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Table-topping test for chance to equal club's best-ever Premier Division winning run




A quick-fire goal treble helped Ketton maintain their winning run in the Peterborough League Premier Division on Saturday.

Ian Abbott's side overturned a two-goal deficit against visiting Peterborough Sports Development with three strikes in five second half minutes to secure a fourth successive Premier Division win.

Substitute Will Mann bagged a brace for Ketton with Alex Collyer also on target in a win which moves the Pit Lane side up to ninth in the Premier Division standings.

Alex Collyer was on target for Ketton in Saturday's success. (6062681)
Alex Collyer was on target for Ketton in Saturday's success. (6062681)

Boss Abbott enthused: "The guys are full of confidence and we're enjoying that winning feeling at the moment.

"I'm really proud of them. It's a brilliant little run we're on and it's been fully deserved.

"We have found the right balance, but the consistency in selection by having the best players available has been a major factor.

"We showed real character on Saturday after going 2-0 down. We showed that we're a good team who can compete with anybody in this league."

Ketton created the better openings in a goalless opening period, but were unable to break the deadlock against a young and talented Sports side.

The visitors then hit Ketton with a double whammy at the start of the second half as a good inter-change of passes saw Alfie Furguson and Andrew Irvine on target to give Sports a two-goal advantage.

Ketton then made a double substitution with Will Mann and Joe Hussey being brought on with the former having an immediate impact.

Jacob Smitheringale created the opening for Mann to halve the deficit after 70 minutes and then 60 seconds later the goalscorer provided the assist for Alex Collyer to tap home.

The third and winning goal then saw Tom Mann set up brother Will to score and leave Ketton on the verge of equalling a club record.

Their best-ever run of wins in the Premier Division is five games and they travel to Moulton Harrox on Saturday looking to match that sequence.

However, they visit the table-toppers minus the services of Matt Woodman, Cal Parker, Jacob Smitheringale and Alex Collyer while Jamar Dobson - who dropped out on the morning of last Saturday's game - is poised to join Premier Division rivals Thorney.

They are, however, able to call on the services of Kane Gilbert to strengthen their squad as Yaxley are without a game on Saturday.



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