Last minute heartbreak for Town

Nathan Collins.
Nathan Collins.

Nathan Collins’ side suffered a late ‘body blow’ at Peterborough Northern Star, going down to an injury time winner for the hosts.

The luck was not with the Poachers in Saturday’s defeat, with PNS also netting a hotly-disputed penalty in the 3-2 win.

Manager Nathan Collins said his first few games were always going to be experimental as he assessed the squad and made new additions, but admits Saturday’s heartbreak was hard to take.

He told The Standard: “The results haven’t been the priority – you have got to take a look at everybody – but when you get yourself into a position like that and play so well it’s a body blow.

“There’s definitely something in the squad. The lads that are coming in are improving the squad and those that were here are buying into what we want.

“Anybody at that game knows we should’ve won. We didn’t take our chances and a couple of things went against us but we were the better team.”

Collins says his experimenting will end after tonight’s (Tuesday’s) game at Wisbech, when he hopes to have his final 18-man squad in place for the rest of the season.

Town demonstrated their spirit on Saturday after twice trailing – with Nick Brown and an own goal reducing the arrears for the Poachers.

Brown, Jordan Nuttell and debutant Liam Tunstall all came close to a winner but it was Northern Star’s Billy Smith who had the final say, netting deep into injury time.

Town: Drury, Lambley, Jackson, Wilson, Smith, Iley, Brown, Goodhand, Nuttell, Borbely, Pinner