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Bishop’s Stortford 0-2 Peterborough Sports

Bishop’s Stortford 0-2 Peterborough Sports

26/12/23

Vanarama National League North

Hamish Arnold

Peterborough Sports climbed two places while Bishop’s Stortford stayed bottom of the Vanarama National League North table on Boxing Day, as the RDA Stadium visitors won 0-2. The Turbines have won five of their last six away games, while the hosts failed to build on their first away league win of the season on Saturday. The reverse fixture takes place on Saturday.

Hayden Cann volleyed wide in space at the back post from a deep free kick from the right side for the Turbines. Mbunya Alemanji and Osman Sow combined to tee up Riccardo Di Trolio for a cross, but it was blocked for a corner, from which Ryan Charles fired wide on his weaker foot. Ben Fowkes fired well over the bar from Michael Gash’s pass, before Pete Crook initially fumbled the ball from a corner, but grabbed it at the second attempt before Harry Beadle could apply the finishing touch. Di Trolio’s challenge on the halfway line  won the ball back, and it landed at Sow’s feet, his through ball to Alemanji was overhit and Crook claimed the ball. The best chance of the half for Stortford fell to Sow, from Darren Foxley’s low cross, he forced a low save from Crook and Alemanji couldn’t convert the rebound.

HT 0-0

Beadle and Amadou Kassarate both saw shots blocked to win a corner from Foxley’s free kick, but the Turbines clear the danger, before Jack Giddens made a superb low save to deny Ben Fowkes who was unopposed at the back post to meet Dion Sembie-Ferris’ low cross from the right. The Blues made a double change before a deep free kick, which was headed across goal by Mark Jones, and Matthew Tottle found the bottom right corner with a half volley on the outside of his right foot. Giddens got down well to deny Jones from Sembie-Ferris’ flick on, before Foxley volleyed wide from a Kane Crichlow free kick which was cleared to the edge of the box. Di Trolio’s attempted through ball to Charles was intercepted by Tootle, who passed forwards to Sembie-Ferris in space on the Peterborough Sports right hand side, from the goal-line he chipped the ball across for substitute Jordan Nicholson to head home.

FT 0-2

TEAMS

Bishop’s Stortford XI

1 Jack Giddens (c)

2 Jack Thomas (Alexander 58’)

3 Riccardo Di Trolio

4 Amadou Kassarate

6 Harry Beadle

9 Mbunya Alemanji (Walker 58’)

10 Darren Foxley (Yellow card 76’)

11 Tosin Olufemi

12 Emmanuel Oke

14 Osman Sow (Crichlow 58’)

15 Ryan Charles

Subs

8 Kane Crichlow

16 Zain Walker

17 Aaron Greene

18 Asher Falase

20 Fraser Alexander

Peterborough Sports XI

1 Pete Crook

2 Matthew Tootle (Goal 59’) (Yellow card 69’) (Nicholson 77’)

3 Hayden Cann

6 Dan Lawlor

7 Ben Fowkes (Meyer 77’)

8 Josh McCammon

9 Mark Jones (c)

14 Hugh Albon-Jones

18 Ashton Fox (Yellow card 85’)

21 Dion Sembie-Ferris (Felix 88’)

23 Michael Gash

Subs

11 Jordan Nicholson (Goal 86’)

17 Sidney Pereira

19 Cuba Meyer

20 Harrison Nee

22 Kaine Felix

Attendance 642