RETURN: Nick Bishop was back in the Pinchbeck United side on Saturday. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Smith steers Tulips to away win, Tigers frustrated and Pinchbeck beaten again

A Jack Smith strike earned Spalding United a 1-0 win at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a 0-0 draw by Oadby Town and Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home loss against ON Chenecks.

Starting with the Tulips, they put their disappointing festive results behind them with an impressive BetVictor NPL South East Division win.

Striker Smith fired the only goal of the game midway through the first period to send Spalding up to ninth in the standings.

Holbeach, meanwhile, drew a blank against 17th-placed Oadby at Carter’s Park despite making it 12 games unbeaten in all competitions.

The Tigers are fifth in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table as a result, three points behind leaders Shepshed Dynamo having played  two games more.

A the other end of the table, Pinchbeck – who handed starts to new signings Nick Bishop and Ollie Gale – are nine points from safety after suffering their 15th defeat from 18 league games this season.

Goals on 41 and 60 minutes settled the contest at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Elsewhere, Moulton Harrox moved into the semi-finals of the Lincs Junior Cup with a 4-2 win at Stamford Lions.

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


BetVictor NPL

South East Division: Frickley Athletic 1 Belper Town 2; Glossop North End 1 Newcastle Town 1; Ilkeston Town 2 Stamford 4; Kidsgrove Athletic 2 Leek Town 3; Lincoln United 0 Cleethorpes Town 3; Loughborough Dynamo 0 Spalding United 1; Market Drayton Town 0 Chasetown 1; Sheffield FC 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 1; Sutton Coldfield Town 1 Carlton Town 1; Wisbech Town 0 Worksop Town 1.

Uhlsport UCL

Premier Division: Anstey Nomads 9 Sleaford Town 0; Boston Town 3 Rothwell Corinthians 0; Deeping Rangers 2 Cogenhoe United 0; Desborough Town 0 Rugby Town 4; Harborough Town 0 Leicester Nirvana 2; Holbeach United 0 Oadby Town 0; Loughborough University 3 Peterborough Northern Star 1; Pinchbeck United 0 Northampton ON Chenecks 2; Shepshed Dynamo 2 Quorn 1; Wellingborough Town 0 Lutterworth Town 1.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: Ketton 2 Oakham United 2; Leverington Sports 4 ICA Sports 0; Peterborough North End Sports 4 Uppingham Town 1; Peterborough Polonia 3 Tydd 0.

Division One: FC Peterborough 0 Stilton United 4; Kings Cliffe 3 Eunice Huntingdon 4; Moulton Harrox Res 1 Whittlesey Athletic Res 1; Oundle Town 1 Eye United 2; Spalding Town 0 Cardea 10; Stamford Belvedere 4 Wittering Harriers 1.

Division Two: Netherton United Res 4 Stamford Belvedere Res 1; Oakham United Res 2 Rippingale & Folkingham 4; Warboys Town 6 Stamford Lions Reserves 1.

Division Three: Hampton 6 FC Peterborough Res 4; Holbeach United Sports 3 Orton Rangers 1; Premiair Res 1 Farcet United 7; Tydd Res 4 Wittering Harriers Res 3; Uppingham Town Res 1 Glinton & Northborough 3; Whittlesey Athletic A 1 FC Parson Drove Reserves 9.

Division Four: Casterton 2 Cardea Reserves 1; Huntingdon Rovers 0 Stanground Sports 7; Netherton United A 1 Peterborough City 1; Stilton United Res 8 Kings Cliffe Res 1; Thurlby Tigers 1 The Limetree 3.

Division Five: Deeping United 12 Hampton A 1; Dreams Res 3 NECI Res 1; Long Sutton Athletic A 4 Sawtry 1; Parkside Res 3 Huntingdon Town Dev 2; Rippingale & Folkingham Res 2 Warboys Town Res 2.

Junior Cup: NECI 2 Ramsey Town 1.

Minor Cup: Stamford Lions A 0 Cambridge FC 0 (pens 2-3).

Lincs Junior Cup (quarter-final): Stamford Lions 2 Moulton Harrox 4.

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