KING’S LYNN & DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL
All the final line-ups are now complete after CSKA and England’s Hope progressed to the League Cup final in a self-proclaimed, ‘Battle of the Fens’.
England’s Hope faced old adversaries Chilvers in a treble-deciding game, and Hope took this one with a 3-1 away win.
Kris Smith got Chilvers on the scoresheet but it wasn’t to be enough as goal machines Ricky Gunns 2 and Michael Chow saw Hope into their second final of the season.
They will meet CSKA in the final who will be defending their league cup crown.
CSKA hosted Old White Bell in a tense affair switched from their normal ground.
CSKA took the lead through Callum Fendley midway through the second half with a long-range effort that seemed to deceive the Bell keeper.
White Bell aren’t a team to give up easily and got their rewards in the last 10 minutes when the ever-young John Murphy added a scintillating strike from a tight angle to take the tie into extra-time.
Jordan Goult gave CSKA the lead back in the first half of extra-time before Kai Ruff confirmed their second successive League Cup final appearance.
Clenchwarton got themselves back to winning ways with a 3-1 away win over Flitcham Bell, who had been in good form.
Sam Hewitt bagged for Bell with Ryan Barnes scoring a screamer for Clenchwarton, while Jake Ellis and Lee Dix bagged the extras.
England’s Hope 9 9 0 0 27
FANG 11 8 0 3 24
Chilvers 6 5 0 1 15
CSKA 7 5 0 2 15
Clenchwarton 11 4 1 6 13
O W Bell 10 3 2 5 11
West Lynn 9 3 0 6 9
Flitcham Bell 9 2 0 7 6
Sutton SJ 10 0 1 9 1
The result of the day came at Three Holes where West Winch claimed their first point of the season at the 12th attempt with a 1-1 draw.
Tom Hubbard gave Three Holes the lead before hero Matty Gollands with a stunning free-kick from 30 yards or more rescued a point for the Burt boys.
Heacham romped away to a 6-1 win over CSKA Reserves which boosted their promotion and title charge.
Josh Everett and Tom Hawkins led the way with a pair apiece with further goals for Elliot Wilson and Patrick Barrett.
Necton returned to winning ways after a wretched run with a 3-1 win over Shouldham, which came courtesy of a Nathan Bailey hat-trick, Sam Kent scoring for Shouldham.
Elm claimed an emphatic 13-1 win at Tydd St. Mary, who did at least score through Ryan Smith. Elm scorers: Richard Hunt four, Kensey Carter a hat-trick, Anth Horn twice, with single strikes for Warren Beasant, Lee Briggs, Elliot Vahnsburgh and an unfortunate own goal.
CR EP 14 10 1 3 31
Elm 13 9 1 3 28
Heacham 11 9 0 2 27
Macmillan 11 7 1 3 22
CSKA YB 15 7 1 7 22
Necton 16 6 3 7 21
Shouldham 14 6 2 6 20
CSKA Res 14 5 2 7 17
Saracens 14 5 1 8 16
Three Holes 12 3 3 6 12
Tydd 14 3 2 9 11
West Winch 12 1 1 10 4
Division One: Dersingham Social Club v Clenchwarton Victory, Flitcham Bell v Chilvers, Sutton St James v CSKA, Tilney Green Lions v FANG, West Lynn Wanderers v England’s Hope.
Division Two: CSKA Res v March Saracens, Elm v Shouldham, Necton v CSKA Y Boys, Three Holes Tig v CR Eastern Province, West Winch William Burt v Tydd St Mary.