No goal­posts, no game for new-look Netherton

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT -

New-look Netherton United are off and run­ning in pur­suit of their first Peter­bor­ough Pre­mier Divi­sion ti­tle.

And man­ager Jon Har­ri­son reck­ons the city side are bound to im­prove on their open­ing day 4-1 win over Stam­ford Lions at the Grange last week­end.

A hat-trick from new sign­ing Erik Makate and a su­per strike from Mark Baines en­sured Jack Travers’ re­ply for the Lions was of lit­tle con­se­quence.

Har­ri­son was im­pressed, es­pe­cially as he was miss­ing sev­eral play­ers he ex­pects to chal­lenge for a first-team place.

“My big­gest con­cern could well be keep­ing ev­ery­one happy,” Har­ri­son stated. “But that job is a lot eas­ier when the team is win­ning. This was a very good per­for­mance.”

Netherton’s chance to gain a sec­ond win was ru­ined by a post­pone­ment of a sched­uled fix­ure at ICA Sports on Tues­day be­cause of a lack of goal­posts at the lat­ter’s coun­cil-owned Ring­wood venue!

Mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the club and the coun­cil has been blamed.

Moul­ton Har­rox are the early-sea­son lead­ers with three wins in three matches. Lev­er­ing­ton and Sawtry have won their open­ing two matches.

Moul­ton host Lev­er­ing­ton at Broad Lane next Tues­day (Au­gust 15).

Erik Makate.

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