Another thrilling FA Cup battle in store for Peterborough Sports, United Counties League derby at Holbeach

Peterborough Sports celebrate an FA Cup goal against Stamford. Photo: James Richardson.
Peterborough Sports celebrate an FA Cup goal against Stamford. Photo: James Richardson.
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Peterborough Sports emerged victorious from one FA Cup battle on Tuesday and head straight into another one tomorrow (September 8).

Sports pipped local rivals Stamford AFC 4-3 in a thrilling preliminary round replay at the Bee Arana to earn a trip to Essex to face Basildon United in a first qualifying round tie.

Basildon play at the same level as Sports and have also won every league game so far this season.

Wisbech Town and Spalding United are also in FA Cup action. Wisbech will need to improve on their midweek performance when they eased past level Sileby Rangers on penalties to get a positive result at Great Wakering Rovers who play in the same Isthmian League Division as Basildon.

Spalding will start favourites to win at Eastern Counties Premier Division side Brantham Athletic.

Yaxley seek to end a run of three straight Evo Stik Southend League defeat at Welwyn Garden City tomorrow.

Big game locally in the United Counties Premier Division sees unbeaten Deeping Rangers travel to Holbeach United. Deeping, who could give a debut to new striker Cameron Johnson from Boston Town, knocked Holbeach out of the FA Cup last month.

Peterborough Northern Star are at Leicester Nirvana, while leaders Pinchbeck United host Sleaford.

FIXTURES

Saturday, September 8

FA CUP

First Round Qualifying: Brantham Athletic v Spalding Utd, Great Wakering Rovers v Wisbech Town, Basildon Utd v Peterborough Sports.

EVO STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Division One Central: Welwyn GC v Yaxley.

FUTURE LIONS Utd COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Holbeach Utd v Deeping Rangers, Leicester Nirvana v Peterborough Northern Star, Pinchbeck Utd v Sleaford Town.

Division One: Blackstones v Huntingdon Town, Bourne Town v Aylestone Park.

THURLOW NUNN EASTERN LEAGUE

Division One North: Cornard Utd v Wisbech St Mary, March Town Utd v Harleston Town.