Parson Drove back to fourth

PARSON Drove moved back into fourth place in the Peterborough Premier Division with a very good 1-0 win against ICA Sports on Saturday.

Drove had lost their three previous games including a 2-0 defeat away to ICA earlier in the month.

In what was a very good game, Drove took the lead 20 minutes into the second half when a good ball into the box from Adam Bunton found Scott McManus at the far post and he headed home.

There were chances at both ends after that, but Drove defended well to claim a very welcome three points.

A delighted manager Alan Russell said: “It was a very good performance after last week. We have defended well against the best team we have played this season. I think in the end we just edged it.

“Our attitude was spot on and our discipline too and it was good to get back to winning ways again.”

Leverington suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Uppingham but Wayne Garner commented: “I just do not know how we have not won. We played well in the first half and created six really good chances. Then we have conceded two goals near the end.”

In the first half Matty Fowler and Sam Cubberley had the best of the opportunities and then the Uppingham keeper pulled off two good saves too.

Some good news for the club is that experienced defenders Steve Thompson and Joe Green should be back in action at the end of the month.

Long Sutton moved into third place in Division One with a 3-2 win against Netherton Reserves.

The Magpies made the most of the wind advantage in the first half with Matt Cawthorn on target and then an own goal to give them a 2-0 lead at the break.

But they had to soak up the pressure in the second half with the home side making it 2-1 and then Long Sutton had to be thankful to two very good saves from Jack Thorpe to keep their lead intact.

Jake Clitheroe then gave them some comfort with a third goal only for Netherton to score with three minutes left to set up a nervy finish.

Long Sutton held out and manager Vinny Mackay said: “That was a good three points in the conditions, but Jack Thorpe did very well for us just before the third goal.”

Division Two: Gedney 4, Leverington Res 3, Peterborough Rovers 2, Guyhirn 4.

Division Three: Whittlesey Res 5, Long Sutton Res 2.

Division Four: Oakham A 4, Leverington A 4,

Division Five: Gaultree 4, Hampton Res 3; Sutton Bridge Res 0, Glinton 2; Tydd St Mary 7, Holbeach A 2.