Theft fails to hold up ’Bury battlers
LEAVING the posts up overnight resulted in a net loss for Alconbury — and caused trouble for strikers hoping to find the back of the net. Thieves made off with one net and supporting pins from the village s Sports and Social Club ground, leaving the club
LEAVING the posts up overnight resulted in a net loss for Alconbury - and caused trouble for strikers hoping to find the back of the net.
Thieves made off with one net and supporting pins from the village's Sports and Social Club ground, leaving the club scrambling for a replacement.
General manager Mick Tarft said: "It caused us a bit of hassle as we had to find another net rather quickly - the net is of a distinctive manufacture not commonly used around this area so all our players are looking out in the hope of spotting it."
Net firmly in place, the first team continued their climb up the table on Saturday with another win to give them 13 points from the last five games - Carl Harper scored the only goal against Pinchbeck United in the 1-0 win.
Brampton supporters endured a nail biting last 15 minutes on Saturday as their defence went walkabout.
Leading 5-2 with two goals each from Stuart Harris and Simon Linnell, plus one from Darren Rogers, it looked all over until Hardwick tried to spoil the day. Two late goals caused the nerves to jangle but Brampton held on to win 5-4.
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Despite a lacklustre performance, Sawtry still came out 4-3 winners against March St Mary. Adam Cooke, Daz Morrow, Jack Gray, and Andrew Spencer all scored.
Eagle Heating FC started the year with a 2-0 win against league leaders Territorial FC. Despite injuries and unavailability, Eagle bossed the game and were rewarded with strikes from Matt Miller and Paul Carey.
Sawtry Sunday were grateful to Danny Holliday, who hit a brace in their 2-1 win over Werrington Village after they had gone a goal behind.
Somersham Town Reserves started the New Year in the right vein with a 2-1 victory at Over Sports. Grant Robbins and Christopher Bailey nicked the goals that put Somersham into sixth place and well in touch with those above them.