FOOTBALL: Pinchbeck’s perfect final preparation

PINCHBECK UTD 7 CROWLAND TOWN 0: IAN Dunn hailed seven-up Pinchbeck’s best showing of the season as they tightened their grip on the Peterborough Premier Division’s top spot.

The player/boss was joined on the scoresheet by Andy Law (2), Dan Woods (2), Danny Maddison and Jonny Clay on Tuesday night, as United ran riot against Crowland at Knight Street.

With rivals Moulton Harrox beating title rivals Eye Sports 3-2 at Broad Lane, it now looks to be a straight fight between Pinchbeck and King’s Cliffe United for the crown.

Dunn’s side are six points clear at the summit – but now turn their attention to Monday night’s PFA Senior Cup final with Netherton United at London Road (7.30pm).

Although they lost the Lincs Junior Cup final last week, ambitious Dunn still has designs on a double.

He said: “From start to finish, I couldn’t have asked for a better display. Since losing the final we’ve scored ten and conceded none, which is the ideal response.

“It was definitely one of, if not the best, performances of the season.

“Having lost a final already, we don’t want to suffer that again on Monday. We go there very confident, but with a lot of respect for Netherton.

“But if we play with the same energy as Tuesday, we should win.”

Pinchbeck: Drury, Wilson, Marshall, Hocking, Maddison, Clay (Law 60), McDonnell (Gosling 50), Bishop, Woods, Dunn (Lawrence 65), Gray. Not used: Roberts, Butler.