Sports face tough fight

LEVERINGTON look to have a fight on if they are to reach a top six place in the Peterborough Premier Division if manager Stu Webb’s first season in charge prediction is to come true.

They lost for the second time this season to Peterborough Sports Parkway by 2-0 on Saturday, but that was a great improvement on the 7-0 beating at home earlier this season.

Since then Leverington have been on a decent run, but they came out second best in the contest with a goal at the end of each half deciding their fate.

In what was not the best of games, Leverington went behind at the end of the first half when Adam Wright spread himself well to deny the home team but the loose ball was put in the net.

The second goal came with three minutes left when Steve Thompson fouled in the box and the Peterborough side scored from the penalty spot.

Teddy Rimell came off the bench to make his debut for Leverington in the second half. It was only three weeks ago that Rimell joined Wisbech St Mary after starting the season at Yaxley in the UCL.

Webb said: “It was a fair result against a good side who will go close to winning the league. We missed Joe Green in defence but that was no real excuse.”

Parson Drove’s Dominic Pintillie scored twice but could not stop a 3-2 defeat at Crowland. This was a disappointing result for Drove who will have to start the New Year in a much better fashion if they want to hold on to their place in the Premier.

Long Sutton manager Binny Mackay was happy enough with his side’s point in a 3-3 draw against second placed Langtoft in Division One.

Jason Powelly missed a good chance in the first minute but then a good Ryan Lennon cross was picked up by Matt Radeloff to find the net after 12 minutes.

Langtoft equalised but the Magpies were back in front before half-time when Radeloff turned provider for Matt Cawthorn to score his seventh goal in three games to make it 2-1.

With 20 minutes to go Langtoft equalised again with a shot from 25 yards and they took the lead with five minutes to go.

Long Sutton pressed for the equaliser and it came with almost the last kick when Martin Ward scored from the edge of the box.

Mackay said: “They are a good side but we deserved to get a point with a good performance.”

Sutton Bridge’s Luke Sutton scored a hat-trick in the 6-2 win against Pinchbeck Reserves. Barry Osborn, Jake Lally and Joe Sutton were also on target and the win takes them into fifth place in Division Two.

Guyhirn lost 2-1 at home to Ryhall with Andreii Gabriel scoring and they dropped to sixth place.

Leverington Reserves moved into third place in Division Three following a 4-3 win against Crowland Reserves with Ben Norman hitting a hat-trick and Dale Palmer also on target.

Sutton Bridge Reserves were held to a 1-0 draw by Leverington A in Division Five. Bradley Rouse scored for the Bridge and Jack Bingley was on target for Leverington.

l Leverington Reserves have been drawn at home to Coates Reserves in the PFA Junior Cup semi-finals to be played on February 18. Langtoft United Reserves meet Crowland Town Reserves in the other semi-final.