FOOTBALL: Magnificent seven wins for Moulton, Netherton net 10 goals

Whittlesey Athletic's Matt Heron (white short) is now the leading scorer in the Peterborough Premier Division.
Whittlesey Athletic's Matt Heron (white short) is now the leading scorer in the Peterborough Premier Division.
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Moulton Harrox have taken over at the top of the Peterborough Premier Division after extending their perfect record to seven wins on Saturday (September 26).

Harrox saw off the challenge of basement boys AFC Stanground 5-1 to move two points clear of previous leaders Peterborough Sports Reserves who were held 2-2 at home by Holbeach United Reserves.

Adam Abell, Benjamin Allen, Ian Bradbury, Billy King and Martin Sandall scored the Harrox goals. Danny Steward scored both Sports’ goals against third-placed Holbeach.

Thorney are fourth after bouncing back after suffering their first defeat of the season the previous weekend, but they were made to work hard by struggling Crowland, eventually emerging victorious 5-4.

Substitute Ashleigh Baldwin was the Thorney star with two goals, Crowland sub Darren Paling also netted twice.

Langoft are enjoying a fine season under the management of new boss Ryan Hunnings. They made it five wins on the spin with a 2-1 success at Uppingham.

Top scorer Joe Dobson scored both Langtoft goals. He now has seven top-flight goals, but that’s five fewer than the Premier Division’s leading marksman Matt Heron.

He was on target twice for Whittlesey Athletic as the pre-season title favourites continued their menacing march up the table with a comfortable 3-0 win at ICA Sports. The city side had Daniel Stephens sent off by young referee Tom Beeton.

Liam Harrold scored the other Whittlesey goal with a sublime finish.

Riverside Rovers followed up last weekend’s first win of the season with a 2-2 draw against Sawtry, a point that moved them up to third from bottom. Geres Gil Matos and Tom Lancaster were on target for Riverside.

Leverington and Deeping Sports shared four goals and Pinchbeck eased to a 2-0 win over managerless Ketton thanks to goals from Tony Edwards - his ninth of the season - and Corban Oldham. Pinchbeck have also pulled off a signing coup by persuading high-class midfielder Dan Woods to move down a level from March Town.

Edey stepped down from the Ketton job citing a lack of ambition from the club.

Edey said: “I just felt that I had gone as far with the club as I could take them. My desire and commitment was probably a lot more than a lot of people at the club. I felt like we had got to the Prem and people thought that was it and stopped wanting to improve.”

Netherton smashed their way into the second round of the Northants Junior Cup with a 10-0 win at Brackley. Steve Mastin and Dwayne Rankin both scored four goals with Tom Randall adding the other two.


Northants Junior Cup

Brackley 0

Netherton United 10 (Mastin 4, Rankin 4, Randall 2).


Premier Division

Crowland Town 4 (Paling 2, Dooner, Wells)

Thorney 5 (Baldwin 2, D. Retzlaff, Gellizeau, Edwards)

Leverington Sports 2

Deeping Rangers Reserves 2

Moulton Harrox 5 (Allen, Abell, Bradbury, King, Sandall)

AFC Stanground 1

ICA Sports 0

Whittlesey Athletic 3 (Heron 2, Harrold)

Peterborough Sports Reserves 2 (Steward 2)

Holbeach United Reserves 2

Pinchbeck United 2 (Edwards, Oldham)

Ketton 0

Riverside 2 (Gil Matos, Lancaster)

Sawtry 2

Uppingham 1

Langtoft United 2 (Dobson 2)