Saints’ unbeaten run ended

Whitwell condemn St Peter’s to first defeat

HSCL Division One

Whitwell AFC 3

St Peter’s 2

ST PETER’S’ unbeaten run came to an at Whitwell AFC on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat.

St Peter’s took the lead on the half hour when an excellent pass from Jamie Rayner found Jack Rees and he cross form Brinsley Bailey to net his fifth goal of the campaign.

Bailey thought he’d netted a second shortly after but was adjudged offside by the officials.

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The Saints’ half time lead was wiped out immediately as Whitwell scored straight from the restart.

Both sides had chances before Rayner restored Saints’ lead from the penalty spot.

The lead didn’t last long though as Whitwell equalised with a cracking shot past ‘keeper Billy Barnes and the home side snatched all three points with a controversial late goal.

Goalkeeper Barnes thought he’d clawed out a goalbound effort only for the officials to rule that it had crossed the line.

St Peter’s take on 8 Bells St Peter’s at Lemsford on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

St Peter’s: Barnes; Cox, Gauthier (Mardle), Wiltshire; Rayner, Jordan, Beswick, Frost; Rees, Savory (Moss), Bailey. Sub not used: C Eames.