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Football round up: Sports lose and seven-goal Yaxley thriller

Yaxley FC were involved in a seven-goal thriller at Leading Drove while Peterborough Sports suffer a shock defeat. Paolo Iantosca rounds up the local football results from the weekend.
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Peterborough Sports's inconsistency continued with a disappointing defeat against strugglers Redditch United on Saturday afternoon, falling to a 1-0 defeat after a late goal from Romario Martin.

Sports were down to 10 men in the early stages of the second half as Dion Sembie-Ferris was shown a second yellow card, with Jimmy Dean’s men now four points behind leaders Coalville Town with one-game in-hand.

Yaxley FC took the three points at Leading Drove at the weekend after a seven-goal thriller against Sutton Coldfield Town. Thomas Waumsley handed The Cuckoos the lead on 13 minutes before a brace from Isai Mareslia put the visitors in-front and, three minutes before the break, Bradley Gothard brought the score level.

A goal for either side in two minutes took the scoreline to 3-3 before a Daniel Cotton penalty sealed the three points for Yaxley FC, pushing them above the visitors and seven points from safety.

Wisbech Town were condemned to a 5-1 defeat against Ilkeston Town on Saturday and continue to sit 19th in the table.

Spalding United were held at Chasetown FC as the hosts scored an 90th minute equaliser to spoil the party for the Lincolnshire side. Stamford AFC continued their push for promotion with a 3-1 victory over Carlton Town, leapfrogging the hosts and jump into fifth, eight points behind the leaders with one game in-hand.

In the Thurlow Nunn League, Whittlesey Athletic secured an emphatic 5-0 victory over Wisbech St Mary and currently sit third in the league whilst Peterborough North End also picked up maximum points against Framlingham Town.

As for our local women sides, Peterborough United were narrowly beaten 2-1 by promotion hopefuls Doncaster Rovers Belles on Sunday afternoon in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands.

The Posh continue to find themselves in 10th, two points adrift of safety.

Netherton United Ladies maintain their 100% start to the Cambridgeshire Womens & Girls County Football League campaign after another high-scoring scoreline against Leverington Sport Ladies.

They sit in second-place with three games in-hand on leaders Cardea Ladies First and face a trip to March Town United Ladies next Sunday.