Harrox hoping to book spot in final

Action from Moulton Harrox's 4-1 home win over Skegness United in the second round. Photo: Tim Wilson
Action from Moulton Harrox's 4-1 home win over Skegness United in the second round. Photo: Tim Wilson
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Moulton Harrox have hit top form ahead of Saturday’s Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup semi-final.

Five successive wins mean they will be full of confidence facing Brumby at Broad Lane (1.30pm kick-off).

However, Harrox will be taking nothing for granted – especially as the Scunthorpe & District League visitors have scored 73 goals in a 14-match winning run over the last five months.

Assistant-manager Paul Crowson said: “They haven’t lost all season but you never know what to expect – it’s a trip into the unknown.

“I’ve won the Junior Cup three times with Harrox so I know from experience that these sides are more physical the further north they come from.

“All we can really do is concentrate on ourselves but I think it will be a close game and hopefully we’ll come out on top.

“We have climbed the table after drawing too many games at the start of the season and now we’ve put together a run of wins.

“So we must be reasonably confident of reaching the cup final.

“All we can do is try our best on the day and not worry too much about the other team.”

Moulton’s winning run continued with a 4-1 verdict at Thorney last Saturday – putting them sixth in the Peterborough & District League Premier Division.

Ian Bradbury got the only goal before the break but Joe Townsend, Bobby Patterson and substitute Ryan Wheeler put Harrox 4-0 up.

Patterson’s late own-goal provided some consolation for the home side.

Wheeler will miss the semi-final as he is cup-tied after playing for Spalding Town who were beaten 4-1 at Brumby in the previous round.

The other sem-final sees Swineshead Institute away to Hykeham Town.

Moulton had home wins to knock out Kirton Town (7-0), Skegness United (4-1), Pinchbeck United (2-0) before winning 3-1 in extra-time at RM Imp in the quarter-final.