Stuart hits a hat-trick to save Sports

FORMER Fenman Stuart Ablett came off the bench to rescue Leverington with a second half hat-trick in the 6-2 win against Alconbury in the Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday.

Leverington had taken the lead in the first half with a Michael Chow goal but then gave struggling Alconbury two sloppy goals and a 2-1 lead at half-time.

There were some choice words from stand-in manager Wayne Garner at the break and Ablett came on to inspire a much better second half performance.

He scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of the half to put his side back in front at 4-2 before Chow added a second for 5-2.

Sam Cubberley, a recent arrival from Wisbech Town, made it 6-2.

Garner said: “We were awful in the first half and gave away two poor goals. I had a few words at the break and we were a much better team in the second half with Stuart taking his goals really well.”

Parson Drove lost 1-0 to Netherton at home with the only goal worthy of winning any game according to manager Nick Markillie.

Drove started the game brightly and hit the woodwork in the very first minute. James McManus also went close with two good efforts from the edge of the box.

But the game was settled with a volley from outside the area by Netherton’s James Taylor which sailed into the top corner.

But Markillie said: “We could do little about their goal which sailed into the net. But I felt it was a much better performance from our lads after two disappointing games.

“We were a lot more competitive and but for the wonder goal would have deserved a draw.”

Long Sutton lost 1-0 against a Powerleague side reduced to 10 men in the first half in Division One and Keven Cawthorn was not happy with his side’s display at all.

He commented: “We were shocking in all areas. We did not deserve anything from the game and played with little desire.”

Guyhirn picked up their first point of the season with a 4-4 home draw against Pinchbeck Reserves. Aaron Purcell, Andreii Gabriel, Dan Webb and Wojciech Kotkiewicz scored their goals while Kurt Scott hit five goals in Sutton Bridge’s 6-1 hammering of Farcet. Toby Killingsworth was also on target.

Leverington Reserves were thankful to a Marius Kudyba goal for their 1-1 draw against Alconbury Reserves in Division Three.

Long Sutton Reserves did not fare so well losing 5-0 to Langtoft Reserves.

Paul Brown, Ryan Alexander and Wayne Wallis scored in Leverington A team’s 3-2 win at Thorney Reserves and Sutton Bridge Reserves lost 3-2 at Riverside Reserves with Jake Laily and Patrick Jones on target.

Premier Division

P W D L F A Pt

King’s Cliffe 7 6 1 0 22 7 19

Coates 9 5 4 0 19 11 19

Pinchbeck 8 5 1 2 20 11 16

Moulton H 6 5 2 0 12 4 14

Netherton 8 4 1 3 11 10 13

Eye Sports 6 4 0 2 16 6 12

St Neots Res 8 3 3 2 15 14 12

Pboro Sports 5 3 0 2 19 8 9

Deeping R Res 6 2 3 1 7 7 9

Oundle 7 2 3 2 8 12 9

Leverington 9 2 3 4 18 23 9

Whittlesey 7 2 1 4 9 16 7

Ramsey 3 2 0 1 3 4 6

Oakham 5 1 1 3 3 7 4

Uppingham 7 1 0 6 10 16 3

Parson Drove 5 0 1 4 6 13 1

Alconbury 4 0 0 4 2 16 0