Whittlesey Athletic start their defence of the prestigious PFA Senior Cup with a second round tie at Uppingham on Saturday.
Whittlesey won the final at Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium in thrilling fashion last season, pipping Netherton after a penalty shoot out.
And the holders couldn’t approach the tie in much better form. They made it 10 Peterborough Premier Division wins in a row with a 3-1 success at Deeping Reserves last weekend with goals from Liam Harrold, Jake Pell and new signing Lewis Stone.
Midfielder Jon Kerrison has also moved to Whittlesey. He made his debut at Deeping.
Netherton are also in cup action, but they have a tough ask in the Northants Junior Cup at top United Counties Division One side Stewart & Lloyds.