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United Counties League Round-Up…..

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In the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division on Saturday, Holbeach United moved three….

…..points clear at the top by beating Shepshed Dynamo 3-1 at Carters Park.

Andy Tidswell scored a first half hat-trick for the Tigers to take his season’s tally to twenty, with Sam Wood replying for Dynamo late in the game.

St Ives Town ended a poor home run with an 8-1 demolition of Harborough Town, who were first on the scoresheet through Danny Wright.

Jimmy Dean levelled, Jon Stead gave the Saints the lead from the penalty spot and three goals in 2 minutes from Lee Ellison, Karl Gibbs and Robbie Harris ended the contest by the break.

Stead, Gibbs, with his twentieth of the season, and Harris added to the score after the break with the sending-off of Craig Jacobs completing a miserable day for the Leicestershire side.

Quorn lost their unbeaten away record going down 1-0 at Yaxley, whose match-winner was Luke Hipwell after 76 minutes.

Goals from Ashley Stevens and Spencer Tinkler gave Deeping Rangers a 2-1 home win over Huntingdon Town, who replied with a Jamie Graham spot-kick, while Cogenhoe United overcame hosts Newport Pagnell Town 3-1 at Willen Road.

Darren Frost, Karl Bates and Perri Wells scored for the Cooks with Dave Baker replying for the Swans, who had John Thorpe sent-off.

Two goals in the space of a minute just before the half-hour mark from the Byrne brothers Kevin and Michael gave Desborough Town a 2-0 home win over Peterborough Northern Star.

Long Buckby were 2-0 home winners over next-to-bottom Wellingborough Town, thanks to first half goals from Mike Houghton and Louis Dupree.

Blackstones continued their climb with a 3-0 success at Stewarts & Lloyds with Danny Barker, Addie Staffieri and Tom Davies on the scoresheet.

Sleaford Town picked up a vital 2-1 win over AFC Kempston at Eslaforde Park.

Two first half goals from Liam Tunstall, the second a penalty, won the points for the home side with Josh Bamford replying for the Walnut Boys after the break.

In Division One leaders Sileby Rangers won 4-1 at Thrapston Town with a Jon Crockett hat-trick and Rob Foster effort, Ryan Caller the home marksman.

Their two nearest challengers Eynesbury Rovers and Oadby Town met at Hall Road where a Sam Benjamin goal early in the second half gave the Leicestershire side a 1-0 verdict.

Bugbrooke St Michaels edged past hosts Whitworth with a first minute Lee Wilson strike securing a 1-0 victory for the Badgers.

Jack Bartley and Paul Pickering both hit hat-tricks as Northampton Spencer romped home 7-1 at Rothwell Corinthians. Shaun Morris scored for Corinths with Ashley Simpson the other Millers marksman.

Goals from Darren Farrar, Lewis O’Dell and Daryl Lawman in the last quarter of an hour gave Rushden & Higham United a 3-2 win at Potton United, who had opened up a two-goal lead through Graham Tibbals and Steve Thomas.

Harrowby United were 1-0 home winners over ON Chenecks, Lee Shaw the second half Arrows marksman.

Olney Town blitzed Raunds Town 6-2 at East Street. Christian Smail netted two for the Nurserymen whose other scorers were James Fletcher, Shaun Winconek, Sam Parrish and Sam Marven, Ryan Howard and Karl King replying for the Shopmates.

Buckingham Town won 3-1 at home to Wootton Blue Cross, who replace them in the bottom two.

Two Kyle Stimpson goals and one from Demarlo Smith gave the Robins the points with Adam Jackson scoring the Blue Cross consolation.

Basement side Burton Park Wanderers drew 1-1 at home to BourneTown – Jedd Whiteman’s first half Park Wanderers opener cancelled out by Tom Cardall after the break.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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