Derby delight with first win for boss Dave

Joe Townsend
Joe Townsend

Moulton Harrox kicked off their bid for Premier Division honours with a derby victory over Pinchbeck United in the ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough & District League on Tuesday night.

Joe Townsend claimed a double, Bobby Patterson was on target and late substitute Ainsley Johnson netted for the first time in over a year.

Liam Ogden got the reply after also scoring alongside Nick Bishop to earn a 2-2 draw for Pinchbeck at home to Netherton United last Saturday.

In Dave Panton’s opening game as boss, Harrox shared the PFA Jack Hogg Charity Shield on Friday night after a 1-1 draw with Whittlesey Athletic at Peterborough Northern Star.

Skipper Billy King missed a penalty but Ian Bradbury put Moulton ahead before Adam Piergianni curled home an equaliser.

With no extra-time or penalties played, the shield will spend six months in the care of Athletic before being handed over to Harrox.

Holbeach United’s reserves are off to a sensational start with 13 goals in two games.

All five on Saturday came in the first half against Stilton United as Jordan Keeble (3), Paul Newcombe and an own-goal ensured they could even afford to concede twice.

In midweek Holbeach won 8-0 at Leverington Sports thanks to doubles from Tom Gosling, Jonny Wiggins and Gary Chappell, plus another effort for Keeble and an own-goal.

Joe Dobson was on target as Langtoft United secured a 1-1 draw at Crowland Town who had opened with a 7-0 home win over Riverside.

The weekend goals were shared by Jamie Beeken, Spencer Clarke, Patrick Dooner, Dan Walker, Ian Walker, Simon Acton and Steven Paling.

Deeping Rangers reserves won 3-1 at Sawtry courtesy of Ben Cowles (2) and Connor Pilbeam.

In last weekend’s Division One action, Spalding United reserves lost 3-1 at home to Oundle Town with a response from Jack Wycherley.

Matthew Cawthorn scored Long Sutton Athletic’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Stamford Belvedere.

Moulton’s reserves lost 2-0 at Whittlesey’s second string and Baston went down 3-0 away to Peterborough ICA Sports reserves.