King’s Lynn Leaguer Street saves in shootout to secure Carrow Road final date

A proposal has been put forward for a shake-up to step 7 football in Sussex
A proposal has been put forward for a shake-up to step 7 football in Sussex
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By Robert Bunting

A miracle was ordered…..and a miracle was delivered!

CSKA were down and seemingly out of their semi-final on Sunday when entering the fifth minute of the allotted five minutes of injury time they were still trailing 1-2 at home to El Sol, with all goals coming from the penalty spot in the first half.

Lewis Thompson scoring for CSKA with a composed penalty.

With time running out CSKA were awarded a free kick some 30 yards from goal which was clipped into the box and a header was goal bound before being saved in a goalmouth scramble then out of nowhere, the “Abbott Angel “ appeared. He steered the ball home from inside the six yard box to send the 50 or so home fans delirious as CSKA snatched a draw at the death.

Extra time came and went without anyone troubling the scoresheet and then onto the dreaded penalties.

We had already seen 3 in the game and now we had more, but El Sol’s composure deserted them as Alex Street saved one and El Sol missed the target with another. CSKA were perfect from 12 yards scoring all four of theirs, romping to a 4-1 shootout win and with that, securing a final date with Windmill (Great Yarmouth) at Carrow Road on Wednesday, May 24.

Congratulations to all involved at CSKA!


A big local derby was held at Wisbech Town FC where Elm hosted MacMillan and in an entertaining 0-0 draw, the post and crossbar were struck several times.

Neither team could find a winner inside of 120 minutes so penalties it was and MacMillan secured the bragging rights and a semi-final date with CR Eastern, with a composed 5-4 win in spot kicks.


Heacham hosted Shouldham in the season’s first local semi-final and it was Heacham who secured the final berth with an entertaining 4-2 win over Shouldham.

Jamie Langley and Danny Child kept Shouldham in it but Heacham’s firepower proved too much with four goals from four players, Joseph Malby, Tom Hawkins, James Davies and Ryan Kirby.

Heacham will play the winner of CSKA v Maltings in the final.


Clenchwarton nearly claimed a priceless point out of England’s Hope before Paul “Smudger” Richardson popped up with a crucial, and controversial, winner with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Clenchwarton MOM was Nick Curtis.

Old White Bell and CR Eastern shared 4 goals in an entertaining 2-2 draw in Southery.

Simon Harvey and Terry Whitwell scored for Bell with CR Eastern scoring through Neil Goodbourn and Brad Key.


Three Holes kept the title race alive with a close 3-2 win over Fleet UC. Jonathan Clark and Danny Hood scored the goals that threatened an upset but Three Holes claimed the win through Dan Cowell, Micah Baxter and Glenn Goodale.

Sutton and March were two sides in a rich vein of form and it was March who prevailed with a well-earned 0-2 away win.

Not many teams will keep Sutton off the scoresheet so this was an impressive performance from March. Ash Taylor and Chris Fury scoring the goals.

West Winch William Burt leapfrogged Sutton into 6th place with a 4-3 win over Tydd St Mary in a thrilling game.

The game swung to and fro before West Winch hung on to claim a priceless 3 points.

Connor Jackson 2, Adam Leadley and Stuart Scott bagged the goals for West Winch with Tydd scoring through Jamie Powell 2 and Jamie Sands.