West Norfolk Scaffolding Sunday League
Divisional knock-out cups
England’s Hope are running away with the league, but found FANG in no mood to roll over, as FANG emerged 4-3 victors.
Ben Jimson, Justin Uddin and Ricky Gunns scored for Hope, but their journey ended at the first hurdle, with goals from Dan Thiel-Ford, Chez Rust, Ashley Page and Michael Wood.
Long Sutton picked up their first win of the season with a close 3-2 win over Clenchwarton. Andy Prior and Sean Copeland got Victory on the score sheet, but Matthew Wayman, Sean Gedney and Tim Lowe-naldo ensured Long Sutton are in the semi-final draw.
Burt ended with nine men and no repeat of last year’s final appearance, as CSKA Emneth progressed 1-0, thanks to a Dave Abbott strike.
Horsepigs are proving tougher to beat this season, but Chilvers just about managed it with a 4-2 win away from home. Paul Richardson scored twice for the ‘Pigs, but Chilvers, who have a fantastic cup pedigree, scored through Ashley Keegan, Kris Smith, Alan Cook and Jack Johnson, who has scored in every game this season.
Tydd St Mary pushed Tilney Green Lions all the way to penalties, but fell just short as the Lions roared through. The game finished 2-2 at 90 minutes, Tilney scoring through Jason Chilton twice, and Tydd through Warren Beasant and Duane Peacock. Darren Andrews for Tydd and Dom Richmond for Tilney got the scoreboard rolling to 3-3 in extra time. Tydd fell down in the shoot-out though, losing 3-0 on spot kicks.
In a game too close to call, Sutton St James recorded an impressive 4-2 win over March Saracens. James Smith bagged a brace for the visiting Saracens, with Jordan Heeley bagging a brace himself for Sutton. Lee Jackson and Robin Mansfield scored further goals to see Sutton through to the semi.
The goal machine that is CR Eastern bagged another seven to see off a plucky Wisbech Social side, 7-4.
That man Curtis helped himself to four well taken goals, supported by goals from Ryan Juby, Travis Toll and Paul Moore. Ian Booty and a Richard Hunt hat-trick made CR work for their win.
Flitcham travelled to play Farmers Arms, and breezed into the semi-final with a 5-1 win, Luke Askew 2, Dan Fuller, Lee Godsell and James Ringwood all scoring for the Winking Owls. Kris Rigg netted for Farmers.
Heacham Reserves pulled off a shock as they dispatched Dersingham Social Club 5-2. James Davies bagged a hattrick and there were further goals for Federico Pezzella and a lob from the halfway line from Kris Smith.
Gary Bowman and Nathan Mitchell scored for Dersingham, who went 1-0 up.
Horsepigs Reserves were made to work for their 2-0 win by an unlucky Fleet Rangers. James Dewing and Daniel Coates sent ‘Pigs through to the semi.
River Lane continue their fine early season form with another win and another clean sheet, this winning 4-0 over a very gracious Elm side. David Howlett 2, Ivo Lipovski and Joe Joyce sent Lane through to the semi.
The semi-final draws for all three cups, and the next round of the League Cup, will take place at the next committee meeting.