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Pinchbeck first team coach praises players for fighting back to draw with Peterborough Northern Star

First team coach Alfie Tate felt his Pinchbeck United side were worthy of their first league point of the season after an eventful 1-1 draw with Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

The Knights equalised with six minutes left after going behind within the first 15 minutes of a match where Tate made to changes to the side that lost 4-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday.

Ndreqim Krashiqi and Tom Siemienczuk replaced Zak Dunn and Ayoub Sentane, with Elliott Burrell - last season's Young Player of the Year at Spalding United - replacing Krashiqi 17 minutes from the end.

Pinchbeck United first team coach Alfie Tate.Photo by Alexandra Gomes.
Pinchbeck United first team coach Alfie Tate.Photo by Alexandra Gomes.

Tate said: "I think a point would have been the minimum that we deserved and their goal was very harsh because there was a foul in the build-up.

"But we had to get on with it and I said to the lads last week 'We have to keep going for 90 minutes regardless' and that's what they did.

"We could have won the game towards the end and in the last five minutes we were creating chances for fun.

"That attitude and desire has nearly won us the game and it's definitely got us at least a point which we fully deserved.

"I think we got our reward today, finally, and we probably deserved more from other games during pre-season and in the league.

"But the lads have done really well and their togetherness has been excellent because it's easy, once one or two results go bad, some people can jump ship.

"But they've stuck together, been really positive and improved as well, good as a collective and they deserved the minimum which we got tonight."

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