Harrold happy that Heron and Moat are staying put

Action from Ketton v Netherton which finished 2-2.

Action from Ketton v Netherton which finished 2-2.

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New Whittlesey Athletic manager Liam Harrold is delighted to have kept last season’s PFA Senior Cup winning squad together.

Interest was shown by clubs at a higher level in goalkeeper Lewis Moat and striker Matt Heron, but both will be in the Whittlesey squad contesting the Jack Hogg Charity Shield game against Moulton Harrox at Chestnut Avenue tomorrow night (August 7).

And they will be in the line-up when Thorney provide the first Premier Division league opposition the following Tuesday (August 11).

“I’m making no predictions about where we will finish, but I am delighted that we have kept last season’s squad together,” Harrold said.

“There was interest in ‘Moaty’ and Matt, but they are both committed to us which is great as they are two top players.I know everyone makes us favourites to win the league, but there are some other strong teams who will fancy their chances.

“Pinchbeck have signed some UCL players, ICA Sports have made some good signings and Netherton are always strong. I also fancy Peterborough Sports Reserves to go well. Their first team have signed so many top players, the reserves are bound to benefit.

“We will field our strongest team against Moulton Harrox, but the Thorney game is the big one for us. We will already be a game behind everyone else by then, and two behind Netherton.”

There is a full programme of Peterborough Premier and Division One matches on Saturday.