Peterborough Northern Star are in seventh heaven after a hat-trick of wins

Peterborough Northern Star manager Steve Wilson.
Peterborough Northern Star manager Steve Wilson.
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Peterborough Northern Star manager Steve Wilson will enjoy the good times while they last.

The city side have won their last three United Counties Premier Division matches to shoot up to the giddy heights of seventh, a great effort for a club with one of the smaller budgets at this level.

Star will hope to make it four in a row at home to lowly ON Chenecks tomorrow (October 6, 3pm), but he’s taking nothing for granted.

“A club like ours is always a couple of injuries away from a problem,” Wilson stated. “We don’t have the squad depth enjoyed by other clubs at this level, but what I do have is a gifted young side who work really hard.

“There is obviously a long way to go and a top 10 finish is still our target, but what we have already achieved is impressive considering we had to start rebuilding the squad after the season had started when a couple of key players left us.

“The league looks tougher this year as some of last season’s weaker teams have improved.”

Star completed their hat-trick of top flight wins with a 2-0 win at Kirby Muxloe last weekend thanks to goals from Christian Le and Mark Cox.

Second-placed Pinchbeck won 1-0 at ON Chenecks last weekend courtesy of a Lee Beeson goal to complete a year without a league defeat. They host Wellingborough Whitworth on Saturda when Deeping entertain Oadby and Holbeach United are at Desborough.

Yaxley conceded 16 goals in two home games in four days, losing 7-4 at home to Aylesbury in the Division One Central of the Evo Stik Southern League before losing 9-0 to higher level Biggleswade Town in the League Cup.

The Cuckoos are at Cambridge City for a league match tomorrow.

March Town chase a fourth straight win in all competitions when travelling to AFC Sudbury Reserves in Division One North of the Eastern Counties League.

FIXTURES

Saturday, October 6

EVO STIK NORTHERN LEAGUE

Division One East: Frickley Ath v Spalding Utd, Stamford AFC v Brighouse Town, Wisbech Town v Tadcaster Albion.

EVO STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Division One Central: Cambridge City v Yaxley.

FUTURE LIONS UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Deeping Rangers v Oadby Town, Desborough Town v Holbeach United, Peterborough Northern Star v ON Chenecks, Pinchbeck United v Wellingborough Whitworth.

Division One: Blackstones v Sileby Rangers, Bourne Town v Burton Park Wanderers, Huntingdon Town v Long Buckby.

EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE

Division One North: AFC Sudbury Res v March Town, Wisbech St Mary v Felixstowe & Watton Utd Res.