Langtoft stunned by early strike

Langtoft United FC v Ketton FC. Match action.'Photo: MSMP130413-032ow
Langtoft United FC v Ketton FC. Match action.'Photo: MSMP130413-032ow
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Langtoft United ended the season with a 1-0 defeat at home to Ketton on Saturday afternoon.

United took the game to Ketton from the start with Andy Ellis bringing a fine save from the visitors’ goalkeeper early on.

Soon after John Armstrong tested the keeper but after 10 minutes, Ketton took the lead with a goal worthy of winning any game. Jason Gough, stepping into goal after Robbie Virgin picked up an injury in the warm-up, had no chance with a unstoppable volley into the top corner from Josh Russell.

Langtoft stepped up their game with captain Ash Phillips pushing his side forward, and Phil Gadsby and Tom Smith working hard in midfield.

United pushed forward in the second half but Ketton worked hard for each other and kept their lead.

Langtoft chairman Barry Woodthorpe said: “This was a very entertaining local derby. Ketton looked as though they wanted the win more than ourselves and played very well for each other.

“This being our last game , it was a bit disappointing for us but again we have showed we are one of the top teams in this division. Now we need to build for next season.”

He hopes to announce the side’s new manager next week.

Langtoft: John Armstrong, James Duffy, Andy Ellis, Phil Gadsby, Jason Gough, Daniel Morris, Keir O’Sullivan, Calum Parker, Ash Phillips, Tom Smith, Adam Sparkes. Subs: Craig Chamberlain, Ben Martin, Modesto Santaniello.

Langtoft arev currently fourth in the Peterborough and District league’s first division.

In division two, Langtoft’s reserves, who did not play last weekend, are fifth with three home games remaining. They play Gedney hill tomorrow afternoon.