Sutton aim for promotion

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Long Sutton Athletic, whose Peterborough League Division One game on Saturday at Ryhall United was postponed, are aiming for promotion in the second half of the season.

Long Sutton boss Vinnie Mackie said of his side: “We’re going well, we’re fifth with games in hand. We lost a few players and we struggled a bit early on, so we had no expectations.

“But with the squad we have got together now, because we’re doing well we are starting to get players coming back.

“We have a good 16 or 17 players making the squad at the minute.”

In the Premier Division, Leverington came back from 5-0 down after 35 minutes but it was not enough as they lost 5-3 at Crowland when trailing 5-1 at the break.

Assistant boss Wayne Garner said: “We were awful then came back well in the second half and had chances to win.”

Goals were scored by Sam Cubberley 2 and Lewis Clayton.

Crowland, in 10th place on 25 points, pull away from Leverington, 12th and with 19 points.

A first half goal earned basement side Leverington Sports Reserves a useful Division Two point at fourth place Warboys in a 1-1 result.

Division Three outfit Long Sutton Reserves added a goal to their first-half double to defeat Peterborough Post Office Res 3-0 and go a point behind leaders Baston.

In the battle of mid-table Division Five teams, Sutton Bridge Reserves beat Tydd St Mary 3-1.

Matt Eaton replied for Tydd.

Other divisions, Premier: Parson Drove v Pinchbeck United P-P.

Division One: Ketton v Sutton Bridge P-P.

Division Five: Pro Evo v Gaultree P-P.