OFF: Stacy Cartwright (left) was given his marching orders on Tuesday. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Two off as Spalding United edge out Holbeach United in fiery friendly derby

It’s rarely dull when Holbeach United and Spalding United square off – and that was the case in Tuesday night’s friendly at Carter’s Park.

A first-half penalty from Lincoln City loanee Andrew Wright settled the contest, but it was two red cards and a mass brawl before half time that left everyone talking.

A late tackle from Nathan Whitehead triggered the melee, with both he and Stacy Cartwright – who reacted to the challenge – given their marching orders.

The South Holland duo now look forward to competitive games of  this Saturday.

Spalding visit Stamford in the semi-finals of the Lincs FA Senior Cup (3pm), while the Tigers host Swaffham Town in the FA Cup (3pm).

Elsewhere, Moulton Harrox lost 3-1 at Wyberton in their final friendly on Tuesday.

See Thursday’s edition of The Spalding and South Holland Voice for previews to all of the weekend football.

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