Harris settles derby in injury time

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A late winner from ex-Wisbech Town forward Robbie Harris with virtually the last kick of the game meant Wisbech St Mary came up trumps 2-1 at Chatteris Town in the Cambs League Premier Division derby.

Chatteris boss Steve Bright said of the injury time winner: “It was very disappointing. I felt we should have got something out of the game.

“When you are on top and don’t take your chances... we have had two penalties in the last two games and we should have taken the chances.

“We have had three games in which we have really put in performances and we have only got two points. Football can be very cruel at times.”

Struggling Chatteris took the lead from a deflected goal by Ben Matthews, then at 1-1 came a probable turning point as Jack Saunders had a penalty saved by the stand-in goalkeeper Jack Mockford after the keeper tripped Richie Allen.

Midfielder Mockford went between the sticks after regular keeper Adam Wright went off with an injury. Chris McAree levelled for the Saints.

Saints boss Arran Duke said: “Robbie has been excellent since joining the club and his experience at higher level has been a major boost for us.

“We had a difficult first half. We celebrated like we won a cup final. A win in a derby is important, but to win it in the way we did makes it even more special.”

Sixth place in 5D Upwell showed a lot of battling spirit against runaway leaders, Gorefield Athletic.

The game was 0-0 up until the 80th minute when a hotly-disputed penalty was given against Upwell.

Within minutes veteran defender, Stuart Kitching, attempted to clear the ball out of defence. The attempted clearance hit the oncoming Gorefield attacker and richosaded past stand in keeper, Sam Thorpe.

Upwell manager Karl Schultz commented: “I couldn’t ask any more from the lads today.”

1B: Doddington Utd 0 Godmanchester Res 2.

3B: Wimblington Res 6 Little Downham 4; WSM A 8 Hemingfords A 2.

4B: Red Lodge 11 Chatteris A 1.

5D: Walsoken United 2 Doddington A 1. All other local games P-P.