Division Two side Tydd St Mary continued their good run of form on Saturday when they beat first division Netherton United Reserves in the PFA Challenge Cup.
Both sides had opportunities early on but it was the Saints who made the breakthrough on 22 minutes.
Darren Rawthorn put a lovely ball for Jordan Ainslie to run onto that split the Netherton defence.
Ainslie still had a lot to do, with just the keeper to beat, but he fired home.
Netherton came back into the game and David Cooper twice had to make excellent one-on-one saves.
On 34 minutes Cooper made another great save and the cleared ball caught Netherton on the break.
Max Burrell controlled well and then picked out the onrushing Paul Newcombe who found the top left-hand corner for a great goal to make it 2-0.
In the second half Tydd
had most of the play and threatened several times but the Netherton goalkeeper and defence stood strong.
With 10 minutes to go Netherton came back into the game and made it 2-1 with a good goal but the Saints saw out the rest of the match to progress to the next round of the competition.
Co-manager Carl Wilson said: “We really have a good group of lads here now.
“They are listening to what we are asking of them and delivering the results. Things are looking good.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Lambe-Hyner’s hat-trick was the highlight as Moulton Harrox Reserves knocked out Stamford Belvedere 6-1.
Whaplode Drove won 3-0 at home to Thorpe Wood Rangers in the PFA Junior Cup.
Danny Firth, Samuel Lawrence and Joe Strickland were on target.
Long Sutton Athletic Reserves lost 2-1 at home to Rutland DR.
Holbeach United A won 6-2 at Wittering Harriers Reserves in the PFA Minor Cup.
The Tigers’ scorers were Daniel Bergin (2), Taylor Beveridge (2), Robert Lewsley and substitute Jonathan Clark.
Doubles from Ashley Firth and Lewis Bradley secured a fourth successive victory for Langtoft United.
Sixth-placed Ketton missed the chance to gain ground in the ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough and District League Premier Division after slipping to a 5-2 home defeat at the hands of the Vikings. Tiago Camilo was also on target.
Deeping Rangers Reserves threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Uppingham Town. Talal Karama scored both Deeping goals.
Crowland Town failed to christen their new kit with a victory.
Leverington took the three points from Snowden Field thanks to an 87th-minute strike from substitute Paul Wierzbicki.
Sutton Bridge United’s unbeaten record in Division One continued with a 3-1 home win over Wittering Harriers.
Matthew Eaton, Jack Murley and Ben Partridge got the goals.