Leverington miss out

Leverington’s new manager Stuart Webb was left disappointed after seeing his first competitive game in charge of the Peterborough Premier Division side finish in a 1-1 draw against Coates Athletic on Saturday.

Webb was missing a handful of players but felt his side created the better chances and really should have had the game sewn up before the Coates equaliser.

Leverington went ahead after four minutes with a good finish from new signing Aaron McKenna and really should have had more goals as Nathan Watson and James Woods failed to make the most of good opportunities.

Coates made it 1-1 with 10 minutes left to deny Webb a winning start.

The former Wisbech Town Reserves manager Webb commented: “We had the opportunities after the first goal to put the game to bed but did not take them.

“We had a makeshift back four but they did well against a Coates side who like to play the long ball. It was disappointing but we can do a lot better.”

Another new man in charge Keven Cawthorn at Long Sutton saw his side lose 2-1 at home to relegated Stamford Bels in Division One.

Long Sutton also took the lead in the second half with a goal from Shaun Copeland after 65 minutes. Billy Radeloff saw a good effort from 15 yards saved by the Stamford keeper who made two other good saves to deny the Magpies.

But sloppy defending led to a Stamford equaliser and five minutes from the end the defence went to sleep at a short corner and that led to the Stamford winner.

Cawthorn said: “Their goalkeeper was much the busier in the game but they took their chances and we did not. Then we gave away two poor goals.”