City side protecting an 11-month unbeaten run
Netherton United are closing in on a year-long unbeaten record in the Peterborough Premier Division.
The city side haven’t lost since going down 3- 2 at a strengthened Holbeach United Reserves team on October 10, 2015.
They are six games unbeaten this season after last weekend’s 3-1 win at Ketton lifted them to second place in the table, just behindreigning champions Moulton Harrox on goal difference.
It’s been a decent start for a team with ambitions of promotiontotheUnitedCounties LeagueandmanagerJonHarrison has issued a warning to the rest of the division.
“We haven’t played well yet this season,” Harrison admitted. “We’ve played well in patches and there have been signs that we are getting close to our best, but we are capa- ble of much more than we’ve shown so far.
“The long unbeaten run shows how resilient we are though. We are hard to beat even when we’re not playing well and that’s the sign of a good side.”
Tom Randall (2) and Dan Fountain scored the goals at Ketton, but goalkeeper Ross Ingram was Harrison’s hero for saving a penalty when the score was 2-1.
“That save was key,” Harrison admitted. “We had been cruisingformostofthematch, but conceding a goal then would have made life difficult for us.
“Rosshasbeenplayingvery wellthisseasonsohedeserved his moment of glory.”
Netherton host Deeping Rangers Reserves at The Grange this Saturday.
Leaders Moulton are at Crowland.
Tom Randall (white) scored twice for Netherton at Ketton.