Peterborough League: Holders have a tough tie

ICA team (back)  Tash Applegate, Ton Curtis, Ash jackson,  Nathan Glover, Jake Wilson, Lewis Glover, Joe Bates, Steve Slack, Hamish Curtis, Ben MooreAngus Hepburn. (front) Callum Best, Michael Fox, Simon Farrow, Liam Gallagher, Stuart Afford, Dean Carr, Nathan Fryer and Jake Woller EMN-141220-174211009

ICA team (back) Tash Applegate, Ton Curtis, Ash jackson, Nathan Glover, Jake Wilson, Lewis Glover, Joe Bates, Steve Slack, Hamish Curtis, Ben MooreAngus Hepburn. (front) Callum Best, Michael Fox, Simon Farrow, Liam Gallagher, Stuart Afford, Dean Carr, Nathan Fryer and Jake Woller EMN-141220-174211009

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Stanground Sports boss Kenny Venters has the toughest job in the Peterborough League this weekend.

The local legend is the manager of Stanground Sports and on Saturday (3 January) his city aces host Bretton North End, the only team in six divisions with a 100 per cent winning record (Stanground college, 2pm kick-off).

But Venters is not concerned about that. He has recent experience of toppling the boys from Bretton from their promotion battles in Division Five last season when Stanground played under the Powerleague banner.

“We lost to them 5-4 and beat them 4-0 last season,” Venters stated. “We had a good tussle with with them for the Division Five title last season. They went up as champions, we were runners-up and we will both go close to top spot again this season.Division Four is not much different to Division Five in terms of standard. In fact at the start of the season I said the six or seven teams that went up lastseason would dominate Division Four and so it’s proved.”

Bretton made it 10 wins from 10 games with a 9-1 thrashing of Huntingdon Rovers last weekend.

Robbie Osker (4) and Rhys Howden (3) led the Bretton goal spree.

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There are some cracking PFA Senior Cup ties this Saturday (January 3, 1.30pm kick-offs).

Holders ICA Sports have a tough tie against Stilton at Ringwood. The teams are currently fifth and fourth in the Premier Division.

Premier Division leaders Coates are at Moulton Harrox and another all-top flight tie sees Netherton host Langtoft at the Grange.

Some of Netherton’s top players had a run-out for the club’s A team in Division Two last weekend. Ben Cullen, Harry Fitzjohn, first-team boss Jon Harrison and Fraser Sturgess all scored in a 4-0 win over Stamford Bels.

Oakham will return to th e top of the Premier Division with a big win at Sawtry this Saturday (2pm).

Netherton play at Parkway in a big Peterborough Sunday Morning League match this weekend.