LOCAL FOOTBALL: Rampant Harrox clinch stunning trophy double

CUP KINGS: Moulton Harrox celebrate their PFA Senior Cup success on Friday. Photo (ALAN STORER/Peterborough Telegraph): METP-03-05-13AS200
CUP KINGS: Moulton Harrox celebrate their PFA Senior Cup success on Friday. Photo (ALAN STORER/Peterborough Telegraph): METP-03-05-13AS200

MOULTON HARROX 3 ICA SPORTS 0: Relentless Moulton tied up the second party of a potential Peterborough League treble with an imperious FA Senior Cup win on Friday night.

Lincs Junior Cup winners Harrox added the league’s top cup prize to their coffers with a top showing at Peterborough United’s London Road, thanks to goals from Bobby Patterson, Joe Townsend and Tom Panton.

And they can tie up a historic treble tonight, providing they see off Leverington Sports at Broad Lane (6.30pm).

Harrox joint boss Harrox co-boss Paul Kent said: “We played really well and everything went to plan.

“Our aim was to keep ICA quiet for half-an-hour before pushing on and we were able to get ourselves a couple of goals before the break.

“The third goal settled it and it’s great to pick up a second trophy of the season with the prospect of a league title still to come.

“It has taken a lot of hard work on and off the pitch by some very dedicated people to get into this position.”

Having lost on all five of their previous visits to Posh’s home, Moulton’s nerves were settled by two goals in seven first-half minutes.

Defensive stalwart Patterson got the ball rolling, rising highest to head home from a set-play.

A second strike from midfield ace Townsend the put the South Holland side in command, as he turned well before lashing into the corner.

The victory was complete in the second period when Panton crashed a stunning 25-yarder into the net.

It’s Harrox’s second PFA Senior Cup triumph in three years and the third South Holland success in as many years after Pinchbeck United won it last year.

Harrox: Lee Keneally, Phil Groves, Danny Cairns, Bobby Patterson, Jonny Clay, Joe Townsend (Andy Law), Billy King, Tom Panton, Sean Gedney, Dan Woods (Ben Allen), Tom Gosling (Ian Bradbury). Not used subs: John Ball, Nigel Steadman.

MOTM: Clay