Five more games and six more goals leave Sports seven clear

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Peterborough League Football - By Mark­plum­mer

Ta­ble- top­ping Peter­bor­ough Sports man­ager Sea­mus Mor­gan does not want the Peter­bor­ough League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle to be for­got­ten dur­ing a pro­mo­tion bat­tle. Sports pow­ered seven points clear of clos­est chal­lengers Nether­ton and Moul­ton Har­rox when sink­ing bot­tom side Kings Cliffe 6- 0 in one of only two top- flight matches to go ahead­last­week­end. GaryGibbs andSteveMastin­both­grabbed hat- tricks while Sports ‘ keeper Aaron Kier saved a penalty.

Sports and sec­ond- placed Nether­ton are set to lock horns in a race to rise into United Coun­ties League foot­ball af­ter both ap­plied to be con­sid­ered for pro­mo­tion to Step 6.

Only one team can be pro­moted in a sea­son from this level and and, pro­vid­ing the two clubs’ fa­cil­i­ties come up to scratch, it will go to the team fin­ish­ing higher.

Mor­gan said: “A mas­sive amountof time and mon­ey­has been in­vested in tak­ing this club to the next level so pro­mo­tion is ob­vi­ously the ma­jo­rami­bi­tion. That­meansen­sur­ingwe fin­isha­head­ofNether­ton­is­the num­ber one pri­or­ity.

“But it doesn’t mean we should merely set­tle for fin­ish­ing fourth if they endup­fifthor sec­ond if they are third.

“We have put our­selves in a po­si­tion where we can win the ti­tle andthat has to be the aim.”

AndMor­gan­be­lieves claim­ing vic­tory in 12 of Sports’ 14 re­main­ing­match­eswill­givethem anout­stand­ing chance­of­do­ing just that.

He also feels that hav­ing to play catch- up in fix­tures could ham­per the club’s ti­tle ri­vals.

Nether­ton and Har­rox have both played five fewer matches than Sports with the lat­ter also sched­uled to be in­volved in cup fix­tures on the next two Satur­days.

Mor­gan added: “I’ve said all along that I would rather have points on the board and I still feel that way.

“Moul­ton and Nether­ton are well be­hind now in terms of games played and Moul­ton in par­tic­u­lar must al­ready be look­ing at hav­ing to play Tues­days, Thurs­days and Satur­days at the end of the sea­son.”

“If we­can­win12­moregames we will go very, very close to win­ning the ti­tle.”

Sports and Nether­ton are set to meet on Jan­uary 12.

Kings Cliffe man Rafa Komis­ar­czyk ( right) comes un­der pres­sure from Ali Nyang of Peter­bor­ough Sports in last Satur­day’s Pre­mier Di­vi­sion clash.

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