Moulton Harrox are through to the semi-finals of the Peterborough Senior Cup after victory over Eye United
A stunning start swept Moulton Harrox into the semi-finals of the Peterborough Senior Cup on Saturday.
They scored four goals in the opening half of their quarter-final clash with Premier Division rivals Eye United at Pinchbeck's Knight Street ground.
A fifth goal then followed early in the second period to ensure Harrox booked their place in the last four where they will take on Wittering Premiair this weekend.
Assistant boss Bobby Patterson was full of praise for his charges who overcame the early setback of losing skipper Billy King to a nasty knee injury.
Patterson said: "We played really well.
"We came out of the traps in the first 20 minutes and just blew them away.
"We scored three goals in that period and then got another just before half-time which virtually sealed it for us.
"We then got a fifth goal just after the interval which was handy for us really because it allowed us to protect a few players ready for this weekend."
Harrox came out with all guns blazing from kick-off and hit the front with a fine finish from Ian Bradbury in a one-on-one.
Joe Townsend converted from a corner to double Harrox's lead before he pounced on a rebound after the Eye keeper had made a save to increase their advantage further.
The goal of the game then arrived just before half-time when Dec Earth unleashed a superb strike from a free-kick that flew into the top corner of the Eye net from 30 yards out.
Bradbury made it five with his second of the afternoon early in the second half to allow Harrox to ring the changes in a fine all-round performance that was watched by a decent crowd at Knight Street.
Youngster Alfie Woodward again had a fine game for Harrox after starting on the right-hand side of midfield before moving into the centre of the park following King's unfortunate early departure.
Patterson added: "You could just tell from the warm-up that the lads were on it and everyone was focussed.
"Eye kept battling away but keeping a clean sheet was also key for us after the intensity of how we had started.
"Alfie was our man of the match which was a real positive for us. He had earned his start and was there on merit and showed that he can do it in a more competitive game.
"We also had a good crowd on Saturday and obviously the weather helped as well. Hopefully we can get the same again this weekend."
Harrox will be again be playing at Pinchbeck on Saturday with their semi-final kicking off at 2pm.