Ryan’s injury rocks Leverington in cup exit

LEVERINGTON Sports suffered a double blow in Cambs Cup games on Saturday with the first and A team suffering defeats.

The Peterborough League club’s top side lost out 2-0 at Fulbourn Institute, while the third string side went down 7-0 at Longstanton in the Lower Junior Cup.

First team manager Stu Webb was certainly not disappointed with his side’s performance at Fulbourn, who had beaten Parson Drove 13-0 earlier in the Cambs Challenge Cup.

There were no goals in the first half and Webb said: “We did really well and gave them a game in the first 45 minutes and were close to taking the lead when Mark Jimson shot from 30 yards out.

“But five minutes before the break defender Marti Ryan did his hamstring and did not come out for the second half.

“We had to regroup and they scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the half to win it.

“It was a disappointing result, but the performance certainly was not and was ten times better than last week. Losing Marti left us short at the back, especially as Joe Green had already pulled out.”

Leverington Reserves halted a whitewash for the club on the day with a 3-2 victory at Deeping A in Division Three and are now in third spot. Adam Bunton 2 and Craig Bradshaw scored the goals.

Parson Drove’s game at Uppingham in the Peterborough Premier Division was called off because of a frozen pitch.

Long Sutton lost 3-1 to second placed Riverside Rovers in Division One.

The home side took the lead after five minutes and added a second three minutes into the second half. Ryan Lennon made it 2-1 with a glancing header, but the Peterborough side scored a late goal to make sure of the points.

Long Sutton manager Binny Mackay said: “A poor result for us but the players put in a good performance against a good side.”

Matthew Stancer scored twice as Sutton Bridge enjoyed a 3-0 win at Farcet in Division Two. Lee Still was also on target and the Bridge are now fifth in the table.

Jamie Taylor and Steve Robinson scored the goals for second placed Long Sutton Reserves in their 2-1 win at home to Whittlesey Reserves in Division Three.