WINNER: Leon Mettam notched the sole goal for Spalding United. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Tulips secure elusive away victory, Tigers shine in FA Vase and Pinchbeck ease past Eynesbury

Leon Mettam’s late goal fired Spalding United to their first away win of the season on Saturday, while Holbeach United marched on in the Buildbase FA Vase and Pinchbeck United eased to victory over eight-man Eynesbury Rovers.

Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to 16th place in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-0 victory at high-flying Gresley.

The Moatmen had two players sent off on the day, with Mettam striking the only goal ten minutes from time to make it seven points from the last nine available for Matt Easton’s side.

Meanwhile, goals from strikers Joe Braithwaite and Jack Smith earned Holbeach United a 2-0 FA Vase success at Wodson Park.

That sends the Tigers into the third round of the national competition, where they will be hoping for a home draw.

In the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Eynesbury Rovers had three players sent off against Pinchbeck at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Two of those came inside the opening 15 minutes, making for an odd afternoon for the Knights. They kept their head in the game, though, with goals from Olli Maltby, Lee Beeson and Tony Edwards securing a 3-0 victory and keeping them second in the table.

Elsewhere, Moulton Harrox saw off Sutton Bridge United 4-1 after extra time in the Lincs Junior Cup.

In the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division, Holbeach United Reserves enjoyed a fine 2-1 victory over Peterborough Sports Development, while Long Sutton Athletic were 2-0 winners at Peterborough Polonia.

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


Evo-Stik NPL

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

Future Lions UCL

Premier Division: Daventry Town 4 Northampton ON Chenecks 1; Pinchbeck United 3 Eynesbury Rovers 0; Rothwell Corinthians 1 Oadby Town 3; Kirby Muxloe 1 Rugby Town 4.

FA Vase

Selected: Wodson Park 0 Holbeach United 2.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Holbeach United Res 2 Peterborough Sports Development 1; ICA Sports 2 Netherton United 2; Peterborough Polonia 0 Long Sutton Athletic 2.

Division One: FC Peterborough 0 Stamford Belvedere 2; Whittlesey Athletic Res 1 FC Parson Drove 9; Wittering Harriers 1 Spalding Town 2.

Division Two: Warboys Town 1 Stilton United 9.

Division Three: Long Sutton Athletic Res 3 FC Peterborough Res 1; Oundle Town Res 12 Stamford Lions A 0; Stamford Belvedere Res 0 Holbeach Bank 0.

Division Four: FC Parson Drove Reserves 16 (sixteen) Netherton United A 3; Huntingdon Rovers 3 Wittering Harriers Res 4; Kings Cliffe Res 3 Whittlesey Athletic B 4.

Division Five: Division Five: Eunice Huntingdon Res 3 Hampton Res 8; Stilton United Res 2 Peterborough City 0.

Minor Cup: Cardea Res 1 Holbeach United Sp 1 (pens 3-2); Hampton A 1 Premiair Res 3; Hampton 4 The Limetree 4 (pens 3-0); Leverington Sports A 3 Glinton & Northborough 4; Parkside 2 Gunthorpe Harriers 3; Ramsey Town 0 Thurlby Tigers 3; Tydd Res 0 Orton Rangers 1.

Junior Cup: Feeder 0 Langtoft United Res 4; Netherton United Res 2 Huntingdon Town Res 1; Peterborough NECI 3 Cardea 2; Stamford Lions Res 6 Whittlesey Athletic A 2; Whaplode Drove 1 Premiair 8; Farcet 3 Leverington Res 2.

Lincs Junior Cup: Benington 3 Langtoft Utd 1; Moulton Harrox 4 Sutton Bridge 1 (AET); Stamford Lions 0 Tetney Rovers 2.

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