Peterborough Sports Reserves moved to the top of the Peterborough Premier Division last weekend...but it’s likely to be a short-term reign.
Chris Brown, Gary Gibbs and debutant Lewis McManus scored for Sports in a hard-fought 3-2 win at city rivals Riverside Rovers to overhaul Moulton Harrox.
Harrox, who lost in the second round of the Lincs Junior Cup on the day they lost top spot, should go back to the summit this Saturday as they host Riverside and Sports Reserves are without a game.
Netherton lost ground on the top two after losing for just the second time at Holbeach United Reserves.
Dwayne Rankin scored his 14th goal of the season for Netherton, while Steve Mastin made it 11 for the campaign in a 3-2 defeat.
Netherton should bounce back to form this Saturday as they host lowly Leverington.
The smart money for the top-flight title remains on Whittlesey Athletic. They have won every game since Andy Lodge returned as manager after two games of the season.
Last weekend they made progress in the Cambs Cup despite playing for 90 minutes at Hardwick with 10 men. Adam Moore was sent off in the first-half of a game that finished 3-3 after extra-time before Whittlesey went through 5-4 on penalties. Liam Harrold scored twice for Whittlesey.
Division One side Stamford Lions were 4-0 up midway through the second-half of their Lincs Junior Cup tie at Pointon, but eventually lost on penalties. That was tough on Ryan Brown who scored a hat-trick for the Lions.