Langtoft edge closer to title

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Langtoft United 5 Thorney 0

WITH just five games to go, Langtoft United look on track to win back-to-back championships.

Last season’s Peterborough and District League second division champions are top of the first division this term and, with their sights set firmly on a place in the premier, they hammered Thorney 5- 0 on Saturday.

Chris Joiner bagged four goals and Michael Woodcock scored the fifth on another good day for United.

Langtoft had several key players missing and Ben Martin had warned his players not to slip up. But he had no reason to worry as United were 3-0 up by half time.

Joiner took just 20 mins to get his hat-trick with strike partner Billy Ponsford having an assist in all of his goals.

In the second half the division leaders took their foot off the pedal but still added another two.

Langtoft’s day was made even better with title rivals King’s Cliffe slipping up at Peterborough Sports. And with these two playing the reverse fixture tomorrow, Langtoft are in the ideal position.

Club secretary Barry Woodthorpe said: “We take one game at a time. We have a very hard game at Ketton coming up but we are all aware if we win all our five games we are champions. And I think this set of lads are capable of doing it.”