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Oakham United are beaten by Stilton in the Peterborough League Premier Division

An injury-time goal sent Oakham United to defeat in Saturday's Peterborough League Premier Division clash with Stilton.

Taylor Hunter hit the last-gasp winner as Seb Hayes' side were beaten for the second successive Saturday following last week's loss at Crowland.

Hayes was again full of praise for the performance of his side but feels they need to start turning solid displays into victories.

Oakham boss Seb Hayes. Photo: Dan Allen (50983048)
Oakham boss Seb Hayes. Photo: Dan Allen (50983048)

He said: "Both teams had good spells when they were on top but seemed to cancel each other out.

"We both had players missing so seemed to set up to make ourselves hard to beat, but I was always worried about setpieces because we had a large chunk of our central defenders missing.

"We had got to the 94th minute and just needed to see the last corner out but they nicked it which was so frustrating because we had no time to respond.

"We had applied ourselves really well and neither side deserved to lose the game.

"Everyone did their best but we just switched off in the last 30 seconds which cost us."

Both sides had traded chances with visiting goalkeeper Dave Beeny thwarting Oakham with some solid saves.

The home side had fielded a teenage central midfield pairing of Ceri Hayes and Mikey Baird who performed well while the experienced Stewart Lambie was moved back to centre-half.

Hayes added: "We had a lot of young players in key areas of the pitch and, although it is frustrating to lose games, I can't knock the efforts of anyone.

"We are in games and every team that we have played this season has walked off and known that they've been in a match with us.

"It's good from a club's point of view that we are improving but, for my aspirations, I don't want to be losing games.

"I don't want to be a manager that starts accepting defeats so, although we are doing well, it's still frustrating that we have lost three of our first five games.

"The young players are doing well and holding their own so I have to be patient as well because, if we keep playing like this, then the results will come sooner or later."

Oakham make the trip to face Eye United this weekend.

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