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Boss Abbott aiming for hat-trick haul of victories

Ketton completed back-to-back Peterborough League Premier Division wins for the first time this season with a 4-1 home success over Sutton Bridge on Saturday.

Two goals from the in-form Tom Mann plus strikes from Connor Breakell and Dom Jones helped move the Pit Lane side up to 12th place in the table after Matt Eaton had put Sutton Bridge ahead.

And Ketton boss Ian Abbott is now targeting a hat-trick haul of wins ahead of Saturday's trip to second-from-bottom Langtoft United.

Tom Mann scored twice for Ketton in Saturday's 4-1 home win. (5752397)
Tom Mann scored twice for Ketton in Saturday's 4-1 home win. (5752397)

He said: "We had identified the importance of getting three wins from the games against Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge and Langtoft.

"We were in good spirits after the win last week and having the best players at the club available has been a big help.

"They had realised we would be in spot of bother if the commitment didn't improve.

"We went a goal behind, but the attitude is better now and we showed plenty of character.

"We have struggled to pick ourselves up in some games and the confidence has been fragile, but we responded really well and could have scored six or seven.

"We want another win on Saturday now to complete the hat-trick because it will give us a bit of daylight from the sides below us.

"It's a massive game. It's a great chance for us in a crucial match, but we will not be taking Langtoft lightly."

Eaton had put Bridge into an early lead when he converted a cross from close range, but Ketton reacted well and were soon back in control of the contest.

Breakell provided the assist for Mann to equalise and then the returning Jamar Dobson found Breakell to put Ketton in front going into the half-time break.

The next goal was always going to be crucial and it was Ketton who netted a vital third when Mann scored his sixth in the last five games following Matt Woodman's assist.

Greg Rawlinson and Jones then came off the substitutes bench following spells on the sidelines through injury.

And the replacements combined for Ketton's fourth and final goal as Rawlinson crossed for Jones to tap home from close range.

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