Holders breeze through, Peterborough Sports push league headers hard again, Bretton North End pull off big shock
Holders Netherton United breezed into the second round of the Peterborough Senior Cup with a 3-0 success over Tydd at the Grange.
First-half goals from Mark Baines, Kenny Wheatland and debutant Antonio Dello Russo secured a comfortable win for a team who won four trophies last season.
Netherton beat current Peterborough Premier Division leaders Moulton Harrox in the final of a competition known as the PFA Senior Cup last season and the runners-up are also through despite being pushed hard for the second week in a row by the Peterborough Sports Development team.
Sports fought back four times - twice in extra time - to force a 4-4 draw before losing a penalty shoot out 3-1 at Broad Lane. Joe Townsend scored twice for Harrox with Henry Nkobi doing likewise for the city side.
Fancied teams Stamford Lions, Whittlesey Athletic and Thorney also eased through with away wins at ICA Sports, Sutton Bridge United and Oakham United respectively. Tom Edwards and Tom Cardall both scored twice in Lion’s 5-1 win, while Jack Carter (2) and Dan Readhead scored for Whittlesey in a 3-1 success. Sam Donohoe (2) and Tom Hutton were the men on target as Thorney fought back from a half-time deficit to win 3-1.
A single Callum Simmonds goal was enough for Holbeach United Reserves at Langtoft United and Ketton avenged a recent Premier Division defeat by beating Long Sutton Athletic 3-1.
In Peterborough Division One there was a shock at the Grange as Bretton North End beat Parson Drove 3-2. Drove had won their previous nine league games to open up a nine-point lead at the top, but goals from Sam Moakes (2) and Edvinas Puzara secured victory for Bretton.
Moulton Harrox Reserves and Oakham Reserves both conceded games at this level after failing to raise a side. Harrox are the reigning champions.
Saturday, September 22
PETERBOROUGH SENIOR CUP
First round: ICA Sports 1 (Chipunza), Stamford Lions 5 (Edwards 2, Cardall 2, McRoyall); Ketton 3 (Gray, Rawlinson, Smitheringale), Long Sutton Athletic 1; Langtoft Utd 0, Holbeach United Res 1 Simmonds); Moulton Harrox 4 (Townsend 2, Parry, Kisla), Peterborough Sports Development 4 (Nkobi 2, Trabelsi, Gray) (Moulton won 3-1 on penalties); Netherton United 3 (M. Baines, Wheatland, Dello Russo), Tydd 0; Oakham United 1 (Bates), Thorney 3 (Donohoe 2, Hutton); Sutton Bridge United 1 (Wayman), Whittlesey Athletic 3 (Carter 2, Redhead).