FOOTBALL: Magnificent Moulton end season with a flourish

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EYE SPORTS 2 MOULTON HARROX 8: ON-SONG Harrox probably didn’t want the season to end as their stunning form continued with this final day demolition job.

Trebles from Josh Ford and Sam Munton helped Moulton smash Eye for eight on Saturday – securing a third-placed finish in the Peterborough and District Premier Division to boot.

Since losing 4-1 to rivals Pinchbeck United last month, Moulton have gone seven league games unbeaten and won the PFA Senior Cup, making them the form team in the league.

Steve Mastin created early problems for the home side and it was he that created the first two goals for the excellent Ford.

Moulton were on cruise control by half time as Sam Munton buried two goals of his own to make it 4-0.

The hosts had other ideas and reduced the arrears with a quick-fire double from Daniel Grigas and John Watson after the interval, only for goal machine Ford to bury his 33rd of the season and complete his hat-trick soon after.

Another hat-trick was wrapped up soon after, as Munton put the game beyond the hosts.

Two special goals then completed the scoring, as Harrox wrapped up their season in stunning fashion.

First Billy King won the ball and fired home from fully 35-yards into the top corner of the net, before Phil Groves trumped him with a devastating volley from fully 40-yards out.

PINCHBECK UNITED 6

DEEPING SPORTS 0

IAN Dunn enjoyed a four-some finale to the season as Pinchbeck finished a successful Premier Division season as runners-up.

The striker helped himself to four of United’s six, with Andrew Law and Luke Gardner also on target at Knight Street on Saturday.

Pete Roberts’ side end up six points behind champions Ramsey Town, but five clear of perennial rivals Moulton Harrox

Junior football

OUNDLE JUNIORS U/13s 0

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/13s 0

A FRUSTRATING last game of the season saw Spalding take a point to guarantee them sixth place in Division One of the PJAL.

Charlie Dhanji saw a shot crash off the crossbar early on, while Sam Young’s rebound went just wide.

Dhanji went close again before Sam Smith and Reagan Brown also failed to covert their chances. Robbie Thurston battled hard and got a fat lip for his efforts from an accidental collision with an Oundle player.

Defender Lewis Wright had a good game at right back too, both defensively and going forward.

SPALDING ATHLETIC U/13s 2

RIVERSIDE ROVERS U/13s 4

INDIVIDUAL errors cost Spalding dear as they lost a fiercely competitive match against Riverside.

Chandler Edwards had a great game as left back and Robbie Thurston and Reagan Brown worked tirelessly up front, but two goals from Sam Smith weren’t enough on the day as Riverside ran out deserved winners.

l SPALDING reached the final of the PJAL six-a-side tournament for third year in a row - but couldn’t make it a hat-trick of titles.

Strong defending in midfield from Sam Young and great defending from Chandler Edwards, Jake Scampion and Alistair Morgan meant that Spalding didn’t concede a goal on the way to the final.

Goals from Reagan Brown and Charlie Dhanji saw them through to the group stages and after a 0-0 draw in the semi-final against Voyager, giant keeper Ryan Plant proved his worth in the penalty shoot-out to send Spalding to the final.

But they came up against a well-drilled St Neots side and went down 3-0 in the final.