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

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

Friday, 5th October 2018, 3:05 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 10:09 am
Peterborough Northern Star manager Steve Wilson.

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.

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“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.