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Moulton Harrox produced a professional performance to move into the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup on Saturday.

Goals from Josh Ford and Dec Earth secured victory from a tricky trip to Boston League Premier Division side Pointon in Saturday's quarter-final clash.

The 2-0 win also saw Harrox keep a fifth successive clean sheet as they returned from the Christmas break to record a fifth consecutive victory which delighted their management team of Bobby Patterson and Tim Cole.

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190616)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190616)

Patterson said: "All of the lads were absolutely superb.

"It was the sort of game that this competition is all about and one you can look back on at the end of the season.

"Fair play to Pointon because they wouldn't look out of place in the Peterborough League Premier Division.

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190673)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190673)

"We had to be on our game and we did really well. We worked hard and, as much as they battled, we matched them which was good."

Harrox had started well in the testing wet conditions at Fen Road and took the lead midway through the first half with a sublime strike from Ford.

The visitors had been awarded a free-kick 30 yards out and Ford stepped up to smash home a fantastic finish into the top corner of the home net.

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190676)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190676)

It was just the second goal of the season for the former Wisbech and Holbeach striker whose performance drew plenty of praise from Patterson.

He commented: "I was really pleased for Josh because he's taken a bit of stick since the start of the season.

"He played well on Saturday and his free-kick was unbelievable. I don't think any goalkeeper would have saved it. It was what he deserved for all the work he has put in for us."

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190679)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190679)

Harrox came close to increasing their advantage before the break and saw two efforts cleared off the line while Pointon were always in the contest with their lively wide players a threat to the visitors.

Moulton defended well throughout though and were ably backed up by goalkeeper Ant Murphy who made a decent save from a well-struck shot in the second half to ensure he remains unbeaten in more than seven-and-a-half hours of football.

Harrox wrapped up the win with 10 minutes remaining when Ford raced clear before unselfishly squaring for Earth to tap home the second goal and secure their place in the last four.

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190685)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190685)

They have been joined in the semi-finals by Limestone Rangers, Grantham Town Development and the winners of this weekend's rearranged tie between Crowle Colts and Wyberton.

Patterson added: "It gives us something to look foward to but the hard work really starts now because, no matter who we play next, it's going to be a really tough game.

"We are at the point now though where we feel we wanted to be at the start of the season.

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190688)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190688)

"The run of clean sheets is very pleasing and it gives us something to build on because, if you're not letting goals in, then you've always got a chance in games.

"We have got a togetherness among the boys which is good so I'm really pleased for them."

Harrox return to Peterborough League action this weekend when they travel to face Stamford Lions.

Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190691)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190691)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190694)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190694)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190697)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190697)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190703)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190703)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190708)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190708)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190643)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190643)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190711)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190711)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190714)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190714)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190717)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190717)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190720)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190720)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190723)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190723)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190755)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190755)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190758)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190758)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190761)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190761)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190646)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190646)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190651)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190651)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190656)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190656)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190659)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190659)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190662)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190662)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190665)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190665)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190668)
Action from Moulton Harrox's victory over Pointon on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (54190668)


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