Leverington denied win by last-gasp penalty

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Leverington paid the penalty again on Saturday when they drew 1-1 at home to Whittlesey United in the Peterborough Premier Division.

Last week it was penalty that stopped them sneaking a point at Coates and this time they conceded a 90th minute spot kick to be restricted to just one point.

Whittlesey started the game the better side but as the game wore on the home side got into their stride and bossed the last 25 minutes of the first half without taking the lead.

The first goal did come 15 minutes after the break with a good strike from Leverington’s Anthony Hunt.

Then once again goalkeeper Adam Wright came to their rescue saving a point-blank header to stay in front.

Just as it seemed that Leverington had taken the three points a penalty was awarded for handball in the box and Whittlesey made it 1-1.

Manager Alan Russell said: “The result was a bit disappointing but not the team’s performance with four under 18 players out there.

“The penalty was a little harsh because it was not deliberate and owed a lot to the skill of their Steve Philips.”

Parson Drove boss Nick Markillie did not hide his fury after his side lost 1-0 at home to Alconbury.

“We were rubbish. We have players who have played at a higher level but it did not show. We lacked effort and the attitude was poor, too.

“Aaron Wykes did well for us in defence and is looking the best central defender I have seen for 10 years. He was unlucky not stop their goal.”

Long Sutton showed some improved form to beat Warboys 2-1 in Division One ahead of this weekend’s PFA Senior Cup quarter-final against Rutland Rangers.

The Magpies took the lead after 10 minutes against the wind when Jake Clitheroe slotted the ball from just inside the area.

The home side equalised from the penalty spot after 73 minutes .

Long Sutton then had a goal disallowed but came up with the winner in the last two minutes with Paul Newcombe heading home from a corner.

Manager Paul Preston commented: “We deserved the win and it was much better than last week.

“We have a big game in the cup next week and will have to perform as well as when we beat Premier Division sides Netherton and Eye earlier in the competition.”

Long Sutton Reserves lost their PFA Junior Cup-tie 4-2 at home to Eye Reserves. Liam Burton scored twice for the home side but Nathan Steele, who interested March Town earlier in the season, hit a hat-trick for the winners.

Guyhirn put up a very good performance to lose out 2-1 to Isleham in the Cambs Lower Junior Cup with Aaron Percel scoring their goal.