Drove end drop fears

PARSON Drove made it two wins in five days in the Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday by beating bottom side Alconbury 3-0.

The six-point haul has taken them to fifth from bottom in the table and removed their fears of relegation.

On Saturday Dominic Pintillie, Sam Kilby and Scott McManus scored the goals for what was a comfortable win.

In midweek Drove had performed even better to beat second placed Peterborough Sports Parkway 2-0 with Anthony Melton and Jamie Muffet on target. Earlier in the season Sports had won 5-1.

Drove boss Nick Markillie said: “We put in a very good performance to beat Peterborough Sports and well deserved the win with some good football. On Saturday we did what we had to do against a poor side. The two wins have lifted us clear of the danger zone as well.”

Leverington manager Stu Webb was disgusted with his side’s performance the previous weekend but delighted to see a makeshift side triumph 5-0 against Oundle Town on Saturday.

Webb’s team had the better of the play in the first half but it still finished goalless.

But after the break Leverington began to find the goals their play deserved. Dale Palmer scored the first and then Michael Chow made it 2-0 soon after.

Sam Cubberley had gone off injured in the first half and his replacement A team striker Wayne Wallis hit a third goal.

Nathan Watson was also on target for 4-0 and Wayne Garner and Craig Ablett combined well to set up Wallis for his second goal to finish the proceedings at 5-0.

Webb said: “We had been unlucky in midweek when we played well to draw 2-2 with Coates who scored their second goal late on. We had a few players missing on Saturday but could have had 10 or 12 goals.

“The attitude and performance was a lot better than the previous week that is for sure.”

Long Sutton made it four wins in their last five Division One games by beating Thorney away 3-1. Matt Radeloff 2 and Matt Cawthorn were on target.

Leverington Sports Reserves lost out 2-0 to Division Three leaders Langtoft Reserves.

Manager Shane Milner said: “We are lacking a bit of confidence but I am sure things will be better for Wednesday night’s cup final.”