Sutton eye a surge up the table

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LONG SUTTON coped brilliantly with the blustery conditions to score two goals in each half to defeat Thorney 4-0 in the Peterborough League Division One on Saturday.

It was the Magpies’s only fourth league win of the season and they sit third from bottom in the table but do have five games in hand of the third team and if they were to win them could join them on the 27 point mark.

Not that manager Paul Preston is looking to intensely at the table at the moment.

Jake Clitheroe side footed them ahead a 20 minutes and Shaun Copeland headed a second on the 30 minute mark.

Long Sutton played just as well against the wind with Kevin Goode scoring twice to wrap things up at 4-0.

Preston said; “It was not easy in the conditions but we did well enough.

“ It was very nice to have a clean sheet as we have not had too many of them.

“We have got games in hand and we just have to press on and see how high we can get up the table.”

Parson Drove manager Nick Markillie was left scratching his head after side’s 2-1 defeat against Eye Sports in the Premier Division.

Drove had two goals disallowed, missed a penalty and Markillie believes they had a blatant penalty turned down too.

His side were caught out with a long ball over the top in the first half and the keeper was lobbed from 20 yards out.

Drove then got into their stride and twice Scott McManus had the ball in ther net only for the man in black to give a free kick for a foul on the keeper and then for offside.

Two minutes before the break James McManus had the chance to equalise from the penalty spot but hit the post.

After the break Richard Harnwell equalised at the far post and James McManus looked to be about to give them the lead when he was brought down in the box but the referee waved away the penalty appeals.

Three minutes from the end Eye grabbed the winner to Markillie’s big disappointment.

“It is a game we should have won and we played better than we did when winning at Oundle last week. But we have missed a penalty and had two goals ruled out.”

Leverington boss Alan Russell was not a happy man after his side lost 5-0 at Ramsey Town.

Ramsey took an early lead and then scored from a free kick and a penalty which did not go down well with Russell.

He said: “Nobody from Ramsey even appealed for the two decisions yet the referee has given them. Our linesman was so upset about them he plans to make a complaint to the league about the referee.”

On the day though Russell agreed that Ramsey were the better team but was adamant the referee spoilt the game.

Guyhirn lost 2-0 to Farcet in Division Two while Leverington Reserves lost 4-1 at home to Uppingham Reserves with Craig Bagshaw their marksman.

Leverington A suffered a 5-2 defeat against Warboys Reserves in Combination Three. Alex Ryan and Wayne Wallis were their scorers.