Local clubs are poised to take advantage should runaway United Counties Premier Division leaders Daventry Town slip up.
Daventry are nine points clear at the top after recording a 12th win in 14 top-flight games at Boston yesterday (November 10), but Pinchbeck United, Holbeach United, Deeping Rangers and Peterborough Northern Star occupy places 3-6 after compiling fine runs of their own. They all have games in hand on the leaders.
Pinchbeck sit third even though they lost for just the second time yesterday - bizarrely both defeats have involved the Knights comnceding six - but Holbeach stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 games with a hard-fought success, while Deeping have games in hand on all the clubs ahead of them and maintained their upward progress with a comfortable win yesterday.
Star would probably accept their current sixth place as a finishing position. Yesterday they won 3-0 at lowly Wellingborough Whitworth thanks to goals from James Hill-Seekings (2) and Jake Sansby.
Pinchbeck let a 3-1 lead slip at Newport Pagnell, but Josh Ford’s 69th minute goal saw Holbeach to victory against Harborough.
David Burton-Jones, Danny Durkin, Dan Schiavi and Scott Mooney struck for Deeping in a 4-1 romp against bottom club Rothwell Corinthians on a day inspirational boss Michael Goode picked up his manager-of-the-month prize and David Holmes collected up his groundsman of the year award for 2018.
In Division One player-manager Lee Clarke’s hat-trick helped Blackstones back up to fourth place with a 4-1 win over rock-bottom Raunds.
And Bourne fought back from 2-0 down at Thrapston to win 3-2 with goals from Jake Mason (2) and Zack Munton.
There were great wins in the FA Trophy yesterday for Yaxley (2-0 v Wisbech) and Stamford (1-0 v Kettering).
Saturday. November 10
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Deeping Rangers 4 (Mooney, Schiavi, Burton-Jones, Durkin), Rothwell Corinthians 1; Holbeach United 1 (Ford), Harborough Town 0; Newport Pagnell Town 6, Pinchbeck United 3; Wellingborough Whitworth 0, Peterborough Northern Star 3 (Hill-Seekings 2, Sansby).
Division One: Blackstones 4 (Clarke 3, Simpson), Raunds Town 1; Huntingdon Town 0, Lutterworth Town 5; Thrapston Town 2, Bourne Town 3 (Mason 2, Munton).