Local interest in the FA Cup ended yesterday (September 22).
Sole survivors Stamford were beaten 3-1 by higher-level Buxton in a second qualifying round tie at the Daniels Stadium.
Wideman Jake Gibson fired Graham Drury’s side into an early lead before suffering a knee ligament injury that will sideline him for more than a month.
Stamford were pegged back on the stroke of half-time after a harsh penalty award against skipper Richard Jones before being seen off in the second period.
Dubi Ogbonna hit a hat-trick as Wisbech stormed into second spot in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.
The summer striking signing inspired a 3-2 success for the Fenmen at fellow fast-starters Gorleston.
Holbeach continued a cracking start to the United Counties League Premier Division campaign.
John Chand’s men extended their 100 per cent league run to six matches with a 2-0 victory at highly-fancied Quorn.
The Leicestershire side suffered a first defeat in UCL football thanks to Tigers’ goals from Andrew Tidswell and loan ace Sam Mulready.
Holbeach climbed to second place in the table behind leaders St Ives who saw off Northern Star 3-1.
Flying wideman Billy Smith halved the city side’s arrears midway through the second half but a third home goal soon settled the issue. Local man Lee Ellison was among the Ives scorers.
Yaxley enjoyed a fine success of their own when claiming the scalp of high-flying Cogenhoe in the Premier Division.
Player-coach Andy Coleman and classy striker Ondre Odain grabbed the goals in a Cuckoos comeback to win 2-1.
Harry Deane grabbed the only goal as Deeping returned to winning ways with a 1-0 success at reigning champions Long Buckby while title favourites Spalding continued their high-scoring form by bashing bottom club Harborough 5-1.
September 22 results:
Second qualifying round: Stamford 1 (Gibson), Buxton 3.
Thurlow Nunn League
Premier Division: Gorleston 2, Wisbech 3 (Ogbonna 3).
First Division: March 1 (Thompson), Great Yarmouth 2.
United Counties League
Premier Division: Cogenhoe 1, Yaxley 2 (Coleman, Odain); Harborough 1, Spalding 5 (Cotton, Tolley, Green, James, Stevens); Huntingdon 5 (Drane, Dear, Salvanieks, Seymour-Shove, Torres), S & L Corby 0; Long Buckby 0, Deeping 1 (Deane); Quorn 0, Holbeach 2; St Ives 3, Northern Star 1.
Division One: Bourne 1 (Feely), Burton Park Wanderers 2.