Non-league - Stamford reach Shield Final again

Action from last night's game between Deeping and Yaxley.
Action from last night's game between Deeping and Yaxley.
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Stamford won through to the final of the Lincolnshire Shield last night (February 17) by beating arch rivals Grantham Town 2-0.

Ryan Robbins put the Daniels ahead on 37 minutes with Richard Jones adding the second just past the hour mark.

Stamford are the holders of the trophy, having beaten Brigg Town on penalties at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank last season. In this year’s final they will play Louth Town, who beat Brigg 2-1 in the other semi-final last night.

Spalding were beaten on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Ilkeston in the quarter-finals of the Doodson Cup. Michael Leary and Mitchell Griffiths scored their goals.

Holbeach bounced back in style from their weekend FA Vase exit to inflict a 7-0 defeat on struggling hosts Harrowby to keep their ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division title hopes alive.

Craig Parker set the ball rolling after a quarter of an hour.

Jake Duffy doubled the advantage after 29 minutes with Parker scoring his second six minutes later.

Livo Dube’s curling effort after 38 minutes made it 4-0 at the break.

Goals from Stacy Cartwright after 65 minutes and Matt Nolan two minutes later added to the Tigers total before Gary King had the final word three minutes into added time.

Yaxley claimed derby glory against Deeping for the second successive Tuesday.

The Cuckoos followed up a 4-1 KO Cup win last week with a 2-0 league triumph at the Haydon Whitham Stadium last night.

A wickedly-deflected strike from substitute Ricky Hailstone put them ahead after 64 minutes and Rangers were reduced to 10 men moments later when Dan Flack sent the dangerous Dan Cotton tumbling.

Cotton then clinched victory in stoppage time after home goalkeeper Dan Bircham had been unable to deal with a weak back pass.

Wisbech stepped up their title bid with a seventh win in succession as they won 4-1 at Boston Town with goals by Danny Beaumont (2), Luke Wilson and Billy Smith.

Premier Division standings: 1 AFC Rushden & Higham played 28, 67pts; 2 Yaxley played 28, 60pts; 3 Holbeach played 25, 59pts; 4 Wisbech played 25, 57pts.

Huntingdon lost 2-1 at Potton in the Hinchingbrooke Cup with substitute Antonio Douglas scoring their goal.