Peterborough Sports are four points clear at the top as Nicholson hits a hat-trick

Jordan Nicholson’s hat-trick helped Peterborough Sports to a 5-2 win at Stratford today (October 9) and a four-point lead at the top of the Southern Premier Central Division.

Saturday, 9th October 2021, 8:26 pm
Peterborough Sports hat-trick hero Jordan Nicholsom.

This was a statement victory for Jimmy Dean’s men who had to recover from the setback of an early home goal and a goal at the start of the second-half which dragged the score back to 2-2.

Nicholson delivered the 10th minute equaliser for Sports and fired the city side in front before the break.

Stratford looked likely to trouble Sports when equalising with a terrific finish five minutes after the restart, but that was the catalyst for a superb performance in the final 30 minutes from the table toppers.

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Michael Gash nodded Sports back in front with a far post header before Dion Sembie-Ferris gave his side some breathing space 15 minutes from time.

Nicholson completed his hat-trick in the final stages as Sports made it nine wins and 30 goals scored in 10 matches ahead of a home game with lowly Lowestoft at the Bee Arena on Tuesday (October 12, 7.45pm).

And then it’s on to the big one at National League King’s Lynn next Saturday with a place in the first round of the FA Cup at stake.