Netherton United boss expects a classic as the top two square off in Stilton

Netherton United manager Jon Harrison predicts a high-quality clash when the top two in the Peterborough Premier Division face off tomorrow (October 17, 2pm)..

By Alan Swann
Friday, 16th October 2020, 9:00 am
Tommy Randall (red) should be back for Netherton United this weekend.
Tommy Randall (red) should be back for Netherton United this weekend.

Second-placed Netherton travel to surprise leaders Stilton United with top spot at stake (2pm kick off).

Newly-promoted Stilton have won all six of their Premier Division matches so far, while Netherton have won five and suffered one loss, at fellow title rivals FC Parson Drove, since when they’ve scored 16 goals in two matches.

Harrison believes matching Stilton’s workrate to enable his side’s quality to come through will be key.

Stilton United's Ash Jackson (red) in his Netherton United days.

Harrison said: “Stilton have got some great players and have started amazingly well this season.

“If a side with their team spirit have a good start they get momentum from the buzz off it and that is clearly what has happened.

“To beat them we will first of all have to match their desire and workrate.

“If we don’t do that we may aswell not turn up as we’ll get rolled over, but if we do hopefully our quality will come through.

“The one thing you can count on is it being a great game.

“We had a little hiccup against Parson’s Drove, but in truth nothing went for us that day.

“We asked the lads for a response, and a response is what we got. Now we have to take that into the Stilton game.”

Netherton hope to welcome star men Tommy Randall and Andrew Irvine back into their squad after they missed last week’s 6-1 win at Leverington,

Stilton recently signed former Netherton skipper Ash Jackson from Whittlesey Athletic.

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Saturday, October 17

Peterborough LEAGUE

Premier Division: Cardea v Parson Drove, Crowland v Ketton, Moulton Harrox v Eye, Oakham v ICA, Peterborough NE Sports v Leverington, Stamford Lions v Holbeach Res, Stilton v Netherton, Uppingham v Long Sutton.