Top two prepare for key battle with easy victories, win-double for Netherton, magnificent seven for Peterborough Sports

Netherton United Reserves (red) score against Warboys. Photo: David Lowndes.
Netherton United Reserves (red) score against Warboys. Photo: David Lowndes.
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The Peterborough Premier Division’s top two Moulton Harrox and Thorney go into battle on Saturday (October 20) on the back of two convincing wins.

Leaders Harrox maintained their seven-point lead at the top with a 4-0 home win over Peterborough Polonia last Saturday (October 13), while Thorney were easing to a 5-1 success over Tydd at Campbell Drive.

Action from a 6-1 win for Netherton United Reserves (red) over Warboys in Peterborough Division Two. Photo: David Lowndes.

Action from a 6-1 win for Netherton United Reserves (red) over Warboys in Peterborough Division Two. Photo: David Lowndes.

Danny Maddison, Marcus Parry, Martin Sandall and Joe Townsend scored for Harrox.

Sam Donohoe and Tom Hutton both scored twice for Thorney with Ondre Odain also on target.

Chasers Peterborough Sports Development, Holbeach United Reserves and Netherton United will all be praying for a Thorney win on Saturday.

They all kept in touch with Thorney at least by winning at the weekend. Andrew Irvine cracked a hat-trick, while Ethan Atkins and Ayman Trabelsi both scored twice for Sports in a 7-1 duffing of Long Sutton Athletic and Antonio Del Russo (2), Ritchie Baines (2) and Tom Randall scored the goals in Netherton’s 5-1 win at Ramsey.

Action from Netherton United Reserves (red) v Warboys at the Grange. Photo: David Lowndes.

Action from Netherton United Reserves (red) v Warboys at the Grange. Photo: David Lowndes.

Holbeach led 2-0 at half-time against Oakham through Cal Simmons and an own goal and hung on for a win after Michael Nelson’s second half penalty.

ICA Sports picked up a surprise win at Stamford Lions thanks to a second-half strike from Fabio Ramos and Sutton Bridge United pipped Ketton by the odd goal in seven.

There was a shock heavy defeat for Division One high-fliers Eye United who were beaten 6-0 at Crowland, but Netherton Reserves continued their bright start to the Division Two season with a 6-1 win over Warboys Town. Nuno Marujo scored four.

Stilton, 7-2 winners over Eunice, Huntingdon and Peterborough NECI, 4-0 winners at Stamford Bels Reserves, boast 100 per cent winning records in Divisions Two and Three respectively.

Matt Heron’s goal was enough for Whittlesey Athletic to beat West Wratting 1-0 in the Cambs Cup.

RESULTS

Saturday, October 13

PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division: Holbeach United Res 2 (Simmons, og), Oakham United 1 (Nelson); Langtoft United 1, Netherton United 5 (Del Russo 2, R. Baines 2, Randall); Moulton Harrox 4 (Maddison, Parry, Sandall, Townsed), Peterborough Polonia, Peterborough Sports Development 7 (Irvine 2, Trabelsi 2, Atkins), Long Sutton Athletic 1; Stamford Lions 0, ICA Sports 1 (Bell); Sutton Bridge United 4 (Cooper, Lally, Sutton, Scott), Ketton 3; Thorney 5 (Donohoe 2, Hutton 2, Odain), Tydd 1 (Pentney).

CAMBS CUP

Whittlesey Athletic 1 (Heron), West Wratting.