Ketton’s vengeance mission proved successful as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the Peterborough Elder Cup with a 3-1 home success over Long Sutton on Saturday.
The Pit Lane side’s management team of Ian Abbott and Chris Lyon had been left annoyed by a 3-2 house Premier Department loss against the Magpies at the start of the month.But their charges reacted in design on Saturday with a determined display to seal cup development thanks to objectives from Keith Gray, Greg Rawlinson and Jacob Smitheringale.Lyon excited:”All in all
it was a decent performance and we owed Long Sutton that after the defeat in the league. “We’re delighted that we’re now through to the next
round of the Peterborough Senior Citizen Cup and we absolutely deserved it.”I was particularly pleased with the character we revealed when Long Sutton scored their objective to make it 2-1. The players kept their heads and concentration levels high. “Ketton had the ability to field a strong team for the preliminary clash with Jamar Dobson and Alex Collyer their only absentees.A bright start saw them take the lead after 11 minutes when Gray headed home following a corner from Dan
Symanski.The lead was doubled after 34 minutes when an excellent through ball from Dom Jones was satisfied by a fine surface from Rawlinson into the bottom corner.Sutton decreased the defaults after the break, but Ketton wrapped up the win late on with 17-year-old debutant Frankie Philpot, on as a replacement, supplying
the assist for Smitheringale to score from close range.The Magpies had a further opportunity when they were granted a controversial charge, but house goalkeeper Kian Pearce made an incredibly conserve to seal his side’s success.Lyon added:”
We had a strong side out with Keith Gray at 39-years-old stepping in and video game, however our guy of the match was Dan Symanski with another fine performance from midfield.” Their penalty was dubious, but Kian made a good conserve to make sure the rating was what it deserved to be and not better.”Ketton are in action on Tuesday night when they travel to United Counties League Department One
side Aylestone Park in the Leicestershire Elder Cup.They then have a tough away match at Whittlesey in the Peterborough League Premier Division on Saturday.