DOUBLE: Spencer Weir-Daley. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Saturday football: Vital victory for Pinchbeck, Tulips win again and Holbeach grab derby draw

Pinchbeck United produced a great display to win 3-0 at Newark on Saturday, while Spalding United defeated Corby Town 1-0 and Holbeach United picked up a fine 1-1 draw with Boston Town.

Starting in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North, Pinchbeck kept their hopes of survival alive with an emphatic victory on the road.

Spencer Weir-Daley and Neal Spafford gave the Knights a 2-0 half-time lead, before Weir-Daley added a second after the interval to help complete a double over Newark.

The win, paired with Selston’s 6-0 loss at Melton Town, moves the Knights to within two points of their nearest rivals and means that there are just three goals between them on goal difference.

Pinchbeck host Skegness Town on Monday (3pm) knowing that win would get them out of the drop zone, while Selston face Newark – who are four points clear of Lewis Thorogood’s side – on Tuesday.

Staying in the UCL’s top tier, already relegated Holbeach ended a 14-game losing streat to grab their first point since January 3 as they held Boston Town 1-1 at Carter’s Park.

Loui Catt’s first Tigers goal put Danny Clifton’s side ahead at the break, but Fraser Bayliss, who started the season with Holbeach, levelled after the break.

Holbeach now finish their season at Deeping Rangers on Monday (3pm).

Spalding, meanhwhile, moved up to ninth in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division with a narrow win over Corby at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Ben Seymour-Shove’s second-half effort (51) was enough to secure a deserved win for Brett Whaley’s side, who have now won two games on the spin.

They make the trip to play-off chasing Carlton Town on Monday (3pm).

In the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division, Moulton Harrox remain in the hunt for third place after a 3-1 success over Oakham United.

In Division One, Tydd are now second after beating Wisbech Town Reserves 4-1 while Pinchbeck Reserves jumped out of the bottom two with a 4-3 win over Whittlesey Reserves.

Crowland Town Reserves, who are bottom, lost 5-0 at FC Peterborough.

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