Poor finishing costs Dersingham as Macmillan cause Sunday shock

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KING’S LYNN & DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

LEAGUE CUP 1ST KO ROUND

After the ups and downs of the group stage, the League Cup progressed through to the KO stages and the remaining Division Two sides took centre stage.

The result of the day undoubtedly came at Dersingham where MacMillan produced a gritty performance to win 1-6.

The first half was even with MacMillan finding themselves 2-0 up at the half, and they certainly had their goalkeeper to thank for the half-time clean sheet.

Dersingham went up a lot of gears in the second half and had enough chances to win by two or three, but stout defending, good goalkeeping and poor finishing cost them as MacMillan broke away time and time again to win 1-6.

Gary Bowman scored for Dersingham at 0-4 but it wasn’t enough as goals from Gary Green 2, Lyndon Woods 2, Ryan Alexander and Ian Bootie ensured progression to the quarters.

Elm produced another upset, winning 5-3 away at runaway Division 2 leaders CR Eastern.

Paul Moore, Connor Walker and Ashley Prosper scored for CR but a rampant Elm side went through to the last-eight courtesy of Richard Hunt 3, Anth Horn and Kensey Carter.

West Lynn saw off a plucky Sutton St. James 3-0 with the goals coming from Alex Wilkinson, Ben Whitby and Dean Twaite-Smith.

CSKA kept up their good run with a routine 5-1 win over D2 side Three Holes. Toby Retchless notched Holes’ consolation with CSKA going through thanks to Dave Abbott 3, Aaron McKenna and Jordan Gault.

England’s Hope progressed thanks to a 7-0 home win over a very dogged Flitcham Bell side, Ben Jimson 2, Dean Jimson, Damon Gunns, Sam Whyborn, Charlie Twyman and Ash Doncaster scoring the goals.

Old White Bell saw off March Saracens 8-1 in another routine win over the D2 outfit. Joe Allen and John Murphy both grabbed hat-tricks with Marcus Cumberbatch and Callum Clark notching the others. Shane Knight bagged Saracens’ consolation

Clenchwarton v Heacham was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and will be replayed January 17.

QUARTER FINAL DRAW

To be played January 17: Chilvers v MacMillan, West Lynn v England’s Hope. January 24: CSKA v Elm, Clenchwarton/Heacham v Old White Bell.

HARDY-SHEEN CUP QUARTER FINALS

There were 28 goals over the three quarter final ties at the weekend and the only Division One side in the competition found themselves on the receiving end of an upset, courtesy of a Tydd St Mary 9-3 win.

Tim Lowe nabbed a hat-trick with Martin Ward and Sam Cooper both scoring braces. Ben Thompson and Jamie Taylor also scored.

In an all-CSKA battle it was the Young Boys who helped themselves to a semi-final spot and bragging rights with a close 4-3 win over CSKA Reserves. Young Boys scored through Claudio 2, Tom Brazil and Aiden Grouse, with the Reserves scoring through Adam Drew, Jake Denzy and Max Mattless.

Shouldham and Necton fought out a nine-goal thriller at The Warren with Shouldham edging it 5-4!

Blair Cameron, Samuel Morgan, Jamie Titmarsh and Nathan Bailey scored for the usually rampant Necton but Dan Harper 2, Dan Edwards, Jamie Langley and Adam Warner ensured a semi-final spot for Shouldham.

West Winch William Burt progressed thanks to a bye.

SEMI-FINAL DRAW

January 24: Shouldham v CSKA Young Boys, Tydd St Mary v West Winch WB.