Moulton Harrox’s hopes of doing a cup double this season are over after a 2-0 ChromaSport PDFL League Cup semi-final defeat at Deeping Rangers Reserves on Tuesday night.
Goals in either half from Jacob Smitheringale (44) and Ben Cowles (74) got the job done for hosts Deeping, who have been promoted as Division One runners-up this season.
They will now face Division One champions Warboys Town in the final after pulling off something of an upset against Premier Division big-hitters Harrox.
The last four showdown had been hastily rearranged following the abandonment of the fixture last Saturday after Deeping’s keeper suffered a nasty arm break in the first half, with Deeping 1-0 up at the time.
For Moulton, all eyes are now on their huge Lincs FA Junior Cup final against Wyberton at the Jakemans Community Stadium on Friday night (7.45pm).
Harrox finish their PDFL Premier Division season with a home game against Stamford Belvedere on May 14 (to be played at Knight Street).
Moulton: Taylor, McGuire, Gardner, Coddington, Johnson, Chappell, Kisla, Steadman, Townsend, Ford, Earth. Subs used: Cash, Davies, Smith. Not used: Machin, Murphy.
- Three South Holland sides were involved in goal-fests on Saturday on the final weekend of the regular ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season.
Faring the best of the trio were Holbeach Bank, who drew a thriller against Sawtry Reserves 3-3 in Division Five B.
The six-goal classic leaves Bank third in the final standings, some 11 points behind champions Park Farm Pumas Reserves.
The goals continued to flow in the other matches involving South Holland sides – but not in the way they would have wanted.
Up in Division One, rock-bottom Crowland Town Reserves suffered a 12-2 home thumping against third-placed FC Peterborough.
Arslan Ali and Vitor Vaz both bagged hat-tricks for the city side at Snowden Field, while Hamza Akram and Ayman Trabelsi helped themselves to braces.
Zaid Choudhary and Domingos Vaz Ferrieira Sanha completed the rout, with Jake Woodward and Samuel Leggatt the Crowland scorers.
In Division Two, Long Sutton Athletic Reserves were hammered 11-0 by visitors Polonia. Karol Narojczyk was the chief destroyer with four goals, while Filip Pilarz hit two.
Barring a few catch up games, the season is now pretty much complete.