PREVIEW: Sports could clinch the Premier Division title in Leicester

Peterborough Sports manager Jimmy Dean.
Peterborough Sports manager Jimmy Dean.
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Peterborough Sports could wrap up the United Counties Premier Division title tomorrow (April 1)

If Sports’ result at Leicester Nirvana betters Deeping Rangers’ result at Rothwell Corinthians, Jimmy Dean’s men will seal back-to-back UCL crowns. They ran away with the Division One title last season.

Sports have a 12-point lead over second-placed Deeping and a game in hand. Deeping can only reach 99 points by winning their final five games. Sports already have 96 points, and a vastly superior goal difference.

It would cap a great week for Sports who reached the Hinchingbrooke Cup Final and passed a ground inspection which now guarantees step four football at PSL next season. Sports have already sealed promotion by clinching a top three UCL Premier Division finish.

They shouldn’t expect any favours from Deeping tomorrow though. Michael Goode’s men beat Rothwell 6-0 at the Haydon Whitham Stadium last weekend (March 25).

Yaxley are under pressure for third place from Eynesbury. The Cuckoos have a tricky game tomorrow at home to Sileby, when Eynesbury host Holbeach United.

Spalding United have seven games in which to preserve a 10-point lead over those chasing a play-off place in Division One South of the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division. Tomorrow the Tulips are at mid-table Stocksbridge Park Steels.

FIXTURES

Saturday, April 1

EVO-STIK LEAGUE

Division One South: Leek Town v Stamford, Stocksbridge Park Steels v Spalding Utd.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Eynesbury Rovers v Holbeach United, Harborough Town v Huntingdon Town, Harrowby United v Peterborough Northern Star, Leicester Nirvana v Peterborough Sports, Rothwell Corinthians v Deeping Rangers, Wisbech Town v Newport Pagnell Town, Yaxley v Northampton Sileby Rangers.

Division One: Blackstones v Rushden and Higham United, Bourne Town v Daventry Town.

THURLOW NUNN EASTERN LEAGUE

Division One: Holland FC v Wisbech St Mary.