FOOTBALL: Scupham double powers Pinchbeck to glory

EYE SPORTS RES 1 PINCHBECK UTD RES 4: STEVE Scupham struck a brace on his first start as Pinchbeck secured back-to-back wins for the first time since November.

It was an unspectacular start by both sides, as long balls were exchanged from both defences. Eye had the better of the early opportunities on goal, but the deadlock was broken by Pinchbeck’s John Butler.

He bent his free kick round the wall past the despairing arm of the Eye keeper from the edge of the box. Eye were level before the break though, through James Huett.

Pinchbeck increased the tempo in the second half, with an inspired penalty save from stand-in keeper Jack Chilvers the catalyst.

From then on the away side were able to establish more control and took the lead when Scupham headed home an excellent cross from Butler.

His second came moments later when he latched onto a loose ball and took the keeper by surprise with an early effort.

Jack Wycherley was also rewarded for his hard work when he completed the scoring, helping Pinchbeck’s second string move up to seventh in Peterborough and District League Division Two.

POWERLEAGUE 1

MOULTON HARROX RES 1

ANOTHER hard-working performance netted Harrox a deserved point.

A cool finish by Robbie Cundy and a powerful display from Ash Gedney in midfield secured a decent draw at a strong Powerleague outfit.

Moulton stay in the top four of Peterborough and District League Division One, some 12 points behind leaders Riverside Rovers Senior.

SWINESHEAD RES 0

OLD DONS RES 5

FIVE-STAR Dons took the spoils in this Boston and District League Division Three derby.

Dons’ second string went into the game game with their rivals Swineshead Reserves with apprehension, after a lacklustre performance the week before.

But this was to be their best performance of the season. By half time they were 2-0 up, with goals from Steve Burdall and Carl Appleyard.

The second half produced more of the same, with three more goals coming from Burdall, Andrew Stanhope and Trev Hammond.