A big Peterborough & District League game had to be abandoned due to a serious injury yesterday (August 15).
Whittlesey Athletic man Dan Drane suffered a broken and dislocated ankle with three minutes of their President’s Premier Shield tie against fellow Premier Division side Peterborough Sports Reserves at the Feldale Field.
Drane received treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance. He is due to undergo surgery today (August 16).
Whittlesey were leading 2-1 at the time of the abandonment against a Sports side reduced to 10 men, but it is not yet clear whether or not the result will stand.
The other President’s Premier Shield tie to take place yesterday went right down to the wire as Deeping Rangers Reserves eventually prevailed from the penalty spot against local rivals Langtoft.
Rangers triumphed 7-6 in a shoot-out which followed a 1-1 deadlock with both goals arriving in the second period of extra-time. Carl Bird put Rangers ahead before Jobi Froud levelled for Langtoft.
Newly-promoted Ketton climbed to the top of the Premier Division standings yesterday courtesy of a 4-0 thumping of struggling Sawtry.
Will Bird, Steffan Dancy, Lewis Morley and Ben Waldron struck for Darren Edey’s reigning Division One champions who have, admittedly, played more games than all bar one other top-flight club.
Moulton Harrox were emphatic winners at ICA Sports. Ben Allen struck twice in a 6-3 triumph with Ian Bradbury, Joe Townsend, Ryan Wheeler and substitute Adam Abell, on his debut, getting the other goals.
A solitary Dwayne Rankin strike earned Netherton victory over Riverside in an all-city affair while Leon Gellizeau, Dean Pruden-Carr and Liam Gallagher fired Thorney to a 3-1 success at Pinchbeck as they claimed a first win of the season.