Draw feels like a loss to Wittering

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Wittering used the confidence gained from two back-to- back wins to run unbeaten Peterborough ICA Sports Reserves all the way on Saturday, eventually sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Wittering started the better of the teams and should have taken the lead on four separate occasions; firstly two chances from Billy Nairn and a chance from Ashley Middleton then Martin Ward.

However Wittering did take the lead when a Simon Lucking shot was spilled by the goalkeeper and Martin Ward was on hand to knock the loose ball home.

Ward made it 2-0 again after good play by Lucking and Gary Roddis allowed him to drift into the box and score.

Wittering then had a few more chances to score but it was ICA who scored on the stroke of halftime after a long range shot found its way into the net.

The second half started pretty much the same as the first, Wittering showed up well in the early stages then ICA tried to get a grip on the game but Wittering defended well.

ICA did get the equaliser from a long range free kick that looked comfortable for Rob Slater but it was caught up in the sun and Slater could only get a hand to the ball and not keep it out.

Wittering manager Eddie Winks said: “We are very disappointed not to take all three points as we had enough chances in the first half to win the game comfortably.

“We played some very good football in the first half and ICA couldn’t get near us. The goal just before halftime was the turning point.

“I feel we would have won convincingly if they hadn’t got that goal when they did. At full time you could see who was the happier team as ICA were cheering whilst we walked off the park looking like we just got beat.

“But we will take the positives out of this game, we played very well at times and showed he have a bit of grit about is when needed.

“We are still confident we will be near the top of the league come end of the season, we have dropped some silly points but it seems everyone is beating each other and we are just starting to find some good form from last season.

“We had Nathan Steele, Scott Dewdney, Stuart Longbone, myself all missing and Luke Watson, who has been excellent this season, came off after 10 minutes.

“It shows the strength and depth we have as a squad, the lads that come in done as good a job if not better than the lads that were missing so the competition for starting places is very interesting.”