LOCAL FOOTBALL: Harrox climb to summit

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Moulton Harrox climbed to the top of the Peterborough Premier Division with a 2-0 win over Riverside on Tuesday night.

A header from skipper Bobby Patterson and a Dan Woods penalty were enough for Moulton at Broad Lane.

They’re now three points clear of second-placed Peterborough Sports Parkway with two games in hand.

Next up are two crunch games with third-placed Netherton on Saturday (home, 2pm) and then a trip to Sincil Bank on Tuesday for the Lincs Junior Cup final against Gainsborough Town.

• Tom Ruck fired both goals as Pinchbeck United picked up a 2-0 Premier Division win at Deeping Rangers Reserves on Tuesday to ease their relegation fears.

Crowland Town also picked up a decent 1-1 draw at Ramsey Town to stay on-course for a fine fourth-placed finish.

• A Dave Wilson hat-trick fired rampant Holbeach United Reserves to a dominant 6-0 win over Tydd St Mary as they lifted the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy on Saturday.

Davy Shepherd, Jack Smith and Gary Piper also netted in the final, with keeper Adam Kirk pulling off a penalty save from Steve Cousins while the game was still alive at 3-0.

Tydd did have plenty of reason to feel aggrieved despite the score, with Aaron Parker seeing a 19th-minute opener harshly ruled out for offside.

They also had Mark Greenacre sent off for a poor tackle on the hour after he was adjudged to be the last defender.

To round off their misery, Parker had another goal chalked off late on.

Tigers Res squad: Kirk, S Barnes, Brooks, Goddard, Lambe, T McKeown, Piper, D Shepherd, John Smith, Wells, Wilson, Belakov, F McKeown, Jack Smith.

Tydd squad: Booth, Cousins, Eaton, Franklin, Greenacre, Lilley, McEwan, Parker, Slater, Watts, Williams, Groves, Matthews, Pack.