FOOTBALL: Loss won’t hit United’s title party

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CHAMPIONS Pinchbeck United will get their hands on the Peterborough and District Premier Division trophy on Saturday.

Ian Dunn’s side will collect it after their final game of the season against Oundle (3pm) – but celebrations will be going on all day at Knight Street.

The club’s youth team, who will provide Dunn’s charges with a guard of honour before the game, will also be in action, while a hog roast and entertainment will be put on throughout the afternoon.

Pinchbeck’s spirits won’t be dampened by a 3-2 home loss to Peterborough Sports on Tuesday, which had a hint of “After the Lord Mayor’s Show”about it.

A 40-yard stunner from Dunn, who is chasing the league’s golden boot, and another from Danny Maddison had United cruising at 2-0. But deadly duo Ondre Odain (2) and Addie Staffieri struck to turn the game on its head.

Dunn said: “We were a bit flat, which is understandable. They got a dodgy penalty to get back into it, but overall were deserved winners.

“We’re just looking forward to a great day on Saturday now.”

Also on Tuesday night, Moulton Harrox missed out on second spot Premier Division after losing 2-1 at Kings Cliffe.

Needing a victory to make it a South Holland one-two in the top flight, goals from Andrew Bradley and James Picillo sunk Harrox, who replied through Josh Ford.