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Ketton are beaten by Whittlesey Athletic Reserves in the Peterborough Senior Cup competition

Ketton boss Darren Moody wants his side to go out and enjoy the rest of the Peterborough Senior Cup competition after they suffered a second successive defeat on Saturday.

The Rutland side went down to a 5-0 home reversal against Division One visitors Whittlesey Reserves at Pit Lane.

The defeat leaves Ketton at the foot of the Group B standings with four matches of the competition remaining.

Cameron Brookes (centre) went close to bringing Ketton level. (46322382)
Cameron Brookes (centre) went close to bringing Ketton level. (46322382)

They travel to Eye United this weekend and Moody is eager to see his players start revelling in their long-awaited return to action.

He said: "We battled well on Saturday but individual mistakes cost us.

"We had chances but didn't play well by any stretch of the imagination.

"It is a process though and it's now all about the lads enjoying the rest of the cup competition.

"We want the players to play with a smile on their faces and it's almost about forgetting the results for the last few games.

"We just want the lads to go out and play and see where it gets us."

Ketton conceded their opening goal just before the break of Saturday's match when an error on the edge of their box presented Whittlesey with a chance to open the scoring through an unstoppable half-volley into the top corner of the home net.

The hosts still had chances to get back on level terms before the interval and could even have held an advantage at half-time.

Cameron Brookes saw an excellent effort superbly saved by the Whittlesey goalkeeper and then Brookes turned provider to set up Greg Rawlinson whose header hit the underside of the crossbar.

Ketton went close again at the start of the second period when Alfie Webb linked well with Rawlinson only to see his effort go wide of the Whittlesey goal.

The visitors then doubled their lead within 10 minutes of the restart as they scrambled home their second goal of the game.

Three goals in the final 15 minutes of the contest then sealed a second successive group win for Whittlesey as Ketton pushed more players forward in search of a way back into the match.

Moody added: "We went to a 4-2-4 formation but again the goals that we conceded were all very avoidable.

"It wasn't a pleasant experience but we need to pick the lads up and go again.

"It was a bad day at the office for us result-wise and the game got away from us when we decided to chase it.

"The eye is still very much on the future though and we will be ready for next season."

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