LYNN & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE CHERRINGTON CUP SEMI-FINAL
Chilvers are on course for their fifth straight Cherrington Cup win after ruthlessly and professionally disposing of a gutsy Flitcham Bell 2-0 in the semi-final.
Flitcham gave their all in their attempt to reach a maiden Cherrington final but Chilvers’ prolificacy in front of goal ultimately won the tie.
Flitcham should have no shame as they gave their all.
Danny Jezeph and Kris Smith scored the all-important goals.
Englands Hope took on Dersingham Social in the other semi-final and it was Hope who set up a repeat of the 2014 League Cup Final, by winning, in ruthless fashion, 5-0.
Despite the one-sided score line Dersingham plucked away at the league leaders and gave as good as they got, but once Hope got their noses in front they added fruitfully to the score line.
Hope remain on course for a historic treble, a feat not achieved since Terrington did it in 2013.
Ben Jimson led the way with 2 goals, plus singles for Michael Chow, Charlie Twyman and Paul Richardson. The final is at The Walks on April 24 with a 10.30am kick off.
QUEEN ELIZABETH CUP SEMI-FINAL
CR Eastern progressed to their first ever final after a hard-fought 3-1 home win over Elm.
Elm have been mightily prolific all season but the CR defence restricted them to just a solitary goal, scored by Kensey Carter. Curtis Morais was again the star man for CR by notching twice, with Travis Toll scoring a third. Elm do not get beat easily so this was a very impressive win by a previously out-of-sorts CR Eastern.
Heacham will meet CR in the final after dispatching Three Holes in the semi-final. Heacham’s defence stood firm and that clean sheet was the basis of their victory. Scott Deadman scored the breakthrough goal with Barry Chilvers scoring the decisive second to register a 2-0 win.
Heacham made last year’s Martin Brewer Cup Final so will know all about dealing with the pressure of a final. With CR Eastern top of Division Two, it certainly is down to be a cracker!
The Final is on April 24 at The Walks and will follow the Cherrington final, 1.30pm.
FANG hosted Sutton St James at Lynnsport and it was unlucky 13 for Sutton as they fell to a 13-0 defeat.
There were hat-tricks for Alex Oughton and Lewis Osborn and a pair for Ash Fountain. Jo Malby, Michael Rix, Jack Gould, Shaun Dickerson and Jake Morley all scored once.
In a game of two halves, Clenchwarton Victory took a deserved lead after a Ryan Barnes cross found Lee Dix to head home. Straight after the start of the second half CSKA equalised through Max Matless before a carbon copy of Victory’s goal gave them the lead, with Jake Graham the match winner. With the wind picking up Clenchwarton pressed hard for an equaliser but CSKA held on.
CSKA Reserves made it back-to-back wins for the first time this season after seeing off Shouldham with an impressive 5-0 win. CSKA shared the goals out between Joe Lee, Toby Killingsworth, Scott Wylie, Connor Ratcliffe and Benas Audinis.
CSKA Young Boys made it a hat-trick of wins for the CSKA machine by seeing off basement boys William Burt, 3-1. Club stalwart Matty Gollands notched for Burt but the win was secured for Young Boys through Jake Gent, Tom Brazil and Joe Reed.
Tydd hosted March and what a game it turned out to be! March raced into a three-goal lead before Tydd closed the gap to 3-2 late in the first half. Tydd then missed a game-changing ‘sitter’ right on the stroke of half time.
March extended their lead to 4-2 before Tydd, with 15 minutes to go, set up a tense finale by narrowing the gap to 4-3. Tydd huffed and puffed but March held on for a memorable victory. Ash Taylor and Dan Smethurst shared the goals for March and for Tydd Tim Lowe bagged a brace and Ryan Jones also scored.
MacMillan took advantage of Heacham’s and CR Eastern’s cup involvement to close the gap on the leading pack by winning 5-0 at Necton.
Lyndon Woods bagged a three-piece with goals for Wayne Morton and Michael Richardson.