Pinchbeck United aiming to push on

ON TARGET: Pinchbeck celebrate Tom Brooks early opener in the 5-3 home win over Langtoft on Saturday. Photo by Tim Wilson
ON TARGET: Pinchbeck celebrate Tom Brooks early opener in the 5-3 home win over Langtoft on Saturday. Photo by Tim Wilson
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Pinchbeck United remain on course for their target of a top-six finish this season.

They have already booked a place in the President Premier Shield final against Moulton Harrox but face a hectic run-in to the league programme.

Pinchbeck moved up to fifth by avenging their PFA Cup quarter-final defeat at the hands of Langtoft United with a 5-3 Premier Division win at Knight Street on Saturday.

Tom Brooks’ early header from a corner was cancelled out before the break but Liam Ogden, Ash Murrell, Tony Edwards and Nick Bishop all netted in the second half.

Jobi Froud, Steven Colangelo and Ben Moore replied for the Vikings.

Pinchbeck boss Ian Dunn said: “We didn’t play that well to be honest as it was just one of those days when we didn’t really get going.

Pinchbeck v Langtoft

Pinchbeck v Langtoft

“But we had a ten-minute spell in the second half when we scored three times and had another two disallowed.

“A mistake let them back into the game as we made it more difficult for ourselves.

“Four or five players were not at their best but this time last year we probably would have lost that game so we have shown progression.

“It’s in our hands but we play nine games next month, which is going to be difficult, so we’ll look to sign a couple of lads to strengthen the squad.

It’s in our hands but we play nine games next month, which is going to be difficult, so we’ll look to sign a couple of lads to strengthen the squad.

Ian Dunn

“The top six and a cup final were our aims at the start of the season.

“We’re in the top five now and we’ve already played most of the top teams.

“We’ve pushed on from last year by bringing in players and my assistant Allan Ross.

“Next season hopefully we can strengthen again and look to push on.”

Meanwhile, Ollie Maltby cracked a hat-trick as leaders Moulton eased to a 5-1 win at Uppingham Town.

Ian Bradbury and Bobby Patterson scored the other goals for Harrox who are now two points clear at the top with two games in hand.

Third-placed Peterborough Sports Reserves - who haven’t lost a league game since last August - kept in touch at the top with a 3-1 home win over Deeping Rangers Reserves who replied through 16-year-old Scott Waumsley on his senior debut.

Holbeach United Reserves won for just the second time in eight top-flight matches as goals from James Ward (2), Ryan Wheeler and Jordan Keeble brought Crowland Town’s impressive recent run to a halt.