Birthday boy strikes as Peterborough Sports win on the road and success for Yaxley, Stamford, Spalding, Deeping, Blackstones, Bourne and March

Birthday boy Josh Moreman struck as Peterborough Sports started a run of five consecutive away matches in the Southern League Premier Division Central with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Rushall Olympic.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 10:23 pm
Josh Moreman scored for Peterborough Sports at Rushall Olympic.

Moreman opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, but victory wasn’t confirmed until Jim Stevenson netted in the 94th minute.

The win keeps Sports in third place ahead of a game at Barwell on Tuesday (January 7).

Yaxley recorded a first win in four Division One Central games when seeing off lowly St Neots 3-2 at the Decker Bus Stadium. It looked plain sailing fo the Cuckoos who roared into a 3-0 lead through goals from Dan Cotton (2) and Dalton Bettles, but the visitors scored twice in the final 15 minutes despite losing two players to red cards.

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In the South East Division of the Northern Premier League there was another classy display from second-placed Stamford AFC who won 4-2 at Ilkeston despite falling behind early in the game. The Daniels were also pegged back at 2-2 early in the second-half, but goals from Kieran Fenton, Tom Siddons, James Hicks and Harry Vince (penalty) ultimately proved decisive.

A Jack Smith strike secured victory for Spalding United at Loughborough Dynamo, but Wisbech remain bottom after a 1-0 loss at home to Worksop.

In the United Counties League there was a Premier Division win for Deeping Rangers and Division One wins for Blackstones and Bourne Town.

Matthew Barber scored a consolation goal for Peterborough Northern Star in a 3-1 top-flight reverse at Loughborough University and in Division One Whittlesey Athletic claimed a creditable 2-2 draw at Harrowby.

March Town hit Needham Market Reserves for six in Division One North of the Easterm Counties League with Craig Gillies claiming a hat-trick.

RESULTS

Saturday, January 4

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Premier Division Central: Rushall Olympic 0, Peterborough Sports 2 (Moreman, Stevenson).

Division One Central: Yaxley 3 (Cotton 2, Bettles), St Neots 2.

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

South East Division: Ilkeston 2, Stamford AFC 4 (Fenton, Siddons, Hicks, Vince); Loughborough Dynamo 0, Spalding United 1 (Smith); Wisbech Town 0, Worksop 1.

UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Deeping Rangers 2 (Garrick 2), Cogenhoe 1; Holbeach United 0, Oadby 0; Loughborough Uni 3, Peterborough Northern Star 1 (Barber), Pinchbeck United 0, ON Chenecks 2.

Division One: Blackstones 4 (Edmondson 2, De Souza 2), St Andrews 1; Bourne Town 4 (Mason 2, Russell 2), Rushden & Higham 3; Harrowby 2, Whittlesey Athletic 2.

EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE

Division One North

March Town 6 (Gillies 3, Allen, Edge, Saunders), Needham Market Reserves 1.