Leverington leave it late to ease relegation fears

LEVERINGTON played their get out of jail card to finish with an unlikely 3-2 win against Stamford Belvedere in the Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday.

They were trailing 2-1 when the game went into injury time but came up with two very late goals from Steve Thompson and Marti Ryan to take a valuable three points to edge further away from the two relegation places.

Alan Russell’s team had started the game well and went into the lead after 15 minutes with an Anthony Hunt goal but they then lost their way and the Stamford side equalised with a free kick which went through a crowd of players into the net.

A minute before the break Stamford Bels took the lead with a shot from 25 yards out.

A good chat at half-time brought more urgency from Leverington but they just could not find the net in a very even half.

Then in the 91st minute Thompson put them level and in the fourth minute of the six minutes added on Ryan stole in for the winner.

Russell said: “We really got out of jail with the two late goals, and it is a very good three points for us.

“We again had players missing but if I am honest we are just not good enough at the moment.”

Parson Drove also moved a further three points away from the bottom two with a very good 1-0 win at Whittlesey United with Wayne Morton scoring the winner.

Leverington are now five points clear of the relegation zone and Drove six points with four games left.

Long Sutton suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stilton and although third from bottom are some 16 points above the bottom two.