St Peter's slip up

PUBLISHED: 09:40 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:53 06 May 2010

HSCL Division One Bedmond S&S 2 St Peter s 1 ST PETER S conceded two first half goals as they slipped to their sixth league defeat of the season at Bedmond S&S. Despite the recent poor weather the pitch was in good shape allowing both sides to play good f

HSCL Division One

Bedmond S&S 2 St Peter's 1

ST PETER'S conceded two first half goals as they slipped to their sixth league defeat of the season at Bedmond S&S.

Despite the recent poor weather the pitch was in good shape allowing both sides to play good football.

The hosts broke the deadlock on 10 minutes when Saints goalkeeper Billy Barnes was penalised for hauling down an opposition player with Bedmond converting the spot kick.

The Saints missed out on a possible equaliser when Gary Stuart-Neal headed wide.

This miss was to prove costly as the Saints failed to close down a Bedmond attacker and he doubled the home side's advantage.

The end-to-end action continued after the interval keeping both 'keepers busy with both sides ruing erratic finishing.

Richard Ellis hit the bar and Danny Blyth hit an upright with the follow up as the Saints looked for a way back into the game.

Bedmond could have added a third but their striker inexplicably missed with the goal gaping and the Saints ensured Bedmond would endure a nervous last 10 minutes when Ellis fired into the top corner to cut the deficit.

In a frantic finish the Saints forced a number of corners but were unable to find a second goal.

This weekend the Saints travel to Buntingford Town (KO 2.30pm).

St Peter's: Barnes; Mardle, T Gauthier, Hatchett, Wiltshire; Eames, Stuart-Neal, Jones (M Gauthier), Blyth; Lee (Laffoley), Ellis. Sub not used: Stevens.

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