LOCAL FOOTBALL: Jordan still searching for a win as boss as Chatteris Town exit Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup

Chatteris Town manager, Lea Jordan. Photo: Chatteris Town FC

Chatteris Town manager, Lea Jordan. Photo: Chatteris Town FC - Credit: Archant

Lea Jordan’s baptism of fire as Chatteris Town boss continued last weekend.

The Lilies were knocked out of the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup courtesy of a stunning late winner from Thorney’s Adam Scott at West Street.

Ben Amery had given the hosts a half-time lead after he converted a Josh Brittin pass, but the PDFL Premier Division visitors levelled in the second period after Leon Gellizeau tapped home.

The tie looked destined to end all-square but Thorney’s top-scorer Scott unleashed a rocket of a free kick from 35 yards to upset the odds and dump Chatteris out of the competition they won in the 2015/16 season.

Jordan, who is still without a win as Chatteris boss, said: “We lost by making bad decisions.

“We played so well and controlled the game. We wanted it and we worked hard by taking charge.

“But they got a free-kick 35 yards out and the rest is history. It was a great goal by all means but they didn’t deserve to win the game.

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“It’s positive that we played so much better but we let ourselves down with a mistake to give them the win.”

Chatteris return to Kershaw Premier Division action this weekend and will look to snap a run of five games without a win.

Their poor form has seen them sink to third-from-bottom in the standings, but Jordan insists they can cause an upset and get a result from their trip to Great Shelford, who have lost just once this term.

“It’s a tough game to go into after Saturday,” Jordan admitted.

“We need to be focused on the task ahead and not worry about other teams. We know what we have to do and we will go again and push for that win no matter who is in front of us.”