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A blistering start helped fire Deeping United to victory in Saturday's Peterborough League Division Three clash with Wittering Premiair A.

Ian Abbott and Mark Wyer's side scored three times in the opening 18 minutes of the clash at Elsea Park and had added a fourth goal before the break.

The sides then traded a goal apiece after the break as United made amends for sharing the spoils with Harriers in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Steve Jucikas. (53159048)
Steve Jucikas. (53159048)

Abbott said: "The first half was really intense. We worked hard and the quality was there as well as we moved the ball quickly.

"We blew them away in the first 20 minutes and were really on it from the off. There was lots of pressure and pace and I was happy with the overall performance."

It took United just nine minutes to break the deadlock as Steve Jucikas collected a loose ball before rifling home a well-struck finish.

Two goals in a minute then put United further in control of the contest as they doubled their lead with Jake Lyon squaring the ball for Markus Turunen to score his first goal of the season for the senior side.

The goal of the game then arrived after 18 minutes as Josh Raven and Lyon linked well down the right before picking out the in-form Daryn Whiteman who volleyed home in style.

Wittering then created two good openings to get back into the contest but were unable to take their chances and United netted a fourth five minutes before the break.

Ben Catanach was this time the provider as he found Whiteman who netted for his 13th goal in the last four games.

Wittering did pull a goal back after the break when Gavin Petruczok scored following a setpiece but United restored their four-goal advantage just past the hour mark as Turunen teed up Jucikas for his second and United's fifth to seal the win.

The victory leaves United in third place, six points behind Casterton with two games in hand.

Daryn Whiteman. (53159050)
Daryn Whiteman. (53159050)

Casterton shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Park Farm Pumas on Saturday as Ryan Brown netted for the Rutland side.

Alex Walton scored a hat-trick as King's Cliffe were 8-3 winners away at Huntingdon Rovers.

Toby Eldred, David Martin, Nathan Senth, Rudi Jurkschat and Jack Gow were also on target for the Hedgehogs.

Player-manager Lewis Morley was red-carded as Stamford Bels shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Oundle Town in their Premier Division clash.

Bels had led at the interval thanks to a fine goal from Kieran Evans but they had to battle for a point after Morley was sent off after collecting a second caution with Oundle levelling through Nathan Rudman's equaliser.

Deeping Reserves Reserves remain in touch with the leading lights in Division One after a 3-1 home win over Tydd.

Jordan Avis (two) and Will Howarth were on target for the third-placed Clarets.

Wittering Premiair Reserves recorded a tidy four-goal away win at Long Sutton's second string in Division Two.

Sam Greenhalgh, Stephen Kirk, Jack Raynor and Josh Rosser were on target for the fourth-placed Harriers.

Glinton and Northborough lost 3-0 at home to table-topping Netherton Reserves while Oakham's second string conceded five goals at high-flying Stilton.

Stamford Bels Reserves lost 3-1 away at Peterborough City with Luke Elsom their marksman.

Deeping United Reserves remain bottom of the Division Four table after a 2-0 away loss at Orton Rangers' second string.

Uppingham Reserves were 5-1 away winners at Oundle Reserves thanks to goals from Omar Elkashoty (2), Sam Blackwell, Sam Corey and Josh Bryant.

Deeping Rangers' Development side recorded a 4-0 home win over Holbeach Bank in Division Five while Deeping United A lost 6-3 at home to Hampton United.



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