LOCAL FOOTBALL: Resurgent Moulton are in seventh heaven

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Seven looks to be Moulton Harrox’s lucky number in the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League’s Premier Division.

The defending champions made it seven wins on the trot in all competitions with a crushing 7-2 demolition of Oakham United on Saturday.

James Thorold (2), Ben Allen (2), Bobby Patterson, Chris Hall and Joe Townsend all netted at Broad Lane to keep Moulton fourth in the table – some nine points behind leaders King’s Lynn Town Reserves, who visit Harrox Field on Saturday (2pm).

At the other end of the table, Pinchbeck United now find themselves in the bottom three after they suffered a 3-0 home reverse against Netherton United on Saturday.

Dan Fountain, Ed Patten and a late Ricky Dickinson own goal extended Pinchbeck’s winless streak to seven matches.

Assistant boss Gary Coomes said: “I was proud of the guys, we were simply beaten by a better side. I could not have asked for any more from any of the players and if they continue to put in that effort every week the club will be fine.”

Elsewhere in the top flight, Crowland Town picked up a 1-1 draw at Riverside and Deeping Rangers Reserves suffered a 3-1 home defeat against Uppingham Town, despite Ben Porter’s strike.

In Division One, Holbeach United Reserves earned a battling 2-2 draw at high-flying AFC Stanground.

Club legend Dean Elston and Portuguese winger Pedro Sevilha got the goals.

It was a day to forget for Long Sutton Athletic though, as they went down 6-1 at Thorney. Matty Cawthorn got their consolation goal.