ON TARGET: Gary King bagged for Spalding United. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Tulips off to winning start, Tigers top of the tree and Knights held

Spalding United made a winning start to the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season by beating hosts Stocksbridge Park Steels 2-0 on Saturday, while Holbeach United beat ON Chenecks 3-0 and Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Lutterworth Town.

Starting with the Tulips, goals from Cenk Acar (19) and Gary King (72) gave Chris Rawlinson’s side an impressive away victory on day one.

There was also a key penalty save from Michael Duggan while the score was 1-0.

Spalding host Corby Town, who beat Romulus 5-1, on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

In the ChromaSport UCL, Holbeach are top of the Premier Division after cruising to a 3-0 win over ON Chenecks at Carter’s Park.

Lewis Leckie notched a quick-fire double (pen 18 and 20) gave the Tigers a 2-0 half-time lead, before he turned provider for Will Bird to round off the victory 20 minutes from time.

Holbeach host Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

In UCL Division One, Pinchbeck remain unbeaten after a 1-1 draw with Lutterworth Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Ollie Maltby’s first goal at UCL level was enough to earn the Knights, who next host Bourne Town on Wednesday (7.45pm), a decent point.

Down in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division, Moulton Harrox made it four wins from as many games with a 1-0 victory at Stanground Sports.

Holbeach United Reserves slipped to a 2-1 loss at Deeping Reserves, while Sutton Bridge United bagged their first top flight success by seeing off Thorney 1-0.

More football in Thursday’s Spalding Voice.


Evo-Stik NPL

First Division South: Alvechurch 3 Leek Town 1; Belper Town 0 Basford United 1; Carlton Town 3 Sheffield FC 0; Chasetown 1 Lincoln United 3; Cleethorpes Town 4 Gresley 1; Corby Town 5 Romulus 1; Loughborough Dynamo 3 Bedworth United 2; Market Drayton Town 0 Stamford 0; Newcastle Town 0 Frickley Athletic 1; Peterborough Sports 3 Kidsgrove Athletic 0; Stocksbridge Park Steels 0 Spalding United 2.

ChromaSport UCL

Premier Division: Boston Town 0 Newport Pagnell Town 1; Cogenhoe United 3 Oadby Town 0; Daventry Town 2 Rothwell Corinthians 1; Desborough Town 1 Wisbech Town 0; Eynesbury Rovers 5 St Andrews 2; Harborough Town 1 Peterborough Northern Star 1; Holbeach United 3 Northampton ON Chenecks 0; Kirby Muxloe 4 Wellingborough Town 1; Leicester Nirvana 0 Yaxley 0; Sleaford Town 2 Northampton Sileby Rangers 3; Wellingborough Whitworth 2 Deeping Rangers 1.

Division One: Blackstones 2 Rushden and Higham United 0; Burton Park Wanderers 0 Harrowby United 15 (fifteen); Huntingdon Town 2 Irchester United 1; Long Buckby 2 Oakham United 0; Lutterworth Athletic 5 Raunds Town 2; Melton Town 2 Buckingham Town 4; Pinchbeck United 1 Lutterworth Town 1; Potton United 5 Bourne Town 0; Stewarts & Lloyds AFC 3 Bugbrooke St Michaels 4; Olney Town 2 Thrapston Town 3 (Fri).

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: AFC Stanground Sports 0 Moulton Harrox 1; Deeping Rangers Res 2 Holbeach United Res 1; Langtoft United 1 Sawtry 10 (ten); Leverington Sports 2 Ketton 2; Stamford Lions 4 Peterborough ICA Sports 1; Sutton Bridge United 1 Thorney 0.

Division One: AFC Stanground Sports Res 0 Netherton United Res 9; Crowland Town 2 Moulton Harrox Res 7; Kings Cliffe 4 Ramsey Town 1; Long Sutton Athletic 2 Stamford Belvedere 1; Oakham United Res 1 Glinton & Northborough 7; Peterborough Polonia 3 Uppingham Town 3.


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