King’s Cliffe 1
LEAGUE leaders Kings Cliffe came out on top with a narrow victory at Ketton on Saturday in Peterborough & District League Division One.
It was a close affair throughout and a single goal for either side always looked as though it may be decisive.
Ketton had the better of the early exchanges and thought they had secured the lead halfway through the first half as a header from the excellent Malcolm Duff found the back of the net only to be ruled out for an offside flag.
The second half was similarly tight. The key breakthrough coming in the 70th minute as Ketton keeper Jamie Scott produced a fine save only for the rebound to hit Cliffe striker Gary Gibb and creep over the line.
Ketton threw men forward in search of an equaliser but became exposed at the back and were saved twice by the offside flag.
“I thought it could have gone either way,” said Ketton manager Andy Gray.
“We gave a really good account of ourselves and were very unlucky to concede the way we did. Even their manager commented on it.
“Cliffe are a good side and look nailed on to go up so we can take a lot of positives from the way we played and the fact that we feel we deserved something from the game.
“Unfortunately for us we are lacking that bit of luck you sometimes need, but those things happen when you’re struggling for results.”