Irchester United 0 Peterborough Northern Star 5
Saturday, 01 March 2008
Star won at Alfred Street for a fifth successive season as the Romans failed to build on their midweek success at Buckingham.
Debutant Ryan Francis was quick to make an impact following his move from St Neots. He opened the scoring after seven minutes to round off a flowing move and doubled Star's lead six minutes later with a shot from outside the box.
Top scorer Karl Gibbs added a third after 21 minutes, heading home at the far post, and when Ali Nyang joined the scoring spree ten minutes before the break Star had the points in the bag.
Gibbs completed the scoring two minutes into the second half, firing home from fully 25 yards.
Irchester: Andy Flatres, Dan Richardson (Wayne Johnson), Dave Maguire, Neil Garrett, Gary Cotter, Jason Vaughan, Craig Sturgess, Michael Betts (Andy Pixton), Ben Hyams, Gary Marks, Chris Gell.
Star: Marcin Lubniewski, Eddie Patten, Wayne Morris, Paul Hill (John Patten), Chris Plummer, Alan Haine, Darren Bradley (Phil Anderson), Ali Nyang, Karl Gibbs, Ryan Francis (Ronnie Fortune), Adam Scotcher.