Rushden & Higham United 0 Peterborough Northern Star 4
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Star regained pole position in the division on goal difference with this emphatic Hayden Road success.
Stefan Morris missed an early opening for the Lankies but after that it was one way traffic towards the home goal.
A 31st minute Ryan Francis close range goal after Aaron Doughty parried from Mark Baines was all that split the teams at the interval.
Star went further in front three minutes into the second half through Karl Gibbs who charged down Doughty's attempted clearance to slot home.
A 65th minute Mark Baines shot, deflected into his own net by home defender Bill Gates and an Ian Edge strike from a Ronnie Fortune centre twelve minutes from time completed the scoring.
Lankies stand in keeper Doughty made a series of fine saves.
Rushden: Aaron Doughty, Lewis O'dell, Danny Webb, Ryan Kalla, Bill Gates, Tyler Merries, Gary Broadway (Craig Scriven), Josh Davis, Craig Harrower, Stefan Morris, Josh Hendrickson (Jordan Coughlin).
Star: Richard Roberts, Wayne Morris, Scott Woods (Nathan Horne), Tom Moran, Chris Plummer, Lee Blewett (Chris Garwell), Ali Nyang, Mark Baines, Ryan Francis, Karl Gibbs (Ian Edge), Ronnie Fortune.