Rep players have a chance to become the history boys

Jake Pell (right) scores the winner for the Peterborough League XI in the last round.
Jake Pell (right) scores the winner for the Peterborough League XI in the last round.
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Manager Darren Fogg will tell his Peterborough League rep team to make history on Saturday.

The local league have never travelled further than the second round of the FA Inter League Cup, but they have a golden opportunity to do just that when tackling the Dorset Premier League at Peterborough Northern Star’s Chestnut Avenue base (3pm kick-off).

Fogg is confident his side can follow up their win in the first round (which bizarrely was played last season) against the Northampton Combination League.

“I’ve had to change the squad because champions Oakham have now left the Peterborough League,” Fogg stated.

“But I have added extra quality with the likes of Gary Gibbs and Chris Brown from Peterborough Sports so I give us a big chance.

“The motivation is obvious. We have never gone past the second round in this competition so I will just tell the lads to go out there and make history.

“It won’t be easy as Dorset went out at the semi-final stage last season after extra-time, but I understand they are travelling up on the day of the game which is a massive plus for us.

“We need to start quickly and take advantage of any tiredness.”

The city side had a warm-up game against the Cambs Premier League and lost 5-1, but Fogg was missing many of the players who are in Saturday’s 17-man squad.

Squad: Lewis Moat (Whittlesey Athletic), Aaron Kier (Peterborough Sports), Phil Groves (Moulton Harrox), Ben Daly (Netherton), Chris Hansford (Netherton), Jake Pell (Whittlesey Athletic), Erik Makate (Netherton), Jack Bates (Whittlesey Athletic), Herbie Panting (Netherton), Billy King (Moulton Harrox), Steve Mastin (Netherton), Lee Flatters (Netherton), Chris Brown (Peterborough Sports), Ben Allen (Moulton Harrox), Matt Heron (Whittlesey Athletic), Gary Gibbs (Peterborough Sports), Ian Bradbury (Moulton Harrox).

The four Moulton Harrox players in the squad should be in good spirits.

They won their sixth straight Premier Division match last weekend to join Peterborough Sports Reserves at the top of the table.

Adam Abell (2), Ian Bradbury (2), Joe Townsend (2) and Martin Sandall scored the goals in a 7-1 win at Leverington.

Thorney preserved their unbeaten record with a 1-1 draw at Netherton United despite finishing the game with nine men.

Adam Scott shot Netherton ahead, but Dean Pruden-Carr equalised for Thorney and was then sent off. Josh Orange was also red carded leaving the villagers to play the final 10 minutes with a two-man disadvantage.

AFC Stanground collected their first points in style with a 4-0 win at Crowland. Josh Staggs (2), Tom Staggs and Liam Whaley scored the goals.