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Moulton Harrox beat Leverington Sports in Peterborough League Premier Division clash

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Moulton Harrox produced a solid response to last week's disappointing defeat as they returned from Saturday's trip to Leverington with a four-goal success.

Co-managers Bobby Patterson and Tim Cole had been unhappy with their side's second half display in last Saturday's 4-2 away reversal at Oakham United where they surrendered a two-goal advantage.

However, they hit three goals without reply in the opening period this weekend before adding a fourth after the break to make an instant return to winning ways in the Peterborough League Premier Division.

Joe Townsend was on target for Moulton Harrox on Saturday. (53273788)
Joe Townsend was on target for Moulton Harrox on Saturday. (53273788)

Patterson said: "We let the boys know before the game what we thought about last week and fair credit to them because they turned up with the right attitude.

"Last week upset them as well so you could tell in the warm-up that we were on it and we got the damage done in the first half.

"It could have been more than three and, although the second half went a bit flat as you would expect, we got the job done."

Harrox had a strong appeal for a penalty turned down before they broke the deadlock as youngster Alfie Woodward - who had another outstanding game - was taken out as he burst into the box but the visitors' pleas for a spot kick were rejected.

It only took them a further two minutes though to move ahead as Dec Earth was sent racing clear and he rounded the keeper to slot home the opening goal.

Joe Townsend then doubled the lead as he got in front of his marker to volley home a cross that had been whipped in from the left.

A diagonal pass was then sent Woodward's way and he went through to score Moulton's third goal before the break.

A fourth followed in the second period to seal Moulton's win as a decent passing move saw the ball pulled back to Ian Bradbury who knocked it home.

Leverington came close to snatching a late consolation but goalkeeper Ant Murphy ensured a clean sheet with a superb reaction save at point blank range.

The win leaves Moulton in fourth spot ahead of Saturday's home clash with sixth-placed Oundle at Broad Lane.

Joint boss Patterson added: "I was pleased with the overall performance. There will be harder games ahead but you have to enjoy the wins.

"We now need to approach every game like we did at the weekend because Oundle will be a tough test on Saturday."

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