Peterborough and District League, Premier Division
Moulton Harrox 3 Sutton Bridge United 0 (att 280)
The start of the English football season seems to get earlier every year, but while a July start helps some clubs prepare for next weekend's FA Cup ties, for the Peterborough League it's a chance to boost their finances with an organised 'groundhop'.
The Peterborough 'hop' has evolved into an annual event including teams from the local league as well as the higher-ranked United Counties League, but as it's just the district teams I needed (and not all of them) I settled for just one of the three matches, with staggered kick offs, available today.
Moulton is a village just outside Spalding, and the Broad Lane ground is an attractive spot in summer, with a roped off pitch and a pair of sturdy dugouts flanking a small covered structure, which might originally have been intended for spectators.
In any case there were far too many today to squeeze into it, with an official head count of 280 watching a comfortable win for the hosts.
Moulton Harrox had the game won by half time, scoring all three of their goals before the break. The second half was something of a non event, although Sutton Bridge performed better and on another day might have had a goal for their efforts.
Two more Peterborough and District League games for me tomorrow .... and we're still in what used to be called the close season.