ROUND-UP: Sports throw away two-goal lead, King rules for Spalding, big wins for Yaxley, Deeping and Wisbech

Avelino Vieira (left) scored early for Peterborough Sports.
Avelino Vieira (left) scored early for Peterborough Sports.
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Peterborough Sports have received a rude awakening over the last few days.

The city side’s strong start to the 2017-18 season, which followed two seasons of multiple trophy-winning, has stuttered on the back of three straight defeats.

Dan Cotton scored for Yaxley at Desborough.

Dan Cotton scored for Yaxley at Desborough.

The FA Cup reverse at home to higher level Stafford Rangers and a heavy home defeat at the hands of Evo Stik Division One leaders Cleethorpes were easy to understand, but today (September 9) Sports threw away a two-goal half-time lead to lose 3-2 at a Sheffield FC outfit who were tasting victory for the first time this season.

Avelion Vieira struck after five minutes and Josh Sanders made it 2-0 five minutes before the break, but the home side struck three times in 16 second-half minutes to claim the win. A late Sheffield red card made no difference to the final outcome.

Sports are down to ninth now, two places behind Spalding United who pipped Bedworth 2-1 thanks to two Gary King goals in the first-half. Bedworth were given a lifeline by an own goal from Brad Maslen-Jones, but the Tulips held on.

Stamford are labouring in 16th after falling to a 3-1 defeat at Loughborough Dynamo. Boston United loanee Liam Adams had fired Spalding into a fifth minute lead.

Deeping Rangers will head into next Saturday’s (September 16) FA Cup tie at home to Kidderminster in good spirits after a crushing 5-0 away win at Sileby Rangers. Scott Mooney scored twice.

And there was a welcome win for Yaxley at Desborough. Joe Butterworth (2), Dan Cotton and Scott Waumsley scored for the Cuckoos.

New Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell celebrated a debut win. Michael Frew (2), Josh Ford and Alex Beck were on target in a 4-0 home win over St Andrews.



Division One South

Loughborough Dynamo 3, Stamford 1 (Adams), Sheffield FC 3, Peterborough Sports 2 (Vieira, Sanders), Spalding Utd 2 (King 2), Bedworth Utd 1.


Premier Division: Desborough Town 1, Yaxley 4 (Butterworth 2, Waumsley, Cotton); Northampton Sileby Rangers 0, Deeping Rangers 5 (Mooney 2, Coulson, Avis, Coupland); Wisbech Town 4 (Frew 2, Beck, Ford), St Andrews 0.


Division One: Norwich United Reserves 3, Wisbech St Mary 1.