Peterborough Sports and Stamford AFC are both sitting proudly on top of their Evo Stik League tables.
Sports eased to a 4-0 home win over bottom club Kidlington to stay in pole position on goal difference from Thame United who beat Yaxley 2-1 yesterday (September 1). The top two boast the only 100 per cent records in Division One Central of the Southern League after four matches.
Stamford lost their 100 per cent record in a thrilling contest at home to Cleethorpes. It finished 4-4 after The Daniels had led 3-1 and 4-2. But Stamford still lead the Northern League Division One East table by a point from Northern challengers Morpeth and Marske who yesterday beat Wisbech (5-2) and Spalding United (2-0) respectively.
It was plain sailing for Sports against a team who lost their opening game 11-0 once Lewis Hilliard had opened the scoring from the penalty spot in 13 minutes. Josh Moreman made it 2-0 before the break before Avelino Vieira and Moreman scored in the final 13 minutes after the visitors had seen a man sent off in front of a crowd of 112. Moreman and Vieira answered manager Jimmy Dean’s call for his forwards to start scoring.
Yaxley have lost three in a row after winning on opening day. They conceded twice in the first seven minutes at Thame before Tom Waumsely pulled a goal back 17 minutes from time.
It was a cracking contest at the Zeeco in front of a crowd of 289. They saw two red cards as well as eight goals.
Jordan Cooke, Joe Burgess, who was later stretchered off with a head injury, and an own goal saw Stamford 3-1 up at the break and a Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson strike 20 minutes from time which made it 4-2 looked to have sealed the points.
Cleethorpes pulled a goal back quickly and then Stamford’s Rob Morgan was sent off before the visitors equalised on 86 minutes from the penalty spot. Cleethorpes had a man sent off in injury time.
Spalding’s run of three draws was ended by a strong Markse side, while Wisbech returned pointless from their 450-mile round trip to Morpeth despite taking the lead through Leyton Maddison.
The hosts equalised on the stroke of half-time before running away with it after the break. Danny Setchell claimed a late consolation goal for Spalding.
Saturday, September 1
EVO STIK LEAGUE
Northern League East: Morpeth Town 5, Wisbech Town 2 (Maddison, Setchell); Spalding United 0, Marske United 2; Stamford AFC 4 (Cooke, Burgess, Fortnam-Tomlinson, og), Cleethorpes 4.
Southern League Central: Peterborough Sports 4 (Moreman 2, Hilliard, Vieira), Kidlington 0; Thame United 2, Yaxley 1 (Waumsley).