Stamford Lions went to the top of the Peterborough Premier Division for the first time in the club’s history yesterday (January 20).
And they moved to the summit in some style, thrashing Warboys 10-0 at Borderville thanks to four goals from Tom Edwards, a hat-trick from Luke Ball and further strikes from Dan Aust, Joseph Lippett and Tom Lees.
Lions are a point clear of Moulton Harrox and three points clear of Netherton who both have two matches in hand. Netherton will go top on Wednesday (January 24) on goal difference if they beat mid-table Leverington at the Grange.
The city side warmed up for that clash with a 12-0 demolition of AFC Stanground which featured hat-tricks for born-again wizard Dan Fountain and Tom Randall plus two goals for fit-again Zack Fisher. Ben Daly, Ash Jackson, Louis Hemming and Grant Watson also hit the target.
It’s certainly just a three-horse race for the title now after shock home defeats for reigning champions Peterborough Sports Reserves and ICA Sports yesterday.
Daniel Pick (2), Anthony Garmory and Max Webb scored for lowly Deeping Rangers Reserves in a 4-2 win at Sports, while Leverington edged a nine-goal thriller at ICA.
Skipper Seb Hood and Johnny Holmes scored for Ketton in their 2-1 win at Holbeach United Reserves.
Moulton Harrox were in President’s Shield action yesterday and they came through a tricky quarter-final at Whittlesey Athletic 3-0 with goals from Bobby Patterson, Ian Bradbury and Marcus Parry.
There was a shock in the second round of the PFA Senior Cup as First Division Long Sutton won 2-1 at top-flight Thorney thanks to two Matthew Oliver goals.
The big game in Division Two was won by Eye United, 3-2 over Parson Drove at Lindisfarne Road. Nathan Law, Alexander McNally and Kieran Evans scored for Eye who battled back from conceding a first-minute goal. Evans scored with a quality free kick strike.
Bretton North End bowed out of the PFA Challenge Cup on penalties to higher level Stamford Bels after a 1-1 draw at the Grange. Ezra Flake scored the Bretton goal with Thomas Holland on target for Bels.
FC Peterborough (7-3 against Rippingale & Folkingham) and Moulton Harrox Reserves (10-0 against Langtoft Reserves) made comfortable progress in the same competition.
Saturday, January 20
Premier Division: AFC Stanground 0, Netherton United 12 (Fountain 3, Randall 3, Fisher 3, Daly, Jackson, Watson); Holbeach United Res 1, Ketton 2 (Holmes, Hood); Peterborough ICA Sports 4, Leverington Sports 5; Peterborough Sports Res 2, Deeping Rangers Res 4 (Pick 2, Garmory, Webb), Stamford Lions 10 (Edwards 4, Ball 3, Lippett, Aust, Lees) Warboys Town 0.
Postponed: Sawtry v Langtoft United.
PFA Senior Cup
Thorney 1 (Scott), Long Sutton Athletic 2 (M. Oliver 2).
Whittlesey Athletic 0, Moulton Harrox 3 (Bradbury, Parry, Patterson).