Langtoft United leave it late to book cup final place

Langtoft v Stamford Lions. Photos by Tim Wilson
Langtoft v Stamford Lions. Photos by Tim Wilson
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Langtoft United reached the PFA Senior Cup final for the first time in dramatic fashion on Saturday.

The Vikings pipped Division One title favourites Stamford Lions at windswept Manor Way with a last-gasp goal from substitute Jamie Warner.

Warner netted following a 90th-minute long throw to book a date at Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium against holders Whittlesey Athletic.

Their semi-final against ICA Sports was also hampered by strong winds before the favourites emerged 2-0 winners with second-half strikes from Sam Donohoe and Liam Harrold.

The final is scheduled for early May.

Whittlesey manager Andy Lodge said: “Fair play to Langtoft for reaching their first final. It was our first final last season and we loved every minute of it so I’m sure they will as well.”

The Vikings on the attack

The Vikings on the attack

Meanwhile Moulton Harrox carried on their merry way to the Premier Division title in the ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough and District League.

They extended their lead to 12 points after securing win number 22 of the season at the expense of Uppingham Town.

Billy King (2), top scorer Ollie Maltby (2), Phil Groves, Ben Allen and Joe Townsend scored for the unbeaten league leaders.

Peterborough Sports Reserves took advantage of Whittlesey’s cup commitments to move into second place with a 3-1 win at Holbeach United Reserves.

Langtoft (red shirts)

Langtoft (red shirts)

Pinchbeck United remain three points ahead of Netherton United in fourth place following their 7-0 rout of Sawtry.

Player-boss Ian Dunn (2), Tom Sargeant (2), Tony Edwards, Liam Ogden and Nick Bishop were their scorers.

Veterans Teddy Paling and Graham Morris scored two apiece as Crowland Town won 4-1 at Leverington Sports.

Dan Ireland (2), Perry Rix and Jamie Sharpe scored the goals for Deeping Rangers Reserves in a 4-2 victory at Thorney.