FOOTBALL: Title dream over for Pinchbeck, cup joy for Harrox Reserves

Romp: Josh Ford opens the scoring for Moulton Harrox in their 6-0 win over Stamford Bels on Saturday. Photo by TIM WILSON
Romp: Josh Ford opens the scoring for Moulton Harrox in their 6-0 win over Stamford Bels on Saturday. Photo by TIM WILSON
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PINCHBECK United have hit a blip at just the wrong time - and the Peterborough and District Premier Division title has now eluded them.

They suffered a third defeat on the spin on Saturday as hosts Eye Sports upset them 4-3, handing the title to Ramsey Town.

An own goal and strikes from Bobby Patterson and Oliver Maltby weren’t enough for Pete Roberts’ side, who now look likely to finish third.

Meanwhile, Ramsey were stuffing outgoing champions Rutland Rangers 5-1 on their own patch to secure a second title in three years.

There was no such trouble for on-song Moulton Harrox, as they thumped Stamford Bels 6-0 at Broad Lane.

Red-hot Josh Ford notched a hat-trick for Harrox, while Joe Townsend, Steve Mastin and Steve Sinfield were also on target for Martyn Cundy’s side, who remain on course for fourth place.

Moulton’s Reserves also enjoyed a memorable weekend. They denied Holbeach United’s second string a league and cup double by winning the PFA Junior Cup on penalties.

After a goalless 90 minutes and extra time - which was totally dominated by the Tigers - Moulton completed a smash-and-grab 4-1 spot-kick success.

Goalkeeper Adam Kirk was sent from the field after the final whistle for the use of foul and abusive language to Spalding-based referee Nigel Thorold.

The shoot-out triumph marks a unique double for Harrox, who have won both the PFA Senior Cup and PFA Junior Cup this season.

• See Thursday’s Spalding Guardian for pictures and more reaction from the weekend fixtures.