PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE: Title fancies have terrific scrap, Stanground still top of the pile

Two Peterborough Premier Division title fancies, Netherton United and Pinchbeck United, slugged out a 3-3 draw at the Grange yesterday (August 6).

Sunday, 7th August 2016, 11:21 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:36 pm
Tom Randall (11) scores for Netherton against Pinchbeck. Photo: David Lowndes.

It was a topsy-turvey affair with Netherton leading 1-0 and then trailing 2-1 and 3-2 before Craig Spink equalised with three minutes to go.

Tom Randall scored the other two Netherton goals - one was a ‘worldie’ - with Tony Edwards (penalty), Nick Bishop and Tom Brooks scoring for Pinchbeck.

The fancied Peterborough Sports Reserve team started with a 6-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Stamford Lions as Gary Gibbs (2), new recruit Rikki Goodale, Gerard Evans, Carl Bird and Jack Barron all netting, while reigning champions Moulton Harrox opened with a 5-0 success at home to Stilton United. Martin Sandall scored twice for Harrox.

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The Pinchbeck team that drew 3-3 at Netherton. Photo: David Lowndes.

But, for the moment at least, everyone is chasing AFC Stanground Sports whose two wins so far have yielded 14 goals. Sam Cross bagged a hat-trick in a 7-0 win at Thorney yesterday.

Josh Russell, son of former Posh player and coach Kevin Russell, scored twice as Ketton beat Wisbech Reserves 3-1 at Pit Lane.

This match was marred by a red card for violent conduct by a Wisbech player who appeared to punch home centre-back Ben Waldron in the face 15 minutes from time.

Tom Gosling and James ward scored the goals as Holbeach United Reserves beat ICA Sports 2-0, while Langtoft United and Leverington fought out a rare 0-0 draw.

Action from Netherton (white) v Pinchbeck in the Peterborough Premier Division. Lee Clementson is the Netherton player. Photo: David Lowndes.

There is almost a full programme of Premier Division games in midweek with Netherton’s trip across the city to Sports Reserves on Wednesday (August 10), the pick of the action.

RESULTS

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division

The Pinchbeck team that drew 3-3 at Netherton. Photo: David Lowndes.

Crowland Town 2

Uppingham Town 3

Ketton 3 (J. Russell 2, Farrell)

Wisbech Town Res 1

Action from Netherton (white) v Pinchbeck in the Peterborough Premier Division. Lee Clementson is the Netherton player. Photo: David Lowndes.

Langtoft United 0

Leverington Sports 0

Moulton Harrox 5 (Sandall 2, Parry, Maddison, Townsend)

Stilton United 0

Netherton United 3 (Randall 2, C. Spink).

Pinchbeck United 3 (Edwards, Bishop, Brooks).

ICA Sports 0

Holbeach United Res 2 (Gosling, Ward)

Stamford Lions 0

Peterborough Sports Res 6 (Gibbs 2, Goodale, Evans, Bird, Barron)

Thorney 0

AFC Stanground Sports 7 (Cross 3, Fox 2, Mahoney, Brown).

FIXTURES

Tuesday, August 9:

Premier Division: Holbeach Res v Pinchbeck, Ketton v Uppingham Town, ICA Sports v Sawtry.

Wednesday, August 10

Premier Division: Deeping Rangers Res v Crowland Town, Peterborough Sports Res v Netherton Utd, Stamford Lions v Langtoft, Thorney v Moulton Harrox, Wisbech Town v Leverington Sports.