PREVIEW: Double-chasing Peterborough Sports in semi-final action

Peterborough Sports striker Mark Jones (left, red) in action in the 3-0 win at Boston Town. Photo: David Dawson.

Peterborough Sports striker Mark Jones (left, red) in action in the 3-0 win at Boston Town. Photo: David Dawson.

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Peterborough Sports won four trophies in their ‘four-midable’ 2015-16 campaign. They continue the defence of the last of them tonight (March 28).

The city side are running away with the United Counties Premier Division and will start warm favourites to beat First Division Potton United at PSL (7.45pm).

Action from Peterborough Sports' 3-0 win at Boston Town. Photo: David Dawson.

Action from Peterborough Sports' 3-0 win at Boston Town. Photo: David Dawson.

Last season Sports won this competition as well as the Division One title, the UCL Cup and a county cup. Their promotion stopped them defending two of the trophies, while they suffered a shock early exit in the UCL Cup at another Division One side Wellingborough Whitworth.

That loss on penalties should ensure Sports’ focus is strong this evening against a Potton team currently seventh in Division One, as will the prospect of facing Deeping Rangers, the team currently second in the Premier Division, in the final.

Sports maintained their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier Division with a 3-0 win at Boston Town on Saturday (March 25).

Deeping take on Eastern Counties League Division One side Wisbech St Mary in the other Hinchingbrooke Cup semi-final on April 4.

Thirteenth-placed Wisbech St Mary have a league game at Needham Market Reserves tonight.

Tomorrow (March 29) Holbeach United can overtake local rivals Wisbech Town in the UCL Premier Division, but it won’t be easy as they have to beat FA Vase quarter finalists Newport Pagnell to rise up to seventh place.

FIXTURES

Tuesday, March 28

HINCHINGBROOKE CUP

Semi-final

Peterborough Sports v Potton United.

THURLOW NUNN EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE

Division One

Needham Market Reserves v Wisbech St Mary,

Wednesday, March 29

UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division

Holbeach United v Newport Pagnell.

Huntingdon Town v Desborough Town.