Round-up of the weekend action in the Peterborough and District League
Deeping United moved into second spot in Division Three of the Peterborough League after a 6-1 home win over Leverington Reserves on Saturday.
Daryn Whiteman and Josh Raven both struck twice for United with Steve Jucikas and a Reece Parker penalty adding to their goal haul.
United were boosted by the inclusion of defender Rob Parker-Meadows and striker Nathan Smith who are dual registered with Blackstones and Peterborough North End/Harrowby respectively.
However, they fell behind to Marley Woods' opener for the visitors before Smith's surge forward and cross found Jucikas to equalise.
Two goals late in the first half then gave United a 3-1 advantage at the break which flattered their performance in the opening period.
Rampaging right-back Raven scored the second goal to put United ahead before Parker poured forward only to be brought down in the box where he picked himself up to convert the resultant penalty.
United were much improved in the second period but it wasn't until the final 15 minutes that they rubber-stamped their success with a three-goal blast.
Raven scored his second and United's fourth with a stunning strike from 25 yards that arrowed into the top corner of the Leverington net.
Top scorer Whiteman then rounded off the win with a late double as he firstly converted a pass from Jucikas.
Jucikas and Kieran Bellamy then combined to set up Whiteman to complete the scoring to ensure victory for United who face a crunch clash with third-placed Casterton this weekend.
King's Cliffe shared the spoils in a 1-1 away draw at Tydd Reserves in the same division with Alex Walton netting their goal.
Liam Reilly hit a hat-trick for Wittering Premiair A in their 3-2 home win over FC Peterborough Reserves.
Deeping Rangers Reserves were unable to close the gap on Division One leaders Warboys after a 1-0 home loss to Eunice Huntingdon.
Stamford Bels Reserves completed an excellent double-winning weekend for the club as Joe McDonald netted a treble in their 3-2 away win at Division Two high-flyers Polonia.
Oakham Reserves lost 3-0 at Holbeach United Sports while Wittering Premiair's second string shared the spoils in a 1-1 home draw with Peterborough City as Daniel Hook hit the goal for the Harriers.
Six different goalscorers found the net for Rippingale and Folkingham in their 9-1 home win over Deeping United Reserves in Division Four.
Michael Goodyear and Michael Hasler both struck twice with Luke Pearson, Nathan Pearson, Joe Wilkinson and Joshua Dillet also on target. Lewis Challis netted United's consolation.
Deeping Rangers Development made a winning start to the new Division Five A campaign after a 4-1 away win at Pinchbeck A.
Arron Pike, Joseph Sandel, Jordan Smith and Matthew Mills netted for the Clarets.
Pointon's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup were dashed on Saturday.
The Boston League Premier Division side went down to a 2-0 home reversal against higher level Moulton Harrox in the quarter-final clash at Fen Road.
A goal in each half from Josh Ford and Dec Earth secured victory for the six-times winners after a battling display from Pointon that earned plenty of praise from their victorious visitors.
Harrox joint manager Bobby Patterson said: "Fair play to Pointon because they wouldn't look out of place in the Peterborough League Premier Division.
"We had to be on our game and we did really well. We worked hard and, as much as they battled, we matched them which was good."
Ford fired home a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner of the Pointon net in the first half before breaking clear late in the contest to set up Earth for the match-clinching second goal.