Whittlesey Athletic manager Andy Lodge insists this Saturday’s Peterborough Premier Division top-of-the-table clash against Moulton Harrox has come at the perfect time for his side.
It’s a real clash of the titans at Feldale Field (2pm kick-off) as the teams have won their last 25 top-flight games between them!
Harrox have won all 13 of their Premier Division games this season, while Whittlesey beat ICA Sports 3-0 last weekend to make it 12 wins in a row.
That result, and a postponement for Harrox, means that a win on Saturday will take Whittlesey to the top for the first time this season.
And Lodge is confident that is exactly what will happen.
“This game couldn’t come at a better time for us,” Lodge insisted. “We are close to reaching our peak.
“We delivered our best performance of the season against ICA. We played some great stuff in awful conditions.
“I felt the ball would be in the air a lot as it was so windy, but we got it down and played some great stuff.
“That’s 36 points from a possible 36 and that means we go into the next game full of confidence.
“Obviously it won’t be easy as Moulton Harrox have been incredibly consistent. It’s hard to win every game so we will pay them full respect.
“I’m sure they will be a hard team to break down, but we are very confident we can win.
“I look forward to these games and so does my team. The league is split with only six teams capable of winning it. These are the games you have to win.”
Lewis Stone, Joe Butterworth and Harry Jenkins scored the Whittlesey goals against ICA.
Only one other Premier Division game beat the weather as in-form Uppingham beat Stilton United 2-1.
There were celebrations for Langtoft United though as they won a cup match for the first time in nine attempts!
Goals from Joe Dobson and Dan Morris and a late penalty save from Andrew Isabell secured a 2-1 win at First Division Wisbech Town Reserves in the PFA Senior Cup.
Langtoft last won a cup match when winning the Peterborough League’s Chairman’s Shield final in 2014. They’ve suffered eight first round exits since.
Langtoft’s reward is a tough quarter-final at Premier Division rivals Pinchbeck United.
Whittlesey host Moulton Harrox in the pick of the quarter-final ties.