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Woodhall Spa hit for five as Coningsby and Mareham keep up promotion bid

It was a weekend to forget for Woodhall Spa United in Boston Taylors Garages Division One as they suffered a 5-0 home defeat against Wrangle United.

The result comes just a week after Spa shipped six goals against local rivals Coningsby United, but also comes as a shock as they had won five games in the last six in all competitions; scoring 24 goals in the process.

Spa sit ninth in the league table ahead of Spalding Town, Spalding Harriers and Wainfleet United.

Coningsby United kept up their incredible run of form with a 2-1 away win over bottom side Wainfleet United.

Their charge towards the top of the table is due to their unbeaten record of 12 games - their last defeat was in a 3-1 loss against Skegness United Reserves on October 6 last year.

They sit second in the table 12 points behind leaders Freiston Reserves but with two games in hand.

Mareham United find themselves in a stronger position than Coningsby as they are still unbeaten and sit third in the league, but their progress has been hampered by two draws in a row as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 game against Skegness Reserves.

Mareham have two games in hand over Coningsby and four over Frieston. If they won all four they would find themselves just two points behind the league leaders.

This weekend Coningsby travel to Wrangle and Mareham United take on Ruskington Rovers in the Challenge Cup and Woodhall Spa play away at Spalding Town in the league.

It was cup weekend for a number of Division 2 teams, but there was no cup magic for Mareham United Reserves as they lost 12-0 to Freiston Reserves in the Main Ridge Take Away Reserve Cup.

Coningsby Reserves, on the other hand, secured their place in the next round with a 4-2 win away at Kirton Town Reserves.

The two local sides return to league action against each other this weekend as Mareham Reserves travel to the Alan Barker Recreation Field to play Coningsby Reserves in a 2pm kick off.

 

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