Peterborough Northern Star 1 Northampton ON Chenecks 0
Saturday, 01 May 2010
Star clinched the runners up medals with this narrow win over in form Chenecks.
The home side had the first couple of chances with Josh Moreman shooting into the side netting and Ryan Francis firing straight at keeper Ben Garratt when well placed.
Retuning Star goalkeeper Marcin Lubniewski went full length to turn away a Harry Barnes shot after Lee Bradley teed him up, and then Lubniewski spread himself well to block a Bradley effort after the striker met Steve Blackwood's cross at the far post.
The breakthrough came after 24 minutes Ali Nyang releasing Moreman who cleverly lifted the ball over the advancing keeper.
There was a scare for Star late in the half as Jamie Wright's free kick clipped the far post, while Nyang was off target with a header as the interval approached.
Paul Hill thumped a header against the bar at the start of the second period, while another set piece saw Star boss Chris Plummer head over from a Karl Gibbs header back across goal.
Chenecks pushed forward towards the end and Moreman was twice thwarted by Garratt after speedy counter attacks.
Star: Marcin Lubniewski, Tom Moran, Eddie Patten, Paul Hill, Chris Plummer, Lee Blewett, Ali Nyang, Mark Baines, Josh Moreman, Ryan Francis (Karl Gibbs), Chris Garwell (Ian Edge).
Chenecks: Ben Garratt, Leigh Burdett (Justin McKenzie), Steve Allen, Joe Evans, Nathan Cook, Jason Gray, Steve Blackwood (Dan Clarke), Scott Chilton (Ashley Clamp), Harry Barnes, Lee Bradley, Jamie Wright.