LOCAL FOOTBALL: Moulton march on as Whittlesey pay a penalty
It was yet another good day (March 12) for unbeaten Peterborough Premier Division leaders Moulton Harrox.
As they were extending their fantastic playing record to 19 wins and a draw from 20 games with a 3-1 success at Thorney, the team expected to challenge them most strongly for the title, Whittlesey Athletic, were losing 1-0 at home to Pinchbeck.
Moulton are now three points clear of second-placed Peterborough Sports Reserves who enjoyed a Friday night (March 11) 4-1 success at Deeping Rangers Reserves.
Joe Townsend (2) and Billy King scored the Moulton goals after Thorney had battled hard to be level at half-time.
Tony Edwards scored the only goal of the game for Pinchbeck from the penalty spot in the second-half after a foul on Nick Bishop.
Sports’ scorers were George Edwards, Dan Fountain, Damien Ramm and Ryan Wood. Sports host Whittlesey on Saturday (March 19) before entertaining Moulton in a re-arranged game at PSL the following Tuesday (March 22).
Pinchbeck are fourth and host fifth-placed Ketton next weekend.
There was a stormy game at Langtoft where the home side had Jake Duffy sent off and five other players cautioned by young referee Ryan Allison in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of AFC Stanground. Sam Cross, Martyn Fox and Daniel Stephens scored for the city side. Duffy had netted for Langtoft before his dismissal for collecting two yellow cards, the second for persistent fouling.
Crowland collected another creditable point from a 1-1 home draw with Stilton United. Connah Hunt scored for the home side with Richie Baines equalising for Stilton after the break.
Josh Ford scored twice as Holbeach Reserves eased to a 3-0 home success over Uppingham Town.
In Division One leaders Stamford Lions enjoyed a 7-1 romp at lowly ICA Sports Reserves. Rob Forster scored twice with Ryan Brown, Thomas Edwards, Sean O’Donnell, Danny Sheehan and Jake Walton also on target.
The Lions are five points clear of Wisbech Town Reserves with a game in hand. Wisbech pipped Netherton United Reserves 2-1 on Saturday.
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE
Crowland Town 1 (Hunt)
Stilton United 1 (R. Baines)
Deeping Rangers Res 1
Peterborough Sports Res 4 (Edwards, Fountain, Ramm, Wood)
Holbeach United Res 3 (Ford 2, Newcombe)
Uppingham Town 0
Langtoft United 1 (Duffy)
AFC Stanground 3 (Cross, Fox, D. Stephens)
Moulton Harrox 3 (Townsend 2, King)
Whittlesey Athletic 0
Pinchbeck United 1 (Edwards)
Postponed: Riverside v Netherton United, Sawtry v Leverington Sports