ROUND-UP: Posh return for Hamish, Maltby the machine settles heavyweight clash, Randall’s romp, Luke having a ball for in-form Lions

Action from ICA Sports (blue) 2-1 PFA Senior Cup semi-final win over Warboys at Ringwood. Photo: David Lowndes.
Action from ICA Sports (blue) 2-1 PFA Senior Cup semi-final win over Warboys at Ringwood. Photo: David Lowndes.

Peterborough Premier Division rivals ICA Sports and Pinchbeck United will contest the PFA Senior Cup Final at the ABAX Stadium next month.

Both won their semi-finals 2-1 on Saturday (March 25). ICA pipped Division One promotion-chasers Warboys at Ringwood, while Pinchbeck came out on top against Peterborough Sports Reserves in a clash of the top-flight heavyweights at Knight Street.

Action from the big cup tie between ICA Sports and Warboys Town. Photo: David Lowndes.

Action from the big cup tie between ICA Sports and Warboys Town. Photo: David Lowndes.

The final will be a special moment for ICA manager Hamish Curtis who was on the books of Peterborough United as a youngster and made one appearance for the club in a Rumbelows Cup quarter-final replay at Middlesbrough in 1992.

Second-half goals from Harley Williams and Josh Smith either side of an Arry Scarborough strike secured ICA’s win, but they will start the final as underdogs against title-chasing Pinchbeck.

Inevitably Pinchbeck goal-machine Ollie Maltby proved the difference in a scrappy game against Sport Reserves. He scored twice before Gary Gibbs grabbed a late consolation for the city side.

Pinchbeck failed in a cheeky attempt to sign Netherton United’s fleet-footed hotshot Tom Randall last week.

Warboys (red) on the attack against ICA Sports. Photo: David Lowndes.

Warboys (red) on the attack against ICA Sports. Photo: David Lowndes.

Randall is the second highest scorer among Premier Division clubs with 34 goals (Maltby has an astonishing 54). He struck a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Leverington at the Grange which helped keep the city side in fourth place. Moulton Harrox remain third after a cosy 5-1 win at Silton with Joe Townsend scoring twice.

The brilliant for of Stamford Lions continued with a 10-2 thrashing of AFC Stanground Sports.

That’s 10 top-flight wins in a row for Lions. Luke Ball and Rob Forster both claimed hat-tricks in what was the start of a memorable weekend for the former.

Ball, who has scored nine goals in his last four Lions’ appearances, netted five times for Bretton North End Reserves in a Peterborough Sunday Morning League match the following day.

Hamish Curtis (left) in action for Posh at Middlesbrough in 1992.

Hamish Curtis (left) in action for Posh at Middlesbrough in 1992.

Josh Ford scored twice for Holbeach Reserves in a 6-1 win over Langtoft United, while Wisbech Town Reserves beat Thorney 3-1 with all their goals arriving before the break.

Sawtry and Ketton played out an eight-goal thriller with the home side winning 5-3.

RESULTS

Saturday, March 25

Luke Ball is in great form for Stamford Lions.

Luke Ball is in great form for Stamford Lions.

PFA SENIOR CUP

(Semi-finals)

ICA Sports 2 (Williams, Smith), Warboys Town 1 (Scarborough).

Pinchbeck United 2 (Maltby 2), Peterborough Sports Reserves 1 (G. Gibbs).

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division

AFC Stanground Sports 2 (Dean 2), Stamford Lions 10 (Ball 3, Forster 3, Montgomery, Easson, Speck, Nairn)

Holbeach United Res 6 (Ford 2, Allen, Smith, Powley, og), Langtoft United 1 (Spearink)

Netherton United 5 (Randall 3, Taylor, Akbar), Leverington Sports 1 (Palmer)

Sawtry 5, Ketton 3

Stilton United 1, Moulton Harrox 5 (Townsend 2, Parry, Law, Cawthorne)

Wisbech Town Res 3 (Hamilton, McKenna, Hardwick), Thorney 1 (Donohoe).