Peterborough Northern Star 1 Rushden & Higham United 0
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Star completed a double over the Lankies as they strengthened their challenge for the Division One runners up medals.
Karl Gibbs was closest to a first half goal for Star, hitting the post early on.
A 56th minute goal from in form marksman Ryan Francis was enough to give Star victory, the former St Neots man heading in an Eddie Patten centre.
Late on Tom Woods handled an Adam Scotcher effort on the line and was sent off, but Michael Freeman saved Gibbs' spot kick.
Star: Marcin Lubniewski, Phil Anderson (Eddie Patten), Nathan Horne, Paul Hill, Chris Plummer, Ronnie Fortune, Wayne Morris, Ali Nyang (Dave Kilby), Karl Gibbs, Ryan Francis, Adam Scotcher.
Rushden & Higham: Michael Freeman, Ben Lord (Billy Reece), Tom Woods, Wayne Abbott, James Freeman, Danny Bird, Dave Townsend, Craig Harrower, Dave Kew (Gary Broadway), Curtis Long (Stefan Morris), Craig Scriven.