PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE: Eye up! Villagers go 26-goal crazy, city side hit top of Premier Division, champions beaten again, game abandoned after three minutes

Netherton hat-trick hero Roberto da Silva in action against Ketton. Photo: David Lowndes.
Netherton hat-trick hero Roberto da Silva in action against Ketton. Photo: David Lowndes.
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Eye United went goal crazy in the Northants Area Cup on Saturday (October 8).

The Peterborough League Division Three villagers crushed Banbury-based Charlton & District 26-0 in their first round tie at Lindisfarne Road. That’s almost a goal every three minutes!

Ketton FC before their 6-0 defeat at Netherton, (back, left to right) Andy Gray, Rob Ward, Connor Breakell, Johnny Holmes, Daniel Swan, Seb Hood, James Cracknell, Alex Sismore, Martin Trawford, (front) Luke Watson, Jonathan Lawrence, Calvin Whittle, Lewis Morley, Dom Jones.

Ketton FC before their 6-0 defeat at Netherton, (back, left to right) Andy Gray, Rob Ward, Connor Breakell, Johnny Holmes, Daniel Swan, Seb Hood, James Cracknell, Alex Sismore, Martin Trawford, (front) Luke Watson, Jonathan Lawrence, Calvin Whittle, Lewis Morley, Dom Jones.

Former Peterborough United youth team player Jacob Joyce led the scoring spree with eight goals with Nicky Law contributing seven goals. Sam Duffy (3), Ryan Levin (2), Sam Phillips (2), Michael Lyth (2) and Dan Gargan (2) completed the rout.

Parson Drove were the other huge county cup winners at the weekend as they thumped Leverington A 16-0 in the Cambs Lower Junior Cup. Anthony Horn and Ben Pearce grabbed hat-tricks in this game.

In the Peterborough League Premier Division Netherton have moved to the top of the table for the first time this season after crushing a Ketton side that started the day in fourth place, 6-0 at the Grange.

Roberto Da Silva claimed a hat-trick for the city side with Tom Randall (2) and Adam Scott also on target.

Netherton skipper Herbie Panting (red) battles for possession against Ketton. Photo: David Lowndes.

Netherton skipper Herbie Panting (red) battles for possession against Ketton. Photo: David Lowndes.

Netherton are a point clear of AFC Stanground Sports who made it eight wins in 11 matches with a 5-3 success at Holbeach United Reserves.

Dwayne Rankin, Chris Brown, Jay Mahoney, Dan Stephens and Luke McDowell scored for Stanground who now face a juicy home game against reigning champions Moulton Harrox in Yaxley this Saturday (October 15).

Moulton will be desperate for victory after losing back-to-back matches to ruin a nine-game unbeaten start to the season. Their latest reverse, 2-1 at local rivals Pinchbeck, will have hurt.

Tom Panton (2), who was part of Moulton’s title-winning team last season, scored twice for Pinchbeck with Corban Oldham replying for Moulton with a late penalty. Moulton have dropped to third.

Peterborough Sports Reserves, like Pinchbeck, are moving menacingly up the table. Sports were 5-2 winners over Uppingham on Saturday with Gary Gibbs scoring twice.

Zack Fisher scored twice for Sawtry in a 2-2 draw at Leverington and Tom Curtis and Liam Gallagher were the men on the mark in ICA Sports’ 2-0 win over Stilton United.

Crowland and Stamford Lions made progress in the LIncs Junior Cup. Crowland won 6-1 at Susie Star, while Robert Montgomery’s late goal saw Lions through aagainst Holton Le Clay.

The Baston v Langtoft match was abandoned after just three minutes when home player Jimmy Younghusband suffered a double leg break. He is now recovering at home after an operation yesterday.

Thorney and Wisbech Town Reserves both bowed out of the Cambs Challenge Cup.

RESULTS

October 8

CHROMASPORTS & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Premier Division

Holbeach United Res 3 (Gosling 2, Madriejewski) 3, AFC Stanground Sports 5 (Rankin, Brown, Mahoney, Stephens, McDowell)

Leverington Sports 2, Sawtry 2 (Fisher 2)

Netherton United 6 (Da Silva 3, Randall 2, Scott), Ketton 0

ICA Sports 2 (Curtis, Gallagher), Stilton United 0

Peterborough Sports Res 5 (G. Gibbs 2, Nyang, Oxenham, Merryweather), Uppingham Town 2 (White 2)

Pinchbeck United 2 (Panton 2), Moulton Harrox 1 (Oldham)

CAMBS CHALLENGE CUP

Bar Hill 3, Thorney 2 (Moore, Edwards)

Cambridge University Press 4, Wisbech Town Res 2 (Brand 2).

LINCS JUNIOR CUP

Baston v Langtoft United (match abandoned, injury).

Stamford Lions 1 (Montgomery), AFC Holton Le Clay 0.

Susie Star 1, Crowland Town 6.

Tetney Rovers 4, Sutton Bridge United 2.

NORTHANTS AREA CUP

Corby Ravens 1, Bretton North End 3 (Martin 2, Camara).

Eye United 26 (Joyce 8, Law 7, Duffy 3, Gargan 2, Phillips 2, Levin 2, Lyth 2), Charlton & District 0. Finedon Volta Res 1, Brotherhood Sports 10 (Klinkovics 5, Hopper 3, Uff).

Thorpe Wood Rangers 4, Stanwick Rovers 3

FC Peterborough Res 0, Peterborough NECI 5

Glinton & Northborough Res 3 (Pipe 2, Henson), Northampton Falcons United 2

Kings Cliffe Res 3 (Gow, Smith, Andrew), Corby United Res 2.