Non-league - Siege mentality a necessity for Northern Star

Non-league football news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter

Non-league football news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter

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Co-boss Darren Jarvis wants Northern Star to adopt a siege mentality to ride out their worst spell of the season.

Star crashed out of the United Counties League KO Cup in midweek when thumped 5-0 on home soil by Wisbech Town.

That followed hot on the heels of a Premier Division loss to lowly Oadby last Saturday. Star’s winless run now stands at five games .

Injury problems are also adding to their woes so the last thing Star probably need is a Saturday trip to table-toppers AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

But the fact they inflicted Diamonds’ first-ever home defeat in the UCL last season and their fine away record - they have collected 27 points from a possible 36 on the road - are sources of positivity.

Jarvis said: “There is nothing to worry about. All the lads are together and determined to get out of this run. We need to have a siege mentality at a time like this.”

Second and third-placed teams Holbeach and Yaxley will be hoping Star can trip Diamonds up, although the former are in FA Vase action this Saturday.

The Tigers host Erith & Belvedere in a last-16 tie with a home quarter-final against North Shields later this month the prize for the winners. The tie was postponed last weekend because of frost.

Peterborough Sports have signed former Star midfielder Jonny Stead to boost their Division One promotion push. Second-placed Sports were at Blackstones last night after beating promotion rivals Lutterworth 2-0 last weekend with goals from Matt Barber and Ali Nyang.

Stamford won Radio Five show 606’s non-league team of the week after winning 3-0 away at Northern Premier Division leaders Skelmersdale. Jon Challinor scored twice for ‘The Daniels.’