Ketton are beaten by Eye United in Peterborough League Premier Division clash
Ketton were unable to turn their best start to a Peterborough League Premier Division game into their first victory of the season after a 3-2 reversal at Eye United on Saturday.
Darren Moody's side came flying out of the traps at Lindisfarne Road and, after the hosts had picked up an early red card for a terrible tackle, they took the lead midway through the first half.
However, that early promise then faded as Eye rocked Ketton with a quick-fire double to lead 2-1 at the break.
The hosts added their third goal early in the second half and, although Ketton replied again, they are still seeking their first win after eight outings.
Moody said: "We played really well for the first 25 minutes. It was probably the best we had played all season.
"We then started to try and force it after they went down to 10 men while they sat in and clogged the midfield up.
"We didn't move the ball quick enough. We started to panic and instead of keeping the ball and getting it out wide which we had been doing really well we continually looked to go longer which played into Eye's hands.
"We huffed and puffed in the second half and had a few chances but nothing would really drop for us."
After Eye had seen a player dismissed in the opening 20 minutes, Ketton took the lead shortly after.
Alfie Webb beat his full-back and his cross into the box was handled with Connor Breakell stepping up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.
However, Eye hit back after going behind to lead 2-1 at the interval with both goals coming from setpieces.
A third goal two minutes after the restart then put Eye in control before Ketton reduced the arrears as Liam Taylor latched onto Jordan Parker's through ball to score.
However, the visitors were unable to find the third goal to get back on level terms and will now turn their attentions to Saturday's Rutland derby with Oakham United to get their first maximum haul of the campaign.
Oakham will visit Pit Lane having suffered seven successive defeats following their 8-1 home loss against Moulton Harrox at the weekend.
Ketton manager Moody added: "I have to take the positives from those first 25 minutes on Saturday into this weekend which is a huge game for us.
"We can't rest on our laurels because we have to earn those three points.
"We need to get the win, but we have to treat Oakham with respect because they will be looking at us and thinking exactly the same thing."