Peterborough Northern Star collected their first United Counties League Premier Division triumph of the season yesterday (August 29).
Jacob Joyce struck for the second successive match to earn a 1-0 win at Wellingborough Town. His high-class strike arrived 10 minutes into the second half after a searching pass from Michael Mackrell.
“We needed to get this first victory on the board,” said co-boss Dom Genovese. “The lads bought into exactly what myself and Seb (co-boss Hayes) want from them.
“We knew it might be a tough start to the season after being forced into making so many changes to the squad during the summer, but we are not a million miles away from where we need to be.”
Basement boys Huntingdon’s wait for their first points of the Premier Division season continued with a 7-2 loss at Sleaford.
Jordan Brockett and Luke Young hit the goals for a side who have not won a match since January.
Bourne Town’s home clash against Rushden & Higham in Division One was postponed following the death of Linda Elger – the wife of co-chairman Steve and mother of player Kev – after a long battle against illness.
Stamford AFC can lay claim to being one of the most entertaining teams in the country.
Their five Evo-Stik League Premier Division games to date have produced 33 goals.
Eight of those arrived yesterday as David Staff’s men powered to a second successive victory – 5-3 at Whitby - to continue their climb up the table.
Greg Smith fired them ahead only for Whitby to equalise within seconds and the teams again traded quickfire goals on the stroke of half-time with Ryan Robbins levelling for the Daniels.
Andy Hall (who was later stretchered off), Jordan Smith and debutant Nathan Hicks fired them to victory before the hosts bagged a late consolation.
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Sleaford 7, Huntingdon 2 (Brockett, Young); Wellingborough 0, Peterborough Northern Star 1 (Joyce).
Division One: Bourne v Rushden & Higham postponed.
Premier Division: Whitby 3, Stamford AFC 5 (G. Smith, Robbins, Hall, J. Smith, Hicks).