Peterborough Northern Star lost their United Counties Premier Division game last night thanks to a goal from a city-based player normally seen performing a level higher (February 19).
Peterborough Sports star Josh Moreman was ‘loaned’ to Cogenhoe for the night to get some match fitness after completing a three-game ban for an act of serious foul play. Moreman will return to the Sports squad for Saturday’s top-of-the-table Evo Stik Southern League clash with Bromsgrove Sporting having scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute at the Branch Bros Stadium.
Another Sports player Jordan Macleod also turned out for Cogenhoe after returning from a coaching stint in the United States. Moreman was offered to Star for the night, but they preferred to use their own players.
Star chairman Rob Zirpolo said: “Josh Moreman was offered to us on Sunday to play in our game against Cogenhoe United but this was respectfully declined as we were not keen on a dual signing which in effect was a ‘one game only’ loan deal.
“If Josh was to join us for a month or even the rest of the season to gain fitness then of course we would have accepted this offer as he’s a very good player.
“On Tuesday morning/afternoon both Josh Moreman and Jordan Macleod were registered for Cogenhoe United and both duly played in the game at Star.
“As per league registration rules both players in question are now eligible to play any future games for Cogenhoe United this season as well as Peterborough Sports. No rules were broken at all.”
Star are now without a top-flight win in seven outings.
There was a significant result at the top of the table last night as leaders Daventry Town were held to a 1-1 home draw by Oadby Town. Second-placed Deeping Rangers, who host third-placed Rugby Town on Saturday, are now five points behind Daventry, but have a game in hand.
Pinchbeck United are fifth after a 5-1 win at bottom club Wellingborough Whitworth last night. Ollie Maltby (2), Andrew Tidswell, Lee Beeson and debutant Harry Vince scored the goals. Beeson missed a penalty for the second game in a row.
March Town moved back up to fourth in Division One North of the Eastern Counties League after a 3-1 success at Haverhill Borough. Jack Friend, Mo Hamza and Drew Barker netted for the Hares.
Tuesday, February 19
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Peterborough Northern Star 0, Cogenhoe United 1 (Moreman); Wellingborough Whitworth 1, Pinchbeck United 5 (Maltby 2, Rodswell, Vince, Beeson).
THURLOW NUNN EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE
Division One North: Harvehill Borough 1, March Town 3 (Friend, Barker, Hamza).