Netherton veterans celebrate the double

Peterborough Veterans League double winners Netherton United.
Peterborough Veterans League double winners Netherton United.
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Netherton United completed the double in the Peterborough Veterans League when adding the Division One title to the Veterans Cup they won last month.

They beat FC Peterborough 4-0 last week in a delayed re-arranged game with FC Peterborough Vets to pip ICA to the title by a point.

In a one-sided first half Netherton went 3-0 up thanks to two sublime free-kicks from Ash Favell and a 30-yard volley from Darren Paling.

FC Peterborough fought back strongly in the second half, but a defence well marshalled by Ian Fovargue kept them at bay.

Netherton put the issue beyond doubt when the evergreen Danny Clifton waltzed round the FC Peterborough keeper following a poor back-pass to make it 4-0.

Next season the league will operate with 18 teams competing in three divisions.

Netherton: Glen Bolden, Darren Bradley, Lee Challinor, Lee Darcy, Ashley Favell, Ian Fovargue, Nick Hurst, Darren Paling, Gianni Salerno, Matthew Worsdall, Garry Roddis. Subs: Lee Martin, Keith Hogg.



(Final table)

P W D L GD Pts

Netherton United 6 4 1 1 18 13

ICA Sports 6 3 3 0 13 12

FC Peterborough 6 3 1 2 11 10

*Deeping Rangers 6 2 1 2 8 7

*Stamford Belvedere 5 1 0 3 -13 6

Glinton & Northboro 6 2 0 4 -14 6

Long Sutton 5 1 0 4 -23 3

* = adjustments made