketton 3 Holbeach Res 1; Leverington Sports 4 Tydd 3; Long Sutton 4 Langtoft 1; Moulton Harrox 4 Thorney 2; Sutton Bridge 3 Oakham 1; Whittlesey 2 Stamford Lions 2.

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

Division Two: Cardea 1 Netherton Res 1; Eunice Huntingdon 4 Stamford Lions Res 1; Langtoft Res 4 Ketton Res 2; Rippingale & Folkingham 2 Stilton 3; Spalding Athletic 1 Feeder 3; Whaplode Drove 0 Premiair 6.

Division Three: FC Peterborough Res 2 Thorpe Wood Rangers 4; Farcet 2 Stamford Belvedere Res 0; Oundle Res 4 Long Sutton Res 1; Peterborough NECI 9 Holbeach Bank 1; Stamford Lions A 1 Uppingham Res 2.

Division Four: Glinton & Northborough 13 Kings Cliffe Res 1; Hampton 9 Netherton A 1; Holbeach United Sports 1 Huntingdon Rovers 1; Orton Rangers 7 Whittlesey B 0; Parkside 3 FC Parson Drove Res 2; Premiair Res 8 Tydd Res 2; Wittering Harriers Res 0 Ramsey 1.

Division Five: Gunthorpe Harriers 6 Orton Rangers Res 0; Peterborough City 2 Hampton Res 2; Stanground Sports 9 Eunice Huntingdon Res 0; Stilton Res 4 Hampton A 1; The Limetree 5 Cardea Res 2; Thurlby Tigers 0 Casterton 4.

Boston Workforce Unlimited League

Premier Division: Coningsby 3 Pointon 3; Fulbeck 0 Old Leake 3; Railway 3 Benington 1; Ruskington 1 Kirton 0; Spilsby 3 Skegness Res 0; Wyberton Res 2 Swineshead 2.

Division One: Boston College 2 Park 0; Fosdyke 0 Old Doningtonians 3; Freiston 1 Horncastle Res 1; Friskney 2 FC Hammers 4; Swineshead Res 2 Billinghay 6; Woodhall Spa 1 Fishtoft 6.

Division Two: Boston Athletic 2 FC Wrangle 1; Eagle 8 JFC Boston 3; Holbeach Bank 0 Caythorpe 5; Skegness A 3 Colsterworth 1.

Division Three: Benington Res 0 Wyberton A 1; Digby 4 Mareham 1; Woodhall Spa Res 1 Bull 3.

Main Ridge Take Away Reserve Cup first round: Park 1 Coningsby 2.

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