NON-LEAGUE: Goal-crazy FA Cup stars in league derby action

Josh Moreman heads Peterborough Sports' first goal against Gorleston. Photo: David Lowndes.
Josh Moreman heads Peterborough Sports' first goal against Gorleston. Photo: David Lowndes.

Free-scoring FA Cup stars Peterborough Sports and Yaxley will try and carry that form into their opening games in the United Counties Premier Division tonight (August 9)>

But they both face tough local derbies against teams who also made it through the FA Cup extra preliminary round at the weekend in comfortable fashion.

Star striker Avelino Vieira scores for Peterborough Sports against Gorleston. Photo: David Lowndes.

Star striker Avelino Vieira scores for Peterborough Sports against Gorleston. Photo: David Lowndes.

Sports, who thumped Gorleston 8-0 on Saturday, are at Wisbech Town - they also play each other in the next round of the FA Cup - while Yaxley, 12-0 victors over Huntingdon three days ago, host fellow title fancies Holbeach United at In2itive Park.

Sports, after their runaway charge to the Division One title, carry the burden of being Premier Division title favourites thanks to some impressive close-season recruitment.

Bourne host Whittlesey Athletic in Division One tonight. Bourne have yet to win this season, but Whitlesey won their first-ever game at this level last weekend.

March Town United are in Thurlow Nunn Eastern League Division One action at home to Haverhill tonight and there are four Peterborough Premier Division matches tonight including a game for reigning champions Moulton Harrox at Thorney.

FIXTURES

Tuesday, August 9

(7.45pm kick offs)

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Wisbech Town v Peterborough Sports, Yaxley v Holbeach United.

Division One: Bourne Town v Whittlesey Athletic.

THURLOW NUNN EASTERN LEAGUE

Division One: March Town United v Haverhill Borough.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division: Holbeach Res v Pinchbeck, Ketton v Uppingham Town, ICA Sports v Sawtry, Thorney v Moulton Harrox,

Division One: Long Sutton Athletic v Sutton Bridge United, Whittlesey Athletic Res v Warboys Town, Wittering v Stamford Belvedere, Riverside v Glinton & Northborough.

Wednesday, August 10

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Peterborough Northern Star v Huntingdon, Sleaford Town v Deeping Rangers.

Division One: Blackstones v Melton Town.

THURLOW NUNN EASTERN LEAGUE

Division One: Wisbech St Mary v Dereham Town Res.

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division: Deeping Rangers Res v Crowland Town, Peterborough Sports Res v Netherton United, Stamford Lions v Langtoft United, Wisbech Town Res v Leverington Sports.

Division One: Kings Cliffe v Oundle Town, Peterborough Polonia FC v Netherton United Reserves.