No slip-ups from Moulton Harrox

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“It’s definitely not over yet by a long shot!”

So says manager Dave Panton who was “buzzing” on Tuesday night as Moulton Harrox took another big step towards the title.

They are 11 points clear at the top of the ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough and District League’s Premier 
Division with 11 games to play.

The midweek 2-1 win at third-placed Peterborough Sports Reserves extended Moulton’s unbeaten record since Panton took charge.

They have only dropped two points this season and also reached the President Premier Shield final to be played against Pinchbeck United in May.

Panton said: “I was buzzing on Tuesday because I know that Peterborough Sports 
Reserves are a very good team who are big and physical.

It’s nice to have a cushion which is well earned and we would be gutted to slip up now from this position. I couldn’t have asked for a better start!

Dave Panton

“Early on they dominated possession but once we got a foot in the door, we started to play football and deserved to take the lead.

“Defensively we were the best I’ve seen to restrict them to a couple of shots.

“They scored from our only mistake but the lads showed great character to come back and win it.

“Peterborough Sports had to beat us for an outside chance of winning the league.

“All the teams below us have got to play each other and they must also come to our ground.

“So we don’t want to have any slip-ups. We are enjoying it and we want to keep going.

“In this league we know if you don’t show up then you will get punished.

“It’s nice to have a cushion which is well earned and we would be gutted to slip up now from this position. I couldn’t have asked for a better start!”

A seventh successive league win for Harrox came courtesy of goals from Joe Townsend and substitute Ian Bradbury, with two assists for Billy King.

Ollie Maltby claimed Moulton’s 100th goal of the Premier Division season in the third minute against Sawtry on Saturday and he went on to bag all four goals.

Moulton also received the boost of an extra three points without playing as they were awarded a victory following a late postponement by Deeping Rangers Reserves earlier in the season.

Moulton will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent home record when they face Uppingham Town at Broad Lane on Saturday (2pm).

Just three weeks ago, they won 5-1 at Uppingham with a hat-trick from Maltby.

Moulton also beat them 3-0 at home in a cup tie in January and Uppingham are now on a run of five straight defeats.

Harrox are also looking for a new reserve-team manager for next season. To register an interest, call Stuart Manning on 07730 770407 or Andy Price on 07732 230894.