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Moulton Harrox endured a cup final humbling as a rampant Wyberton side scored seven goals without reply in Friday night's Lincs Junior showpiece at Boston United.

The Lincolnshire League side were too hot for Moulton to handle with an impressive all-round display in front of a near 800-strong crowd at the Jakemans Stadium.

Two goals inside the opening 45 minutes left Harrox with an uphill task after the break and, when defender Ash Coddington was sent off in the second half, Wyberton upped the ante to score five further times and end Moulton's hopes of a sixth success in the coveted county competition.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517838)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517838)

Wyberton had gone into the game on the back of a 10-match winning run and that showed in the opening exchanges as they came out full of confidence and energy.

Moulton had played a League Cup semi-final 72 hours before the final and struggled to cope with the high intensity of their opponents.

It needed a last-gasp challenge from Coddington to deny the lively Ollie Drummond early on before Alex Beck shot wide after Wyberton had forced a flurry of corners.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517856)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517856)

Beck - who has scored 40 goals for Wyberton this season - was a constant threat to Moulton and he saw one effort cleared off the line by Josh Maguire with goalkeeper Ant Murphy saving well from the follow-up as they continued to push for the first goal.

And it duly arrived after 16 minutes as another setpiece caused concerns for Moulton who struggled to clear their lines and Drummond pounced to rattle home a close range finish.

Goalscorer Drummond then broke clear again, only for Moulton to scramble clear, as Wyberton continued their dominance.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517858)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517858)

Wyberton goalkeeper James Doughty was called into action to palm away at full length an incoming Dec Earth corner and his clearance set up another raid on the Moulton goal as Beck burst clear but Murphy saved well.

Josh Ford brought a good save out of Doughty with a fierce strike as Harrox looked to get a foothold in the game as the half wore on.

But Wyberton had the greater attacking threat and looked the more dangerous with Moulton's saving grace probably being only one goal adrift as the first half moved into injury-time.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517862)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517862)

However, they were unable to negotiate the stoppage time as Beck again found time and space to slot home Wyberton's second goal.

There was only enough time for Moulton to restart the contest before referee Nick Elliott blew his whistle for the interval.

The half-time break didn't give Moulton much respite as Wyberton quickly picked up where they left off in the second period.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517864)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517864)

Beck flashed a couple of shots across goal before a smart turn and shot from Chris Shipley went narrowly wide.

A third goal was always coming and it arrived just past the hour mark as the ball dropped invitingly for Liam Ogden to rifle home.

If Moulton had any outside hopes of staging a remarkable recovery, their night then went from bad to worse as last man Coddington was sent off after bringing down the irrepressible Beck as he launched another raid on the Harrox goal.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517866)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517866)

Wyberton sensed that there were more goals in the offing and, after Drummond had been denied by a smart stop from Murphy, they scored a fourth with 12 minutes remaining with Beck again their nemesis with an astute finish from Jamie Elston's pass.

Wyberton were now buoyant with Moulton just wanting the night to end as Beck completed his hat-trick by converting after Scott Dawson had laid the ball into his path.

Dawson was then sent tumbling in the box and picked himself up to beat Murphy from the spot for Wyberton's sixth goal.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517868)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517868)

The coup-de-grace on Wyberton's night was then added with their seventh goal deep in injury-time.

Substitute Ollie Pinner has been a sterling stalwart of clubs across the area during his career and the popular player drove home a fantastic finish to seal Wyberton's success.

It was a thoroughly deserved win for an in-form side who completed the first leg of a possible terrific treble with Lincolnshire League title glory and Challenge Cup success still on the horizon.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517870)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517870)

Moulton had produced some of their best performances of the season to defeat a couple of the other Lincolnshire League big guns en-route to the final.

However, they were distinctly second best in the final of a competition which means so much to the Peterborough League club.

For a club steeped in such county cup history, they will undoubtedly use the hurt from Friday night's display to come back stronger again next season.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517872)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517872)

Harrox: Murphy, Maguire (Cash), Gardner, Johnson, Coddington, Chappell, Earth, Kisla (J Smith), Ford (B Smith), Steadman (Machin), Townsend. Sub not used: Taylor.

Wyberton: Doughty, Evison (Lawrence), Forth (Martin), Butler, Lambley, Dawson, Ogden (Pinner), Shipley, Beck, Elston (Pugh), Drummond (Rushden).

Attendance: 791.

Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517874)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517874)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517840)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517840)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517876)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517876)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517878)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517878)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517880)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517880)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517882)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517882)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517884)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517884)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517886)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517886)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517890)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517890)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517892)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517892)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517894)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517894)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517842)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517842)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517896)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517896)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517898)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517898)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517844)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517844)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517846)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517846)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517848)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517848)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517850)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517850)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517852)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517852)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517854)
Moulton Harrox were beaten in the final of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup by Wyberton. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56517854)


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