Martin Sandall’s timely treble fired Moulton Harrox to a stunning 4-2 win over ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division leaders King’s Lynn Town Reserves.
Ben Allen was also on-target for defending champions Harrox at Broad Lane, as they extended their winning run to an impressive eight games.
Although Jack Frohawk and Shaun Stocker replied with goals for the Linnets, the table-toppers slipped to only their second loss of the season and drop down to second as a result.
Moulton are now just seven points behind new leaders Netherton United with a game in hand and are right back in the title mix. They host Uppingham Town in the PFA Senior Cup on Saturday (1.30pm).
Harrox: Kenealy, Allen, Cairns, Groves, Hall, Panton, Patterson, Sandall, Thorold, Townsend, Watkin. Subs: Woods, Clarkson, Coddington.
• Pinchbeck United’s poor Premier Division form continued with a 3-2 home loss against Sawtry on Saturday.
Lee Haslam’s stunning 30-yard effort put United ahead on five minutes at Knight Street – and it was 2-0 five minutes later thanks to Edgaras Buzas. But, having dominated for the opening 20 minutes, the game dramatically turned on its head.
Michael Craig pulled one back for Sawtry before the break, then Jack Gray and sub Carl Shutt completed the comeback with goals in the final 15 minutes.
Pinchbeck number two Gary Coomes said: “Ten weeks ago and we would have won this match. Sadly we are lacking in confidence and that is probably what cost us.
“We visibly wilted after their first goal and our style of play changed completely.
“We still had enough chances to win the game and we have to be more ruthless.”
Pinchbeck: Dawson, Elderkin (Wheeler 75), Gardner, Chilvers, Dickinson, Eyett, Haslam, Harrison (Boekestyn 80) Moore, Edgaras, Butler.
• Elsewhere in the ChromaSport Peterborough League, Crowland Town were handed a 5-1 home reverse by Leverington Sports in the Premier Division.
Luke Elsom got the sole Crowland goal in the Snowden Field clash.
In Division One, two goals from Dean Pruden-Carr sentenced Holbeach United Reserves to a 2-0 Carter’s Park loss against Thorney.
Also in the second tier, ten-man Moulton Harrox Reserves went down 5-3 at Ryhall United.
Jamie Francis, Danny Goddard and Aric Placis netted for Moulton’s second string, who had Wayne Congreve sent off for two bookable offences.