Moulton Harrox just carry on from where they left off, but some Senior Cup shocks and a pub team who fielded two sides that lost by a combined score of 32-0!

Moulton Harrox carried their outstanding Peterborough Premier Division form into the Senior Cup on Saturday (April 10).

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:57 pm
Glinton & Northborough (blue) and Stamford Bels Reserves do battle in the Peterborough Junior Cup at the weekend. Bels won 6-1. Photo: David Lowndes.

Harrox had a perfect top flight playing record when the competition was abandoned due to the coronavirus crisis.

But the enforced break didn’t adversely affect them as they beat regular title rivals Netherton United 3-1 in their opening Senior Cup group game.

Joe Townsend, a Billy King penalty and a Mark Baines own goal won the game for Harrox. Robbie Ellis replied for Netherton who will still be confident of qualifying for the quarter-finals as two from each group go through to the knockout stages.

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Stamford Bels Reserves during a 6-1 win in the Peterborough Junior Cup against Glinton & Northborough (blue) at Werrington Sports Centre. Photo: David Lowndes.

Netherton are at Division One side Eunice, Huntingdon next Saturday (April 17) when Harrox travel to Premier Division rivals ICA Sports who didn’t play at the weekend.

Another hot fancy for the cup, Stilton United eased to a 3-0 win at King’s Cliffe in their opening match. First-half goals from Lewis McManus, Ash Jackson and Kyial West settled the contest.

There were some opening day shocks though as Division One sides Wittering Premiair (2-1 at Ketton), Whittlesey Athletic Reserves (3-1 v Cardea), Oundle Town (4-0 v Long Sutton) and Thorpe Wood Rangers (4-1 at Leverington) all beat top-flight opposition.

* Sunday morning pub side Moorhen fielded two teams in the McCain Cup last weekend and they lost by a combined score of 32-0!

Moorhen’s senior side were thumped 14-0 by Cardea with the reserves suffering an 18-0 mauling by Enfield Dons.

Will Mann struck a double hat-trick for the Dons, while Martyn Fox and Charlie Bosett claimed hat-tricks for Cardea.