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Wittering Premiair draw with Leverington Sports in Peterborough League Premier Division match

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Andrew Moss hit a hat-trick as Wittering Premiair returned with a decent point from Saturday's Peterborough League Premier Division trip to Leverington.

It was the first meeting between the two sides and Harriers boss Sam Cayley was expecting a tough, physical game for his side who were missing eight first team players.

The game started very evenly with both teams trying to work out each other.

Andrew Moss (centre) scored a hat-trick for Harriers. (52502305)
Andrew Moss (centre) scored a hat-trick for Harriers. (52502305)

It was Wittering who broke the deadlock when skipper for the day Moss curled the ball from range past the stranded keeper.

However, it wasn't long until Leverington levelled when a long ball was allowed to bounce and the home striker found himself with space to place his shot past Ben Jex.

Wittering regained the lead again as some great persistence saw the ball somehow find its way to Moss who once again was clinical to make it 2-1.

Leverington became more comfortable on the ball and were finding a lot of joy down the left and they got a corner which was headed home firmly to level the match again.

The game was very stretched going into the last 10 minutes with Leverington finding lots of space and getting a free kick which came in and then bounced out to a home player who rifled the ball in with the goal standing after the linesman was over-ruled despite flagging for offside.

Wittering now to show their never-say-die attitude and they quickly found themselves in a great position with a free kick.

Luke Smith floated an inch-perfect ball in to find the silver fox in the box Moss to complete his hat-trick and earn a point.

Boss Cayley commented: "It's been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest I've experienced as a manager.

"Some of the boys are used to just winning which we have done a lot of over the previous two seasons. We're now seeing lads' attitudes when we lose games .

"It's never an easy place going to Leverington and they were a decent well-drilled side, but I would have snapped your hand off to take anything away from home with eight lads missing.

"Credit has to go to Mossy as he really stepped up to show his class and was clinical. Our new keeper Ben Jex also made some brilliant full stretch saves to keep us in the game.

"We have to move on to Saturday now against Long Sutton where we will hopefully be welcoming back some faces."

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