FOOTBALL: John on the Ball as Harrox Hogg Shield

Hogging the trophy: Moulton Harrox are pictured before their Jack Hogg Charity Shield win over Ramsey Town on Friday night. Photo by BEN DAVIS
Hogging the trophy: Moulton Harrox are pictured before their Jack Hogg Charity Shield win over Ramsey Town on Friday night. Photo by BEN DAVIS
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RAMSEY TOWN 0 MOULTON HARROX 2: SUMMER recruit John Ball was on target as Moulton lifted the Jack Hogg Charity Shield for the first time.

Ball, a signing from rivals Pinchbeck United, was joined by veteran Lee Hudson on the scoresheet as the PFA Senior Cup winners saw off Peterborough Premier League champions Ramsey at Riverside Pavillion on Friday night.

Harrox have shared the trophy once before, but this is the first time it’s belonged to them outright.

Moulton co-boss Paul Kent said: “We shared the trophy with Parson Drove the other year but we’re delighted to have won it outright for the first time.

“We’ve got a few new faces and other lads that have stepped up from reserve football and they are doing very well.”

Little was created by either side in the early exchanges, but Ball opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 23 minutes.

That’s how it stayed until the second half, when Ramsey’s Stuart Harper was sent off for foul or abusive language.

Harrox made their numerical advantage count, with man-of-the-match youngster Ben Allen setting up Hudson for a classy second late on.