PREVIEW: Prolific striker meets leaky defence as title race resumes

Leaders Peterborough Sports Reserves can concentrate on winning the Peterborough Premier Division after losing their big PFA Senior Cup semi-final last weekend.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 11:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:06 pm
Ollie Maltby celebrates one of his 54 goals for Pinchbeck United this season.

Sports should at least maintain their four-point lead over nearest rivals Moulton Harrox and Pinchbeck United by winning at lowly Leverington tomorrow (April 1).

Harrox face a tricky trip to Sawtry, but Pinchbeck, who have two games in hand on their South Lincs neighbours, will fancy their chances against AFC Stanground Sports at Knight Street.

Ollie Maltby will certainly be looking forward to that game. The Premier Division’s top scorer has 54 goals in 28 appearances and will meet a defence that conceded 10 goals at home to Stamford Lions last weekend (March 25).

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Dean Giglio has scored 52 goals for AFC Stranground Sports Reserves this season.

Fourth-placed Netherton United have ground to make up on the top three, but they have two home games coming up against Holbeach United tomorrow and Senior Cup finalists ICA Sports on Wednesday (April 5).

There’s a big all-city County Cup Final next Tuesday (April 4) when Peterborough League Division Three rivals Bretton North End and Brotherhood Sports clash in the Northants Area decider at Peterborough Northern Star’s Chestnut Avenue ground.

The following night Division One outfit Whittlesey Athletic Reserves take on Chatteris Town in the North Cambs Junior Cup Final at Wisbech Town FC and Ramsey Town of Division Two meet Eaton Socon Reserves in the Hunts Junior Cup Final.

AFC Stanground Sports Reserves’ striker Dean Giglio became the second player after Maltby to reach 50 goals in this Peterborough League season.

Dean Giglio has scored 52 goals for AFC Stranground Sports Reserves this season.

Giglio’s hat-trick in a 5-0 Division Two win over ICA Sports Reserves took his tally to 52.


Saturday, April 1


Premier Division: Crowland Town v Wisbech Town Res, Deeping Rangers Res v Ketton, Leverington Sports v Peterborough Sports Res, Netherton United v Holbeach United Res, Pinchbeck United v AFC Stanground Sports, Sawtry v Moulton Harrox, Stamford Lions v ICA Sports, Thorney v Stilton United, Uppingham Town v Langtoft United.

Tuesday, April 4


Brotherhood Sports v Bretton North End (at Chestnut Avenue, 7.30pm).

Wednesday, April 5


Premier Division: Netherton United v ICA Sports


Chatteris Town Res v Whittlesey Athletic Res (at Wisbech Town FC).


Eaton Socon Res v Ramsey Town (7.45pm, St Neots Town FC).