DERBY DUEL: The Holbeach and Wisbech players clash in Saturday’s game at Carter’s Park. Photo by ERIN LARHAM

Pre-season: 80-strong crowd see Holbeach United lose to Wisbech, Fenton sinks Deeping Rangers

The latest round of pre-season friendly fixtures on Saturday saw a number of derby clashes.

Perhaps the pick of the fixtures saw Holbeach United entertain higher-graded rivals Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park.

With close to 80 fans allowed into the ground for the first time since government guideiines for non-league football were relaxed, the Fenmen emerged as 2-0 winners.

oth of the goals came in the first half, with an own goal from midfielder Joe Smith getting the ball rolling.

Former Spalding United striker Avi Vieira doubled the lead for Brett Whaley’s side, with Holbeach unable to recover after the break.

TIGER FEET: Jonny Lockie gets on the ball. All photos by ERIN LARHAM

The defeat was a first pre-season reverse for Phil Barnes’ side, who had previously enjoyed wins over Crowland Town Reserves (5-0) and Swaffham Town (3-1), plus a 1-1 draw against Moulton Harrox.

There was better news for Spalding United, who picked up a 1-0 win at UhlSport UCL Premier Division side Deeping Rangers.

New signing Jacob Fenton continued his eye-catching pre-season form with another goal for the Tulips.

Elsewhere, Moulton Harrox picked up a 1-0 win at Horncastle Town on Tuesday night.

Harrox are back in pre-season action at Peterborough Northern Star – who beat Pinchbeck United 6-0 last weekend – on Saturday (2pm).

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