GOAL: Spencer Tinkler netted for Holbeach. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Holbeach battle past ill-disciplined Nirvana, Spalding battered and Pinchbeck game off

Holbeach United defeated eight-man Leicester Nirvana 2-0 on Saturday, while Spalding United were crushed 5-0 at Cleethorpes Town and Pinchbeck United saw their fixture postponed.

Starting with Holbeach, goals from Liam Adams and Spencer Tinkler settled their Carter’s Park clash to keep them firmly in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title race.

But the big story was the indiscipline of Nirvana, who had three players sent off on the day.

Meanwhile, Spalding’s poor run of form in BetVictor NPL South East Division continued with the crushing 5-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Cleethorpes Town.

Harry Middleton, Ross Hannah, Alex Flett, Jon Oglesby and Sam Topliss gave the Owls their biggest win of the season in the Lincolnshire derby.

For the Tulips, it’s now five games without a win following their heaviest loss since a 6-1 reverse at Glossop North End in October and they stay 15th in the table.

The stormy weather did claim one high-profile casualty, with Pinchbeck United’s derby against Boston Town postponed as early as Friday because of a waterlogged pitch at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

More football in Thursday’s Spalding Voice and at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk throughout the week.


BetVictor NPL

South East Division: Chasetown 2 Sheffield FC 1; Cleethorpes Town 5 Spalding United 0; Frickley Athletic 0 Newcastle Town 1; Ilkeston Town 2 Leek Town 0; Kidsgrove Athletic 1 Market Drayton Town 1; Lincoln United 1 Wisbech Town 2; Loughborough Dynamo 1 Glossop North End 1; Worksop Town 0 Sutton Coldfield Town 1.

Uhlsport UCL

Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 1 Shepshed Dynamo 4; Deeping Rangers 3 Lutterworth Town 3; Harborough Town 2 Desborough Town 2; Holbeach United 2 Leicester Nirvana 0; Quorn 5 Wellingborough Town 1.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Netherton United 2 Ketton 0; Leverington Sports 0 Thorney 3; Tydd 1 Oakham United 2.

Division One: Eunice Huntingdon 1 PNS Res 1; FC Peterborough 0 Crowland Town 2; Moulton Harrox Res 2 Oundle Town 1; Spalding Town 1 Wittering Harriers 5.

Division Two: Crowland Town Res 5 Leverington Sports Res 3; Stamford Belvedere Res 1 Thorpe Wood Rangers 3; Stamford Lions Res 1 Netherton United Res 3; Warboys Town 11 Oakham United Res 2.

Division Three: Division Three: FC Parson Drove Res 0 Farcet United 0; Hampton 4 Holbeach United Sports 5; Orton Rangers 3 Whittlesey Athletic A 1; Parkside 0 Ramsey Town 6; Premiair Res 2 Glinton & Northborough 3; Wittering Harriers Res 2 FC Peterborough Res 3.

Division Four: Cardea Reserves 12 Kings Cliffe Res 0; Casterton 7 Peterborough City 2; Netherton United A 3 The Limetree 4; Orton Rangers Res 2 Huntingdon Rovers 4; Stilton United Res 4 Dreams 2.

Division Five A: Deeping United 5 Sawtry 2; Huntingdon Town Dev 5 Warboys Town Res 0; Long Sutton Athletic A 0 Parkside Reserves 6.

Division Five B: Dreams Reserves 2 Stamford Lions A 5; Sutton Bridge United 2 Rippingale & Folkingham Res 3.

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