PARSON Drove collected their second successive win in the Peterborough Premier Division with a 2-1 victory over Deeping Reserves on Saturday.
Alan Russell had to contend with just 11 players with the McManus brothers at a wedding but he commented: “I take my hat off to the lads because it was not easy in the hot weather with no substitutes. It was only when we tired near the end that they got their goal.”
Wayne Morton had given Drove a half-time lead and Michael Cozens made it 2-0. Both players have returned to the club this season having played for Russell at the club previously.
Paul Sweeney was given the goalkeeper’s gloves and Russell added: “Paul did well for us and it was a well deserved win.”
Leverington boss Stu Webb felt his team should have got at least a point from their 3-2 defeat against Peterborough Sports.
And Leverington might well have done better, but for a disastrous eight minutes midway through the first half when they conceded three goals.
Sam Cubberley gave Leverington a lifeline before the break when he beat two players before his low drive struck a defender and found the net.
In the second half Leverington looked the better side at times and Ryan Howell made it 3-2. They then should have equalised when a 40-yard ball from Mark Jimson put Brad Fisher in the clear but his lob over the goalkeeper went wide of the post.
Leverington’s Stu Webb said: “We had a really bad patch in the first half and it cost us three goals. I felt we were the better team after the break and had four good chances. Had we got a third goal I think we would have gone and won but there are a lot of positives from the game for us.”
Long Sutton snatched a point with two goals in the dying minutes against Moulton Harrox Reserves in the local derby game in Division One.
The Magpies were 1-0 down at the break when a header at the far post went unchallenged and Harrox added a second goal after the break.
With two minutes to go Jake Clitheroe headed home a Alan Birch free kick to make it 2-1.
The equaliser came a minute into injury time when goalkeeper Jack Thorpe launched a long ball into the Harrox area and Sam Cooper headed the ball across goal for Clitheroe to slide the ball into the net.
Long Sutton manager Vinny Mackay said: “We have to learn to play football before we are 2-0 down. It was a good competitive local derby and I think we deserved our point in the end.”