LOCAL FOOTBALL: Pinchbeck Reserves rocked by freak goal

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PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT LEAGUE: PINCHBECK UTD RES 2 PETERBOROUGH ROVERS 3: A FREAK goal helped end Pinchbeck’s four-game unbeaten run in Division Two as Rovers jumped above them in the standings.

Despite making a promising start, Pinchbeck fell behind to an Aaron Percel strike that was reminiscent of Stan Collymore’s famous goal for Liverpool against Blackburn’s Tim Flowers in the mid 1990s.

His strike from distance bobbled over the head of the helpless Pinchbeck keeper, who was ready to make a routine save.

Pinchbeck did respond well and created some very good opportunities before Jake Grogan finally brought them level when he headed in a corner at the near post mid-way through the half.

After the break Pinchbeck continued to create chances, but it was Rovers who went ahead for the second time in the game.

A cheap free kick was given away 30 yards from goal, which resulted in a poked finish from Andreil Gabreil, who sneaked in between two defenders.

After the strike Rovers grew with confidence and David Morpeth wrapped up the points when he broke clear to slot home number three.

Grogan did get a consolation goal in the last minute with a neat finish inside the area, but Pinchbeck still left the pitch disappointed.

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LUTTON 4

SUTTON ST JAMES 2

(Lutton win 8-6 on aggregate)

LUTTON edged a thrilling tie to book their place in round two of the Mont Pell Trophy.

After drawing the first leg 4-4, Lutton got off to a great start when Adam Pack hit a magnificent strike from 20 yards.

They then went further ahead when Mark Garner stroked the ball home.

In the second half Sutton St James were awarded a penalty, but Chris Parker made a magnificent one handed save.

The away side continued to press, but a Lutton breakaway saw Garner superbly lob home number three.

Two quick St James goals set up and exciting last 10 minutes, but again Lutton broke clear to score through Tim Lowe, which wrapped up a super team showing.