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Moulton Harrox face Wittering Premiair in the semi-final of the Peterborough Senior Cup

Moulton Harrox will be aiming to book their place in the final of the Peterborough Senior Cup this weekend.

They take on Wittering Premiair in the semi-final of the competition in a contest that is being played at Pinchbeck United’s Knight Street ground (2pm kick-off).

Harrox have so far won all three of their group games and then secured their semi-final spot with a 5-0 victory over Eye United in the last eight clash on Saturday.

Assistant boss Bobby Patterson and first team manager Kev Nottingham. (47821310)
Assistant boss Bobby Patterson and first team manager Kev Nottingham. (47821310)

Moulton scored four times in the first 45 minutes of the quarter-final clash and assistant manager Bobby Patterson is hoping for another rapid start from his side against a Wittering team which will be joining Harrox in the Premier Division next season.

They were top of Division One when the coronavirus pandemic curtailed the campaign and have already defeated top flight sides Eye United and Ketton en-route the last four.

Patterson said: “Every game that we have played so far we have gone up a bit and this weekend will be another step up for us. It is testament to the players that they have gone up a gear and I am confident that we can do the same this weekend.

“Wittering will do well in the Premier Division next season and they have got two strikers who are good players who know where the net is.

“Our back four will have to be on their toes but Jonny Clay and Ash Coddington, on their day, are the best two defenders in the league.

“We certainly don’t think that we have got the game won but, as long as we turn up focussed like we did last weekend, we will always be quietly confident.

“We need to start brightly again and kill the game because it can demoralise teams.

“We did that last week and it would be brilliant if we could do that again but, if not, we should have enough experience to be patient for it to come.”

Harrox could be without skipper Billy King for Saturday’s clash after he was forced off injured at the weekend.

But Patterson feels his side have plenty of leadership in their ranks with strength in depth also in their squad which saw teenager Alfie Woodward impress in the weekend win.

He added: “We have the players who can step in and do a job for someone of Billy’s calibre.

“We have got good leadership in our group and there are four or five players who would be captains of many sides in our league.

“The likes of Jonny Clay, Ash Coddington, Joe Townsend and Ian Bradbury are natural leaders so when they all come together it is a really impressive group of players.

“They can help the other lads and look after the likes of young Alfie which is really good. We have been lucky over the years because we have always had that balance.”

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