Great day comes complete with a disappointing result as more than 500 people descend on Sawtry for the A1 derby
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Everything went right for Sawtry last Sunday afternoon . . . apart from the result.
Michael Simpson’s side suffered a 2-0 defeat against local rivals Stilton when launching their Peterborough & District League Premier Division season.
They were undone by two goals in the final quarter-of-an-hour of a match at Greenfields which formed part of an organised Groundhop UK tour and attracted a terrific crowd of 534.
Simpson said: “It wasn’t the result we wanted, but it was a very good day for the club. To have more than 500 people watching a Peterborough League game is fantastic.
“It was an unbelievable turnout from both the ground-hoppers and local people.
“We looked a bit nervous and came up against a good side who had a lot of pace and posed plenty of threat.
“They probably just shaded a pretty even game and got the goals quite late on.”
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Sawtry are back in action at Peterborough Sports Reserves on Tuesday night.
They also meet title favourites Pinchbeck United and have a return clash against Stilton later this month.