FOOTBALL: Can Pinchbeck spoil Moulton’s party again?

Moulton Harrox celebrate their Premier Division title win.

Moulton Harrox celebrate their Premier Division title win.

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Moulton Harrox are hoping to complete a league and cup double tonight (May 13), but Pinchbeck are out to spoil the party again.

The local rivals meet at Stamford AFC’s Zeeco Stadium (7.30pm kick-off) in the ChromaSport & Trophies President Premier Shield final.

Moulton’s first defeat of the Peterborough & District League Premier Division campaign came last month at Pinchbeck to briefly delay their title celebrations.

Harrox boss Dave Panton said: “We’re looking forward to the cup final. We beat each other at home in the league but we’re playing at a neutral venue on Friday so it’s all set up for a cracking night.

“We know each other well and it should be a good game. We trained on Tuesday night so I know my starting line-up and who will be on the bench.

“We had a look at the squad at home to Whittlesey Athletic a couple of weeks ago when we rested five players.

“We got back to business on Saturday against ICA Sports for a very convincing 4-0 win.

“We didn’t want to go into the cup final with a loss or a draw – especially as we also had the trophy presentation.

“The game was won after an hour then we took our foot off the gas.”

ROAD TO THE FINAL

FIRST ROUND

Byes

SECOND ROUND

Sawtry 1 Moulton Harrox 4 (Allen, Bradbury, King, Abell)

Pinchbeck 8 Riverside 1 (Edwards 5, Oldham, Wright, Jucikas)

QUARTER-FINALS

Moulton Harrox 3 Uppingham 0 (Allen, King, Maltby)

Pinchbeck 5 Thorney 2 (Dunn, Lambley, A Murrell, B Murrell, Wright)

SEMI-FINALS

Moulton Harrox 3 Netherton 0 (Maltby, Townsend, Allen)

AFC Stanground 0 Pinchbeck 4 (Dunn, Edwards, A Murrell, B Murrell).