DOUBLE BLOW: George Zuerner (left) and Jenk Acar (right) have both left Spalding United. Photo by DAN ALLEN

Saturday football: Spalding United held after duo depart, Pinchbeck suffer key defeat

Spalding United were held 2-2 by Kidsgrove Athletic in BetVictor NPL Division One South on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United went down 2-1 at Cogenhoe United in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division.

Starting with the Tulips, they were without key players Jenk Acar (transfer to Skegness Town) and George Zuerner (set to join a new club) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with both departing the club in the wake of Matt Easton’s resignation as boss.

Still, the knuckled down and took a 1-0 half-time lead when Kegan Everington fired home on 41 minutes.

However, two quick goals from Kingsley Adu Gyamfi (67) and Ruben Wiggins-Thomas (pen 73) put Kidsgrove into the lead with time running out.

Joel Brownhill immediately restored parity, but the Tulips couldn’t find a winner and were forced to settle for a point.

Meanwhile, Pinchbeck’s 2-1 defeat at Cogenhoe leaves them eight points from safety at the foot of the table.

Dennis Nkrumah and Alejandro Nwafor got the goals for the hosts, with Pinchbeck level at 1-1 at one point thanks to an own goal.

More to follow.


BetVictor NPL

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

Uhlsport UCL

Premier Division: Cogenhoe United 2 Pinchbeck United 1; Harborough Town 0 Loughborough University 1; Northampton ON Chenecks 0 Oadby Town 1; Peterborough Northern Star 2 Desborough Town 0; Quorn 5 Lutterworth Town 1; Rugby Town 3 Anstey Nomads 0; Sleaford Town 0 Deeping Rangers 2.

ChromaSport PDFL

Premier Division: ICA Sports 0 Stamford Lions 1; Leverington Sports 0 Ketton 1; Moulton Harrox 2 Tydd 1; Oakham United 1 Holbeach United Res 2; Thorney 0 Peterborough North End Sports 0.

Division One: Cardea 5 Moulton Harrox Res 3; Eunice Huntingdon 1 Crowland Town 3; Spalding Town 0 Kings Cliffe 5; Stamford Belvedere 5 Premiair 2.

Division Two: Crowland Town Res 6 Netherton United Res 1; NECI 6 Stamford Lions Res 0.

Division Three: Hampton 3 Ramsey Town 4; Premiair Res 1 Holbeach United Sp 3; Tydd Res2 Uppingham Town Res 1; Wittering Harriers Res 5 Parkside 4.

Division Four: Netherton United A 3 Cardea Res 9; Stanground Sports 6 Orton Rangers Res 1; Stilton United Res 3 Hampton Res 0; The Limetree 2 Dreams 9; Thurlby Tigers 9 Holbeach Bank 0.

Division Five: Park Farm Pumas 2 Huntingdon Town Dev 0; Parkside Res 0 Deeping United 12.

League Cup: FC Parson Drove Res 3 Peterborough Northern Star Res 0.

Minor Cup: Orton Rangers 5 Whittlesey Athletic A 3; Thorpe Wood Rangers 3 Long Sutton Athletic Res 1.

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