ROUND-UP: Hot favourites have to fight hard to win a final place

Josh Moreman (red) scored twice for Peterborough Sports against Potton. Photo: David Dawson.

Josh Moreman (red) scored twice for Peterborough Sports against Potton. Photo: David Dawson.

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Hot favourites Peterborough Sports had to fight back twice from a goal behind to reach the Hinchingbrooke Cup Final at PSL last night (March 28).

The United Counties Premier champions-elect, who expect to pass a stadium inspection today (March 29) to confirm their promotion to step four football next season, were pushed hard by Potton before emerging 4-2 semi-final winners. Substitutes Josh Moreman (2) and Lewis Webb came off the bench to send Sports into a final against either Deeping Rangers or Wisbech St Mary.

Lewis Webb (blue) scored for Peterborough Sports against Potton.

Lewis Webb (blue) scored for Peterborough Sports against Potton.

It was a cracking contest in which Potton often made a mockery of their lowly status, but in the end Sports will defend their trophy in a May final. Deeping host the second semi-final on April 4.

The visitors scored early on last night, but Stuart Eason soom levelled with a near post header from a free kick.

Potton took the lead again just before the hour mark which did set some home alarm bells ringing, but again Spprts equalised quickly when Moreman touched home from close range after good work from Dan Lawlor, Avelino Vieira and Mark Jones.

Webb fired Sports in front from the edge of the area 15 minutes from time before Moreman sealed victory in added time, in front of a decent crowd of 136.

Tonight (March 30) Holbeach United host Newport Pagnell in a United Counties Premier Division match knowing a win would take them above local rivals Wisbech Town into seventh place.

Wisbech St Mary moved up to 12th in their first season at Eastern Counties Division One level with a 1-0 win at Needham Market Reserves.