Deeping Rangers’ superb 11-game winning run in the United Counties Premier Division came to a shuddering halt at the hands of title rivals Rugby Town today (February 23)
The Clarets were well beaten 3-0 at the Haydon Whitham Stadium and lost second spot to their opponents as a result, although both are now eight points adrift of leaders Daventry.
Fourth-placed Holbeach United made it seven wins on the spin after pipping Peterborough Northern Star 2-1 at the Branch Bros Stadium. Former Star player Billy Smith claimed the winning goal just 60 seconds after Sam Wilson had equalised for Star at the start of the second-half. Josh Ford had opened the scoring for Holbeach.
There was disappointment for fifth-placed Pinchbeck United as they could only draw 1-1 at next-to-bottom Kirby Muxloe. Tony Edwards equalised for Pinchbeck on the half hour, but the Knights spurned several chances to win the game.
Blackstones lost 3-0 at second placed Lutterworth Town in Division One and Bourne were thumped 4-1 at Aylestone Park.
March Town were frustrated by Cornard United in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League. Jack Friend secured a point for the fourth-placed Hares.
Saturday, February 23
FUTURE LIONS UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Deeping Rangers 0, Rugby Town 3; Kirby Muxloe 1, Pinchbeck United 1 (Edwards); Peterborough Northern Star 1 (Wilson), Holbeach United 2 (Ford, B. Smith).
Division One: Aylestone Park 4, Bourne Town 1; Huntingdon Town 4, Thrapston Town 1; Lutterworth Town 3, Blackstones 0.
THURLOW NUNN EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE
Division One North: King’s Lynn Town Res 4, Wisbech St Mary 0; March Town United 1 (Friend), Cornard United 1.