ROUND-UP: Posh return for Hamish, Maltby the machine settles heavyweight clash, Randall's romp, Luke having a ball for in-form Lions

Peterborough Premier Division rivals ICA Sports and Pinchbeck United will contest the PFA Senior Cup Final at the ABAX Stadium next month.

Monday, 27th March 2017, 9:45 am
Updated Monday, 27th March 2017, 1:18 pm
Action from ICA Sports (blue) 2-1 PFA Senior Cup semi-final win over Warboys at Ringwood. Photo: David Lowndes.

Both won their semi-finals 2-1 on Saturday (March 25). ICA pipped Division One promotion-chasers Warboys at Ringwood, while Pinchbeck came out on top against Peterborough Sports Reserves in a clash of the top-flight heavyweights at Knight Street.

The final will be a special moment for ICA manager Hamish Curtis who was on the books of Peterborough United as a youngster and made one appearance for the club in a Rumbelows Cup quarter-final replay at Middlesbrough in 1992.

Second-half goals from Harley Williams and Josh Smith either side of an Arry Scarborough strike secured ICA’s win, but they will start the final as underdogs against title-chasing Pinchbeck.

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Action from the big cup tie between ICA Sports and Warboys Town. Photo: David Lowndes.

Inevitably Pinchbeck goal-machine Ollie Maltby proved the difference in a scrappy game against Sport Reserves. He scored twice before Gary Gibbs grabbed a late consolation for the city side.

Pinchbeck failed in a cheeky attempt to sign Netherton United’s fleet-footed hotshot Tom Randall last week.

Randall is the second highest scorer among Premier Division clubs with 34 goals (Maltby has an astonishing 54). He struck a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Leverington at the Grange which helped keep the city side in fourth place. Moulton Harrox remain third after a cosy 5-1 win at Silton with Joe Townsend scoring twice.

The brilliant for of Stamford Lions continued with a 10-2 thrashing of AFC Stanground Sports.

Warboys (red) on the attack against ICA Sports. Photo: David Lowndes.

That’s 10 top-flight wins in a row for Lions. Luke Ball and Rob Forster both claimed hat-tricks in what was the start of a memorable weekend for the former.

Ball, who has scored nine goals in his last four Lions’ appearances, netted five times for Bretton North End Reserves in a Peterborough Sunday Morning League match the following day.

Josh Ford scored twice for Holbeach Reserves in a 6-1 win over Langtoft United, while Wisbech Town Reserves beat Thorney 3-1 with all their goals arriving before the break.

Sawtry and Ketton played out an eight-goal thriller with the home side winning 5-3.

Hamish Curtis (left) in action for Posh at Middlesbrough in 1992.

RESULTS

Saturday, March 25

PFA SENIOR CUP

(Semi-finals)

Luke Ball is in great form for Stamford Lions.

ICA Sports 2 (Williams, Smith), Warboys Town 1 (Scarborough).

Pinchbeck United 2 (Maltby 2), Peterborough Sports Reserves 1 (G. Gibbs).

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Premier Division

AFC Stanground Sports 2 (Dean 2), Stamford Lions 10 (Ball 3, Forster 3, Montgomery, Easson, Speck, Nairn)

Holbeach United Res 6 (Ford 2, Allen, Smith, Powley, og), Langtoft United 1 (Spearink)

Action from the big cup tie between ICA Sports and Warboys Town. Photo: David Lowndes.

Netherton United 5 (Randall 3, Taylor, Akbar), Leverington Sports 1 (Palmer)

Sawtry 5, Ketton 3

Stilton United 1, Moulton Harrox 5 (Townsend 2, Parry, Law, Cawthorne)

Wisbech Town Res 3 (Hamilton, McKenna, Hardwick), Thorney 1 (Donohoe).

Warboys (red) on the attack against ICA Sports. Photo: David Lowndes.
Hamish Curtis (left) in action for Posh at Middlesbrough in 1992.
Luke Ball is in great form for Stamford Lions.