PREVIEW: Sports could clinch the Premier Division title in Leicester

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

Friday, 31st March 2017, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:56 pm
Peterborough Sports manager Jimmy Dean.

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.

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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.