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Round-up of the weekend action in the Peterborough League




Steve Jucikas hit a hat-trick as Deeping United made a winning start to their Peterborough League Division Three campaign on Saturday.

Teenager Sam Miller also marked his first team debut with a goal while experienced striker Scott Spearkink was on target in the 5-0 home win over Park Farm Pumas.

The opening league win followed up last week's Lincolnshire Junior Cup victory away at Spilsby Town.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212356)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212356)

Joint boss Ian Abbott said: "It was a good start. We scored five goals, kept a clean sheet and have put three points on the table."

United had to struggled to find their rhythm in the opening exchanges but did hit the front after 10 minutes.

Nathan Smith - back in the United ranks after a midweek outing for Blackstones - produced some sterling work down the right-hand side and his cross was converted at close range by Spearink.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212441)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212441)

United continued to create the better chances but didn't double their lead until five minutes before half-time when Jucikas converted after racing clear to finish off a through ball from Matty Gunns.

Youngster Miller was introduced at the interval as United made a couple of changes and took just three minutes to make an impact.

The pacey 17-year-old was in the right place at the right time to score United's third goal before Jucikas struck twice in as many minutes to seal the win.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212443)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212443)

Smith drove past several challenges with his pace and strength to break clear before unselfishly squaring for Jucikas to tap home.

The duo then combined again for Jucikas to complete his hat-trick midway through the second half.

United could have added to their tally when Jucikas was brought down by Sam Skinner who, as the last man, was red-carded but Ben Catanach hit the woodwork with the resultant penalty.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212445)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212445)

The hosts also had a couple of goals disallowed for offside while United goalkeeper Nick Merryweather ensured his side kept a clean sheet at the other end with three fantastic saves when called into action.

Uppingham Town Reserves hit the goal trail in style as they scored 15 times without reply in Saturday's Peterborough League Division Four success at Parkside's second string.

Liam Mullineaux led the scoring spree with five goals while Omar Elkashoty hit a hat-trick with Jack Godfrey (2), Billy Henshaw (2), Louie Miles, Harry Bains and Will Thomas also on target.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212457)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212457)

Rippingale & Folkingham lost by four goals at home to Thorpe Wood in the same division while three second half goals condemned Deeping United Reserves to defeat at Netherton A.

Uppingham Town and Stamford Lions were both forced to call off their Premier Division matches against Netherton and Moulton Harrox respectively due to multiple positive Covid cases among their squads.

Stamford Bels were beaten 4-2 at home by Holbeach United Reserves with Kieran Duffy-Weekes and Kyle Scott their marksmen.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212459)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212459)

Deeping Rangers Reserves' promising start to the Division One season was hit after a 10-2 away defeat at Eunice Huntingdon.

Jacob Smithingale had brought the Clarets back into the contest at 2-1 midway through the first half before Eunice scored twice before the break.

The hosts then hit a further six goals in the second period with Rangers only managing to reply once.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212464)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212464)

Luke Cramp scored for Stamford Bels Reserves in their 2-1 defeat at Wittering Premiair in Division Two while Oakham United's second string lost 3-2 at home to Peterborough City.

Glinton and Northborough were 4-2 home winners over Parkside thanks to goals from Luca Martignetti, Connor Carr, James Smith and Adrian Tilley.

Casterton made it three wins out of three in Division Three after a 5-0 home win over FC Peterborough Reserves.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212470)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212470)

Ryan Brown struck twice for Casterton with Reece Berry, Sam Bush and Daniel Knighton also on target as the Rutland side marked their first home game at Ketton with a victory.

King's Cliffe got their first win of the campaign in style after scoring 13 goals at Dreams.

Grant McClean, Tom Richardson and Alex Walton all bagged braces with Shane Chambers, Matthew Green, Nathan Senth, Michael Slann, George Smith, Rudi Jurkschat and Ian Webb also on target.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212358)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212358)

Liam Reilly scored four goals as Wittering Premiair A won 7-1 at Huntingdon Rovers with Ben Roberts (2) and Ryan Alban completing their haul.

Deeping Rangers' Development side were beaten 3-1 at Nene Park Feeder in Division Five with Perry Rix scoring their goal while Deeping United A lost 9-0 at home to Park Farm Pumas A.

Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212360)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212360)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212367)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212367)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212369)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212369)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212401)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212401)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212422)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212422)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212427)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212427)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212439)
Deeping United were 5-0 winners against Park Farm Pumas on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (51212439)


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