Peterborough Sports keep the pressure on the top two ahead of a big Tuesday game, six of the best for Yaxley, Holbeach United ‘Frew’ to a cup final, but Deeping Rangers miss out, Whaley loses first game in charge of Wisbech, but his old club March are victorious
Peterborough Sports continue to breath down the necks of the top two in the Southern League Central Premier Division ahead of a huge game at play-off chasing AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday (February 11).
The city side claimed a routine 3-0 win over lowly Alvechurch at the Bee Arena yesterday (February 8) to stay third and well within range of leaders Tamworth and second-placed Bromsgrove Sporting.
Sports never reached their best form, but they didn’t need to once star man Dion Sembie-Ferris opened the scoring direct from a free kick on the half hour mark.
Sembie-Ferris added a second with a close range header before Cameron Johnson completed the scoring with a 20-yard strike 15 minutes from time in front of a crowd of 178.
Yaxley are also going great guns in Division On Central. Their emphatic 3-0 win at AFC Dunstable was a sixth in a row and they are seventh going to a game at rock bottom Wantage on Tuesday.
Dan Cotton, Josh Earps and Dan Jarvis scored for the Cuckoos.
There will be no all-local United Counties League Cup Final as Deeping Rangers went down 3-1 in their semi-final at Rothwell Corinthians, while Holbeach United were beating Premier Division title fancies Loughborough University 1-0 in their last-four tie at Carters Park thanks to a Michael Frew goal.
Pinchbeck United slumped to the bottom of the top flight after losing 2-1 at fellow strugglers Sleaford Town, while Bourne Town and Huntingdon Town fought out a goalless scrap towards the bottom of Division One as Whittlesey Athletic were winning 2-0 at Rushden & Higham.
Wisbech Town lost 1-0 at home to Carlton in Brett Whaley’s first Northern Premier League South East Division game as manager, but Whaley’s former club March Town won 4-2 at Needham Market Reserves in Division One North of the Eastern Counties League.
Craig Gillies scored twice for March and now has 25 goals for the season.
Saturday February 8
Premier Division Central: Peterborough Sports 3 (Sembie-Ferris 2, Johnson), Alvechurch 0.
Division One Central: AFC Dunstable 0, Yaxley 3 (Cotton, Earps, Jarvis).
NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
South East Division: Spalding Utd 1 (Bucci) Belper 3; Wisbech Town 0, Carlton 1.
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
KO Cup semi-finals: Holbeach 1 (Frew), Loughborough Uni 0; Rothwell Corinthians 3, Deeping Rangers 1 (Macleod).
Premier Division: Sleaford 2, Pinchbeck 1 (Gee).
Division One: Blackstones 0, Harrowby 2; Bourne Town 0, Huntingdon 0; Rushden & Higham 0, Whittlesey Athletic 2.
EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE
First Division North: Needham Market Res 2, March Town 4 (Gillies 2, Edge. Emmington).