United miss out at the whistle

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A GOAL with the final kick of the match denied the Motormen a share of the points in their away game against Peterborough Northern Star.

Despite going into an early lead thanks to Jon Crockett’s strike after 15 minutes, United were unable to stop a late comeback from Star.

In a match which see-sawed from end to end, the Motormen were left to rue a series of mistakes and a tendency to give the ball away far too cheaply at times.

An under-strength United side squandered their early lead when Jon Stead scored a controversial penalty goal with only five minutes of the first half remaining after a disputed hand-ball decision.

Minutes into the second-half Ben Foster restored the lead for the Motormen with a headed goal.

But their joy was short-lived as Ali Nyang scored another equaliser for Star in the 65th minute.

But the home side refused to give up the battle and Karl Gibbs netted a late winner to snatch all the points from United’s grasp.

The Motormen were keen to put this latest disappointing result behind them as they faced their rivals Long Buckby in a derby clash at Station Road on Tuesday evening.

Foster said: “At the end of the day it’s a derby game. We want to get back on winning tracks.”