LOCAL FOOTBALL:

Langtoft United reached the PFA Senior Cup Final for the first time in dramatic fashion on Saturday (March 26).

Monday, 28th March 2016, 11:26 am
Updated Friday, 1st April 2016, 10:57 pm
Action from Langtoft United's PFA Cup semi-final win over Stamford Lions. Langtoft are in red. Photo: David Lowndes.

The villagers from the Peterborough Premier Division pipped Division One title favourites Stamford Lions at windswept Manor Way with a last-gasp goal from supersub Jamie Warner.

Warner netted following a 90th-minute long throw to book a date at Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium against holders Whittlesey Athletic. It was heart-breaking for Lions who have also yet to appear in the prestigious final.

Whittlesey’s semi-final against ICA Sports was also hampered by strong winds before the favourites emerged 2-0 winners with second-half strikes from Sam Donohoe and Liam Harrold.

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Action from Langtoft United (red) against Stamford Lions in the PFA cup semi-final. Photo: David Lowndes.

The final is scheduled for early in May. Whittlesey now have four teams through to end-of-season cup finals.

Meanwhile Moulton Harrox carried on their merry way to the Premier Division title. They extended their lead at the top to 12 points after securing win number 22 of the season at the expense of Uppingham.

Billy King (2), top scorer Ollie Maltby (2), Phil Groves, Ben Allen and Joe Townsend scored the goals for the unbeaten leaders.

Peterborough Sports Reserves took advantage of Whittlesey’s cup commitments to move into second place with a 3-1 win at Holbeach United Reserves. Gary Gibbs, Dan Fountain and Jake Sansby scored the Sports’ goals.

Langtoft United (red) during their PFA Cup semi-final win over Stamford Lions. Photo: Tim Wilson.

Tom Randall has found some sizzling form for Netherton United. He made it three top-flight hat-tricks in successive games in a 5-0 beating of Stilton United at the Grange. Fleet-footed Randall also bagged trebles against Holbeach and ICA Sports.

Adam Scott and Ash Jackson also scored against Stilton.

Pinchbeck United remain three points ahead of Netherton in fourth place following their 7-0 rout of Sawtry. Player-boss Ian Dunn (2), Tom Sargeant (2), Tony Edwards, Liam Ogden and Nick Bishop were their scorers.

Biggest winners of the day were Stanground AFC who samshed bottom club Riverside 11-0 in a non-competitive city derby. Josh Staggs claimed a hat-trick with Shane Cooke (2), Josh Rosser (2), Martyn Fox, Jack Dean, Trey West and Sam Cross also on target.

Action from Langtoft United (red) against Stamford Lions in the PFA cup semi-final. Photo: David Lowndes.

Veterans Teddy Paling and Graham Morris scored two apiece as Crowland won 4-1 at Leverington Sports, while Dan Ireland (2), Perry Rix and Jamie Sharpe scored the goals for Deeping Rangers Reserves in a 4-2 win at Thorney.

RESUTS


Saturday, March 26

PFA SENIOR CUP
(Semi-finals)

Langtoft United (red) during their PFA Cup semi-final win over Stamford Lions. Photo: Tim Wilson.

Langtoft United 1 (Warner)

Stamford Lions 0

Whittlesey Athletic 2 (Harrold, Donohoe)

ICA Sports 0

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division

Holbeach United Res 1

Peterborough Sports Res (G. Gibbs, Fountain, Sansby)

Leverington Sports 1

Crowland Town 4 (Paling 2, Morris 2)

Moulton Harrox 7 (King 2, Maltby 2, Groves, Allen, Townsend)

Uppingham Town 0

Netherton United 5 (Randall 3, Scott, Jackson)

Stilton United 0

Pinchbeck United 7 (Dunn 2, Sargeant 2, Edwards, Ogden, Bishop)

Sawtry 0

Riverside 0

AFC Stanground 11 (Staggs 3, Cooke 2, Rosser 2, Cross, Fox, West, Dean)

Thorney 2

Deeping Rangers Res 4 (Ireland 2, Sharpe, Rix).