Crunch time for Finedon

Finedon Dolben captain Andy Daniels
Finedon Dolben captain Andy Daniels

Finedon Dolben captain Andy Daniels knows that only one result will do when Peterborough come to Avenue Road this weekend in the NCL Premier Division.

Finedon’s draw with Northampton Saints last time out and Peterborough’s hammering of the Old Northamptonians means that the defending champions now have a 15-point lead with two games left.

And that equation has simplified what is needed come Saturday according to Daniels.

He said: “The important thing is that we’ve got to win.

“There are different ways of winning, chasing or setting a score, but we have to just win the game and try to go into the last game with a lead.

“They came here last year knowing a win would see them win the league and we hammered them so we need to do the same this time.”

As for Peterborough, captain Lewis Bruce insists that the game itself, and not the potential outcome, will occupy their thoughts.

He said: “There are all sorts of possible permutations that could crop up on Saturday. A victory there could give us the title, but we won’t be thinking about that.

“We will just concentrate on the game of cricket at hand and our lads can’t wait for it to come around.”

The hosts have Jack Chopping and Jon Dunne back in the side in place of Simon Childs and Greg Evans while the visitors will be without Ashley Rodgers.

At the other end of the table it’s do or die time for Wellingborough Town.

Thirty-five points adrift of Horton House, relegation to the second tier could be confirmed if they fail to beat Wollaston and Horton pick up a decent points haul at Burton Latimer.

The other three games are just a case of jostling for position in mid-table.

Brixworth entertain Northampton Saints, Old Northamptonians host Oundle and Rushton are at home to Stony Stratford.