Ives lose after mad 15 minutes spell

IVES tossed away the points in a disastrous 15 minute spell just after the hour mark of their game against PNS

UCL Premier Division

Peterborough Northern Star 4 St Ives 1

A DISASTROUS 15-minute spell saw Ives toss the points away against PNS.

The second half reached the hour mark when PNS were awarded a hotly-disputed penalty and by the 75th minute PNS they led 4-1.

Saints took the lead after 10 minutes through Dan Matson, but were pegged back when Mark Jones’s speculative cross drifted in.

Scott Fielding then put the ball in the net for Saints, but the goal was chalked off by the official.

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When Matt Bannister was adjudged to have handled, Josh Moreman dispatched the spot-kick, and he added a second just a minute later from a Karl Gibbs flick.

Jones added his second and Star’s fourth minutes later when Moreman’s effort was saved by Niall Conroy Owen.

The visiting keeper pulled off several great saves to keep a respectable look to the score but Saints were well beaten.

Co-manager Warren Everdell said the midweek win on penalties against Wellingborough had taken its toll. Goals from Dan Newman and Dan Moyes saw Ives to a 2-2 draw, and Newman sealed the 3-2 penalty win from the spot.

Everdell added: “We started well after the hard win in midweek, which we finished with only eight fit players.

“I was unsighted when Fielding’s goal was disallowed but the penalty appeared harsh, as it hit Matt Bannister on his chest in front of the referee, who then took his assistant’s decision.

“It was one of those days when most of the decisions went against us although PNS ended the game the stronger.”