Five more games and six more goals leave Sports seven clear
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.