ROUND-UP: Lions long unbeaten run comes to an end, Netherton on the charge

Stamford Lions lost a Peterborough Premier Division match for the first time since October 1 yesterday (April 15).

Sunday, 16th April 2017, 9:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:40 pm
Joe Townsend scored for Moulton Harrox against Stamford Lions.

Joe Townsend’s strike was enough to give promotion-chasing Moulton Harrox victory at Broad Lane against a team who finished the match with nine men.

Lions’ players Daniel Sheehan and Ben Easson were both red carded by referee James Truman as Moulton maintained second place in the top-flight

Ollie Maltby’s goal was enough to give fourth-placed Pinchbeck a 1-0 win at Langtoft, while Carl Bird scored twice as leaders Peterborough Sports Reserves won 5-0 at Sawtry. Jack Barron, Ian Bradbury and Karl Gibbs also scored for Sports who face a tricky fixture at Netherton United on Wednesday (April 19).

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Carl Bird (right) scored twice for Peterborough Sports Reserves at Sawtry.

Moulton and Pinchbeck have home games on Tuesday (April 18) against Thorney and Crowland respectively.

Netherton have shot up to third on the back of six straight wins, the latest of which arrived yesterday when Crowland were despatched 3-1 at the Grange. Jon Kerrison, Adam Scott and skipper Herbie Panting scored for the city side.

Crowland are back on the bottom after their defeat as Uppingham leap-frogged them with a come-from behind 2-1 win at Leverington.

Josh Staggs scored twice in AFC Stanground Sports’ 4-3 win over Stilton United, while ICA Sports rebounded from their unfortunate Hunts County Cup Final defeat to win 1-0 at Thorney. Conor Pridmore scored the goal.

Carl Bird (right) scored twice for Peterborough Sports Reserves at Sawtry.

A James Betts penalty gave Ketton a half-time lead at Wisbech Town Reserves, but second-half goals from Andre Da Silva, Adan-Jay Lewis and Oliver Williams delivered victory for the Fenmen. Joe Morley replied late on for Ketton.


Saturday, April 15


Premier Division

AFC Stanground Sports 4 (J. Staggs 2, Dean, Stephens), Stilton United 3

Langtoft United 0, Pinchbeck United 1 (Maltby)

Leverington Sports 1 (Newton), Uppingham Town 2

Moulton Harrox 1 (Townsend), Stamford Lions 0

Netherton United 3 (Kerrison, Scott, Panting), Crowland 1

Sawtry 0, Peterborough Sports Reserves 5 (Bird 2, Barron, Bradbury, K. Gibbs).

Thorney 0, ICA Sports 1 (Pridmore).

Wisbech Res 3 (Da Silva, Lewis, Williams), Ketton 2 (Betts, Morley).


Tuesday April 18


Premier Division

Moulton Harrox v Thorney, Pinchbeck United v Crowland Town, Holbeach United Res v Stamford Lions.

Wednesday, April 19


Premier Division

Ketton v Sawtry, Langtoft United v Deeping Rangers Res, Netherton United v Peterborough Sports Res.

PFA Junior Cup final: FC Peterborough v Bretton North End (7.30pm, In2itive Park, Yaxley).