Spalding have moved into a play-off position in Division One South of the Evo Stik League.
The Tulips are fourth after securing a fourth straight win yesterday (November 29). Goals from Lewis Webb and Jamie Thurlbourne were enough to seal a 2-0 success at Stockbridge Park Steels.
Holbeach and Yaxley maintained their United Counties Premier Division title hopes with hard-fought away wins yesterday.
Jamie Clarke and Lee Beeson were the men on the mark for Holbeach in a 2-0 win at Eynesbury, while Yaxley required a last-minute spot-kick from Dan Cotton to inflict a first defeat in eight matches on Boston.
Yaxley led 2-0 early in the game thanks to goals from Ricky Hailstone and David Cobb before Boston dragged themselves level.
Leaders Rushden & Diamonds won 5-1 at Long Buckby. They are two points clear of Holbeach with Yaxley a further two points behind.
Peterborough Northern Star are fourth, six points adrift of Yaxley after their disappointing 0-0 draw at Kempston. The home side played more than half the game with 10 men after a first-half red card.
Wisbech will over-take Star on Tuesday (December 2) if they beat them at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium. The Fenmen saw off Cogenhoe 3-0 yesterday as Danny Beaumont struck twice late in the contest to add to Adam Millsom’s first-half penalty. It wasn’t all good news for Wisbech as star striker Josh Ford suffered a broken foot and faces a lengthy absence.
Charlie Coulson, Adam Scotcher, Dan Flack and Joe Braithwaite scored Deeping’s goals as they beat Thurnby Nirvana 4-1 in the first ever meeting between the clubs.
Division One title challengers Peterborough Sports suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat in the Northants Junior Cup just a handful of days after beating Premier Division Sleaford on spot-kicks in the United Counties League Cup.
Dan Clements fired Sports into a second minute lead against Rothwell Corinthians yesterday, but the visitors took the tie to penalties with a last-minute equaliser.
Ondre Odain fired his penalty against the post, while Corinthians scored all five of their spot-kicks.
Against Sleaford Sports beat higher level Sleaford despite midfielder Chris Garwell playing in goal and despite a red card for midfielder Gerard Evans. Clements and Matthew Cook scored for Sports in a 2-2 draw before Garwell’s heroics sealed success in the shoot-out. He saved one penalty and then converted the decisive kick to send Sports through.
Sports are now five points behind Division One leaders Lutterworth with two games in hand. Lutterworth won 2-1 at Blackstones yesterday which was a third straight defeat for new Stones’ boss Neil Cotton. Declan Carr scored for the home side five minutes from time.
Bourne grabbed a point from their trip to Bugbooke St Michaels when Jones De Sousa netted in the final minute.
Evo Stik League
Division One South
Stockbridge Park Steels 0, Spalding 2 (Webb, Thurlbourne)
United Counties League
Kempston 0, Peterborough Northern Star 0.
Boston 2, Yaxley 3 (Hailstone, Cobb, Cotton)
Deeping Rangers 4 (Flack, Scotcher, Coulson, Braithwaite), Thurnby Nirvana 1
Desborough 3, Huntingdon 0.
Eynesbury 0, Holbeach 2 (Clarke, Beeson)
Wisbech 3 (Beaumont 2, Millsom), Cogenhoe 0.
Blackstones 1 (Carr), Lutterworth 2
Bugbrooke St Michaels 1, Bourne 1 (De Sousa)
Northants Junior Cup
Peterborough Sports 1 (Clements), Rothwell Corinthians 1.
(Rothwell won 5-4 on penalties).