Football round-up: Whittlesey Athletic boss Lodge loves his team’s form and hitting six is a doddle for Doddington United
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Whittlesey Athletic boss Andy Lodge insists his team could not be going into a clash of the Peterborough & District League Premier Division titans in any better shape.
Second-placed Whittlesey, who have reeled off 12 successive league wins, host table-topping Moulton Harrox, who possess a 13-match 100 per cent record, at the Feldale Field on Saturday, 2pm.
And while Lodge is at pains to stress it won’t be a season-defining fixture, he does acknowledge the psychological boost that victory could provide.
Lodge said: “There is no point trying to deny it is a big game, but we could not be going into it in any better form and we will treat in exactly the same way as we treat every match.
“We would obviously love to end their 100 per cent record and no doubt Harrox will be keen to bring our winning run to an end.
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“Whatever happens tomorrow will not define the season at this stage as it is not just a two-horse race for the title, but it will give the team who comes out on top a psychological boost.
“We know a win would put us top at Christmas and that would be a great position to be in.”
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Whittlesey warmed up for the top-of-the-table battle with a smooth 3-0 success against ICA Sports last Saturday. Lewis Stone, Harry Jenkins and Joe Butterworth hit their goals.
Wisbech Reserves paid the price for failing to score a late penalty as they bowed out of the Peterborough Football Association Senior Cup.
The Division One side went down 2-1 to Premier Division outfit Langtoft despite a George Buckenham goal.
Wimblington picked up a valuable point in their Cambs League survival bid last Saturday. They were involved in a 3-3 draw at Ashdon Villa in the Kershaw Senior B Division.
Wisbech St Mary A’s clash at Cottenham United Reserves in Division 2B ended in the same scoreline. James Turner, Sean Landin and Robert Eves hit the Saints’ goals.
Chatteris Fen Tigers remain rooted to the foot of the Division 3B standings after being thumped 7-0 by unbeaten leaders AFC Barley Mow in a top-versus-bottom clash.
The Tigers are now six points from safety while Benwick are only a point above the drop-zone after a 1-0 defeat to Newmarket side The Eagle.
The other local teams, Wimblington Reserevs and Wisbech St Mary B, served up seven goals at that level. Hosts Wimblington ran out 5-2 winners.
Steven Dickinson and Ashley Taylor both hit braces as Doddington United roared to a big Division 4B success.
Daniel Blake and Conor Mazurek were also on target in a 6-1 triumph against Hemingfords A.