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Pinchbeck at home this weekend

Pinchbeck United will still be looking for their first win this season when they kick off the new year on Saturday with a home game against Northampton ON Chenecks.

The Knights, who have three home United Counties League Premier Division games in a week, conceded a last gasp goal as they went down 2-1 at high-flying Shepshed Dynamo on Boxing Day.

It was a cruel defeat for the visitors, who had managed to follow manager Lewis Thorogood’s plan of frustrating the home side, backed up with some brilliant saves from goalkeeper Ben Martin.

Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood.
Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood.

After a goalless first half, Reece Morris put the home side one goal to the good soon after the break.

But a stunning 40 yard volley from Oliver Jepsonpulled the scores back to 1-1.

It was then backs to the walls for the Knights, who looked like they had salvaged a point, only for Shepshed to nick a winner late into added on time.

Manager Thorogood said was obviously disappointed with the result but largely pleased with the overall performance, saying: “We went into the game trying to frustrate them, and we did exactly that.

“In these sorts of games you have to ride your luck at times, and we did that with a brilliant performance from Ben Martin.

“Olly Jepson’s goal was something that just shows you the quality these lads have got as well, it was an outrageous effort.

“But, I think this result will turn these boys into men.”

Pinchbeck follow up Saturday’s game with Cheneckswith the return league meeting with Shepshed on Wednesday and the visit of Leicester Nirvana on Saturday week.

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