Gibbs in form as Star leave Tulips wilt­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Star went on a goal charge to leave the Tulips look­ing more like tur­keys in their first out­ing since the dis­missal of boss Andy Stan­hope.

Cle­ments struck again af­ter fine work from Gibbs be­fore the fita­gain front­man got his name on the score­sheet.

Cen­tre-back Richard Jones volleyed a fifth goal be­fore Spald­ing’s former Star keeper Nick Con­roy was beaten again by Gibbs in the dy­ing mo­ments.

“The real North­ern Star turned up and we played much more like our old selves,” added Plum­mer.

“It was a per­fect way to end our los­ing run and a great con­fi­dence­booster ahead of our game with King’s Lynn on Satur­day.”

HOL­BEACH came up short in their top-of-the-ta­ble show­down at King’s Lynn.

The Tigers saw their eight-match win­ning run come to an end in a fix­ture that at­tracted a bumper crowd of 1,040 at The Walks.

One-time Posh young­ster RID­GEONS LEAGUE First Divi­sion Thet­ford March Deben­ham LC

Stu- FC Clac­ton Stanway Gor­leston Wood­bridge Milden­hall Hadleigh Haver­hill Diss Felixs­towe & W Kirkley Wiven­hoe Wal­sham-le-w New­mar­ket Gt Yar­mouth art Wall fired the only goal with 20 min­utes to go. Hol­beach saw an An­drew Tidswell ef­fort ruled out for off­side and were also ag­grieved not be awarded at least one penalty af­ter Dan Flack and Ash Stevens both had ap­peals ig­nored.

Tigers boss John Chand ad­mit­ted: “We had one stonewall shout and an­other op­ti­mistic one, but I don’t think we were ever go­ing to get a spot-kick there. A draw would have been a fair re­sult.”

Black­stones and Deep­ing shared the spoils af­ter a 1-1 draw at Lin­coln Road – a re­sult that went down bet­ter with the hosts than the vis­i­tors.

Matt Heron fired Rangers ahead with his 15th goal of the sea­son but a howler from de­fender Chris Lo­gan gifted Adam Scotcher a lev­eller.

That was Stones’ only real sight of goal in a match dom­i­nated by Deep­ing but they couldn’t find an­other way through.

Stones’ former Rangers keeper Lee Crock­ett made sev­eral fine saves while Adam We­ston thumped a shot against the un­der­side of the bar. 20 12 1 7 42 27 37 23 11 4 8 41 31 37 22 10 5 7 38 35 35 23 9 7 7 48 39 34 23 10 4 9 46 38 34 23 9 3 11 49 53 30 22 8 4 10 39 45 28 24 7 6 11 24 35 27 20 7 3 10 34 38 24 24 5 7 12 38 44 22 26 5 3 18 22 52 18 21 4 4 13 26 47 16 26 3 6 17 28 72 15 23 1 3 19 21 84 6 13 12 0 1 43 11 36 16 11 1 4 35 12 34 18 11 1 6 36 24 34 God­manch­ester Whit­ton Hal­stead * Camb Uni P Brightlingsea R Down­ham Fak­en­ham Swaffham L Melford Ip­swich W Team Bury Cornard Stow­mar­ket CHROMASPORT & TRO­PHIES UNITED COUN­TIES LEAGUE Premier Divi­sion King’s Lynn Hol­beach Long Buckby

“We’re dis­ap­pointed ad­mit­ted,” Deep­ing boss Tun­cay Kork­maz. “We dom­i­nated the pos­ses­sion and cre­ated the chances but didn’t win.”

Yax­ley’s strug­gles con­tin­ued as they were bashed 5-1 at home by St Ives. Cap­tain Ricky Hail­stone hit the Cuck­oos’ goal from the penalty spot.

Aaron Bel­lairs scored an own goal on his re­turn to Bourne to hand Hunt­ing­don a cru­cial 1-0 derby vic­tory in Divi­sion One.

The Wakes goal­keeper, who has re­joined the club af­ter fall­ing out of favour at Yax­ley, spilled a Joe Jor­dan cor­ner into his own net mid­way through the sec­ond half.

