Peterborough Sports have followed 21 straight wins in United Counties Division One with back-to-back defeats.
The city side went down 2-1 at promotion rivals Stewart & Lloyds in Corby last night (February 16) despite taking a first-half lead through recent signing Josh Moreman.
Sports had the advantage of a slope in the first half and should have reached the interval more than a goal ahead as Karl Gibbs and Jordan Macleod missed decent scoring opportunities. Goalkeeper Lea Jordan came to Sports’ rescue with a fine save from a one-on-one situation.
The home side used the elements in their favour effectively after the break and equalised from a 72nd-minute corner before breaking away to claim the winning goal just four minutes later.
Sports were denied a late penalty claim for handball late on before accepting a second successive defeat. The city side were also beaten 3-0 at Long Buckby at the weekend (February 13), but stil boast an 11-point lead at the top of the table.
Wisbech cruised into the final of the Cambs Invitation Cup with a 3-0 semi-final win over Cambs League side Hardwick at the Fenland Stadium.
Hardwick had beaten step 3 side Histon in a previous round, but were under the cosh from the start with Billy Smith firing the Fenmen in front after just five minutes.
It was 2-0 on 18 minutes as Michael Frew struck and substitute Matt Sparrow completed the scoring 10 minutes from time.
It’s a cup final appearance for manager Brett Whaley in his first season at the Wisbech helm.
Tuesday, February 16
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Stewart & Lloyds 2
Peterborough Sports 1 (Moreman)
CAMBS INVITATION CUP Semi-final
Wisbech 3 (Smith, Frew, Sparrow)