Oakham United to play Netherton United in the President’s Shield final

Oakham United beat Uppingham Town in the PDFL Premier. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-150330-164247001
Oakham United beat Uppingham Town in the PDFL Premier. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-150330-164247001
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The season just keeps getting better for Oakham United who claimed a place in the Peterborough League’s President’s Shield cup final on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Peterborough Sports Reserves.

The PDFL Premier Division league leaders won thanks to a brace from Robbie Dance and a goal each for on fire Ben Easson and Eddie McDonald.

They will face cup holders Netherton United in the final of the competition after the Peterborough side Netherton pipped city rivals ICA Sports 1-0 in their semi-final on Saturday with a solitary Adam Scott goal just past the hour mark.

Netherton will be playing in two end-of-season cup finals as they will also contest the PFA Senior Cup Final against Coates Athletic at the ABAX Stadium next month. Netherton also beat ICA in the semi-final of that competition.

The President’s Shield Final will take place at PSL on May 9.

Meanwhile back in the league Oakham’s life got a little bit easier as Stilton’s chances of an unlikely challenge for the top-flight title were officially ended by a 1-0 defeat at Langtoft. Daniel Evans scored the only goal of the game as the Vikings extend an impressive run of form which has seen them win nine of their last ten games.

Lower down the PDFL leagues Coates Reserves sealed the Division One title without playing. A 1-0 defeat for AFC Stanground at Wisbech Town Reserves means Coates can no longer be caught. Lewis Clayton scored for Wisbech.

And at the bottom of the structure AFC Stanground Reserves sealed the Division Five title following their 8-2 win at Tydd St Mary’s Reserves. Gavin Limbrick (2), Lea Ibbott (2), River Walters (2), Liam Stokes and Luke Brace scored the goals for the champions.

FC Peterborough are promoted with Stanground following their 5-0 home win over Ryhall United A. Kammy Khan scored a hat-trick.