Hunt­ing­don’s suc­cess was soured by see­ing Ben Colmer car­ried off with a sus­pected bro­ken leg sus­tained in a chal­lenge de­scribed as ‘hor­ren­dous’ by boss Ricky Marheineke.

ON­DRE Odain con­tin­ued a fine start to his March Town ca­reer to help the Hares con­tinue their pro­mo­tion push.

City-based Odain scored a fourth 14 10 3 1 37 18 33 16 9 5 2 33 17 32 16 9 2 5 43 26 29 16 9 2 5 31 17 28 18 9 1 8 31 32 28 18 6 4 8 26 36 22 16 5 2 9 27 34 17 15 5 1 9 20 34 16 16 5 0 11 20 35 15 16 4 1 11 22 52 13 12 3 1 8 19 25 10 16 2 2 12 15 52 8 14 2 0 12 24 37 6 20 18 1 1 65 17 55 23 16 0 7 60 23 48 16 16 0 0 45 9 48 North­ern Star St Ives Black­stones AFC Kemp­ston N Pag­nell S & L Corby Welling­bor­ough Spald­ing Deep­ing N Spencer Bos­ton Tn Co­gen­hoe Daven­try Utd Irch­ester Sleaford Thrap­ston Yax­ley Des­bor­ough goal in as many matches since be­ing snapped up from Hunt­ing­don as March eased to a 2-0 morn­ing suc­cess over Down­ham in the Rid­geons First Divi­sion on Box­ing Day.

And early own goal had set Brett Wha­ley’s men on the way to a fifth straight vic­tory that lifted them into sec­ond spot.

But there was no joy for Wis­bech when they also had an early start in the Premier Divi­sion.

Nick Davey fired the Fen­men ahead just 38 sec­onds into their trip to Ely but Steve Ap­pleby’s side crashed to a 3-1 de­feat.

And Stam­ford were not feel­ing aw­fully fes­tive af­ter go­ing down 1-0 at ta­ble-top­pers Gran­tham in an EvoStik Divi­sion One South derby duel.

The Daniels con­ceded just be­fore the half-hour but were only mil­lime­tres away from grab­bing a dra­matic equaliser when Jake Gib­son headed against a post in the fi­nal minute.

As­sis­tant boss Gary Stones ad­mit­ted: “We cre­ated the open­ings but didn’t pull the trig­ger – and that came back to haunt us.” 22 15 1 6 59 28 46 20 15 0 5 57 29 45 27 13 5 9 46 40 44 25 12 4 9 52 48 40 21 13 0 8 54 30 39 22 12 1 9 46 35 37 26 9 7 10 52 45 34 25 9 7 9 45 48 34 20 10 3 7 51 38 33 25 7 6 12 30 62 27 21 7 5 9 31 29 26 19 8 2 9 28 36 26 22 5 5 12 31 48 20 24 5 4 15 31 66 19 24 4 4 16 32 67 16 22 4 4 14 22 57 16 24 3 2 19 25 60 11 22 2 3 17 17 64 9 CHROMASPORT & TRO­PHIES UNITED COUN­TIES LEAGUE Divi­sion One Har­bor­ough Bug­brooke Hunt­ing­don Rush­den & H Roth­well C Ol­ney Woot­ton Ey­nes­bury Bur­ton Pk Whit­worth Buck­ing­ham Pot­ton Raunds Bourne ON Chenecks Sileby Ran * Roth­well Tn 15 11 3 1 39 14 36 13 11 1 1 40 10 34 15 10 1 4 45 13 31 16 9 2 5 31 28 29 15 8 4 3 29 17 28 16 7 5 4 31 23 26 14 7 3 4 21 20 24 14 7 1 6 25 21 22 17 5 6 6 30 31 21 16 5 5 6 31 30 20 11 4 4 3 18 14 16 15 4 4 7 22 32 16 15 4 3 8 19 28 15 18 2 6 10 17 39 12 15 2 4 9 14 36 10 18 2 1 15 21 48 7 15 3 3 9 14 42 2

GO­ING FOR GOAL: Spald­ing’s Greg Smith (9) is de­nied by Star keeper Luke Mc­shane.

SHOVE OFF: Jimmy Dean (left) gets a shove.

Pic­tures: PAUL FRANKS

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