Netherton win ‘match of the day’, but still way off the pace set by Moulton Harrox, high-fliers fight out a goalless draw

Thorpe Wood Rangers score in their Peterborough Division Three defeat at NECI. Photo: David Lowndes.
Thorpe Wood Rangers score in their Peterborough Division Three defeat at NECI. Photo: David Lowndes.
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Reigning champions Netherton United won the ‘match of the day’ in the Peterborough Premier Division, pipping Thorney 2-1 at Campbell Drive (September 29).

First-half goals from Ritchie Baines and Chris Down proved decisive. Sam Donohoe replied for Thorney after the break.

The Thorpe Wood Rangers team before their 3-1 defeat at NECI, back row, left to right,  Keith Barsby, Lee Barsby, Tom Sanderson, Maxim Anderson, Davey Hardy, Joe Papworth, Daniel Hewitt, Anton Barrett, front, Sam Mancuso, Ashley Godwin, Luke  Hansby, Ashley Rothery, Sam Newman, Ethan O'Hanlon.

The Thorpe Wood Rangers team before their 3-1 defeat at NECI, back row, left to right, Keith Barsby, Lee Barsby, Tom Sanderson, Maxim Anderson, Davey Hardy, Joe Papworth, Daniel Hewitt, Anton Barrett, front, Sam Mancuso, Ashley Godwin, Luke Hansby, Ashley Rothery, Sam Newman, Ethan O'Hanlon.

Thorney stay second, a point ahead of Netherton who have a game in hand. Both are a fair bit off the pace being set by Moulton Harrox who are seven points clear ahead of their home game with Netherton this Saturday (October 6).

Harrox came from 2-1 down at the break to win 5-2 at Leverington Sports on Saturday with Declan Earth scoring twice.

High-fliers Peterborough Sports Development and Holbeach United Reserves fought out a 0-0 draw, while Chris McRoyal bagged a late winner as Stamford Lions beat Sutton Bridge United 2-1.

There was a debut goal for Aaron McKenna as Tydd won 4-0 at Peterborough Polonia. Chris Ward scored twice.

Action from Peterborough NECI (blue) v Thorpe Wood Rangers. Photo: David Lowndes.

Action from Peterborough NECI (blue) v Thorpe Wood Rangers. Photo: David Lowndes.

ICa Sports’ struggles continued with a 1-0 reverse at Long Sutton Athletic and bottom club Langtoft United slumped to a 6-1 home defeat to Oakham United for whom Michael Nelson scored twice.

Jack Bates was another two-goal man in Whittlesey Athletic’s 3-1 win over Ketton.

Division One leaders Parson Drove bounced back from a first defeat of the season to hammer Stamford Bels 7-1 and move 12 points clear at the top.

The top-of-the-table clash in Division Three was won 3-1 by Peterborough NECI over Thorpe Wood Rangers. Kyle Orange, Cory Rose and Andy Cook scored the goals.

RESULTS

Saturday, September 29

PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division: Langtoft United 1 (Richardson), Oakham United 6 (Nelson 2, Easson, Pearce, Smith, og); Leverington Sports 2 (Johnson, Palmer), Moulton Harrox 5 (Earth 2, England, Parry), Long Sutton Athletic 1, ICA Sports 0; Peterborough Polonia 0, Tydd 4 (Ward 2, McKenna, Smith); Peterborough Sports Development 0, Holbeach United Res 0; Stamford Lions 2 (Edwards, McRoyal), Sutton Bridge United 1 (Scott); Thorney 1 (Donohoe), Netherton United 2 (R. Baines, Down); Whittlesey Athletic 3 (Bates 2, Carter), Ketton 1 (J. Ward).