Netherton win '˜match of the day', but still way off the pace set by Moulton Harrox, high-fliers fight out a goalless draw
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, September 29
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).