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LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL
Hope hosted FANG with a view to a double, writes Rob Bunting.
FANG are the only side to have beaten Hope in any local competition this season by beating them in the Cherrington Cup. They repeated the feat on Sunday to make their second final of the season.
Joe Whyborn gave Hope hope of the double, but FANG, runners-up to Hope in the league, scored through Daniel Thiel-Ford, Jo Malby and Josh Rowe.
They will meet CSKA Emneth in the final on April 26 at Heacham after CSKA disposed of giant killing specialists Dersingham 4-1.
Dersingham, of Division 3, had already accounted for Division One sides Chilvers and Clenchwarton but a third scalp was one too many as CSKA Emneth finally put their gallant opponents to the sword.
Dersingham made it difficult by being reduced to 10 men after only 15 minutes and went into half time goalless.
CSKA made it count in the second half, scoring through Adam Drew, Kai Ruff, Scott Whylie and Joe Lee. Dersingham got a deserved consolation through Harry Nash.
Dersingham wish CSKA well in the final after their very sporting semi-final clash.
Some 28 goals were scored in four Division Two games on Sunday, and that included two clean sheets!
Kristian Rigg bagged a brace for Farmers Arms as they went down 6-3 at home to CR Eastern. Alex Parry notching their third.
Three goals is normally enough to win a game, but not here as CR went crazy scoring 6 times, including a hat trick from top scorer Curtis Morais. Brandon Wilmore, Travis Toll and Shane Grimes scoring the others.
Kenzie Carter scored all four for Wisbech Social away at March Saracens in an all-Cambs affair, but March, courtesy of Alan Irvine 4, Andrew Abbott and Niall Harris, went home 6-4 victors.
Tydd St Mary conceded five to red hot Tilney Green Lions as their main men, Adam Key and Jason Chilton, notched all five between them, with Key getting a hat trick.
The top two clashed at Sutton St James, where Flitcham made a 50-mile round trip. The league title was decided last week, as was Flitcham’s promotion, but this was still a highly competitive affair and Sutton showed their strength at both ends of the pitch with a 4-0 win. Matthew Rose was a constant ‘thorn’ in Flitcham’s side with two strikes. Jake Clitheroe and Tim Tomizzi scoring the others.
West Lynn got themselves firmly back in the title race this week with a 7-0 thumping of Horsepigs Reserves.
They sit 3 points clear of Dersingham having played a game more. Crucially though, West Lynn cut the goal difference gap down to 5, which still sits in Dersingham’s favour, Gary Halliday led the way by scoring 4 times. Alec Wilkinson, Harry Sands and Nathan Young completed the scoring.