CHATTERIS Town have opened a five-point lead over the bottom two clubs in the Cambs League Premier Division after a very good 1-1 draw at Over Sports on Saturday.
Manager Julian Young was, however, a little bit disappointed to come away with just one point after he felt his side had created the better chances in the game.
Alex Ashley had a very good chance to put Young’s side ahead after 20 minutes and then Ben Collett came to their rescue when he made a very good save to keep out an Over penalty when Dean Saunders was adjudged to have pulled a home player back in the box.
Chatteris took the lead after 58 minutes when an Aaron Bailey free kick from 25 yards out found the bottom corner of the net.
In the next 10 minutes Chatteris dominated and twice Ashley was denied by two good saves from the Over goalkeeper before an equaliser came after 70 minutes following a long throw-in.
With 10 minutes left Ashley was close to redeeming his earlier misses when his lob from a goalkeeper’s clearance landed just over the bar.
Young said: “It was a good performance to take a point at a team fifth in the table and to be honest I am little disappointed we did not get more because we had the chances.”
Wisbech St Mary dropped to fourth place in Senior A with a 1-1 draw at Great Paxton.
They took the lead with a Chris Macaree penalty but then lost Joe Whybourn to a red card in an incident with a Great Paxton player who was also sent off.
The home side equalised and Adam Wright was forced to pull off three very good saves to stop further goals.
Manager Aaron Duke said: “This was a very good point against one of the best sides in the league.
“We worked tirelessly and Grant Watson was solid in defence and Joe Woods on his return looked good too. We are still in the mix and it is in our hands.”
Wimblington suffered a 6-0 home defeat against second placed Soham Town Rangers Reserves but Wisbech Town Reserves could still avoid the drop after a 3-1 win at Milton.
They still have seven games left to play and are seven points behind third from bottom Wimblington who have played one game more.
Matt Lunn was among the Fenmen scorers with Ryan Howell and sub Matt Fowler also on target.
Outwell Swifts lost their final Senior B game 3-1 at home to Fulbourn Res and must now wait on Saffron Crocus and Lakenheath results to see if they can avoid relegation.
In Division 1B March Town Res picked up a very valuable three points with a 3-2 win at Waterbeach Res and with four games still to play should keep their place in that flight.