King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: Tilney’s lions roar to cause a big cup upset
08:30 09 January 2014
The eight losing teams from the League Cup second round made up the entrants in the King’s Lynn Sunday League’s Hardy/Sheen competition.
Only two Division One teams are involved, with the other six from Division Two, and the competition got off to a flying start. Tilney Green Lions brushed Wisbech Wanderers aside 5-1 to claim a top-flight scalp. M Crawford (3), C Young and Darius Suchocki helped Tilney roar to a famous win. I Crisp netted a consolation.
River Lane also pulled off a surprise result by beating same-level Elm 3-0. D Manser, M Tuttle and M Gilbert got the all-important goals. And March Saracens edged Long Sutton 5-4 in a thrilling quarter-final. J Harrison (3) and M Garner bagged for Sutton but it wasn’t to be as R Powell (2), J Smith, J Hazel and D Smethurst won it for Saracens.
The draw for the semi-final guarantees at least one newly-formed team will reach a final in their debut season. River Lane host Tilney while March entertain either CR Eastern Province or Terrington.
In league action, Vulcatech emerged 4-3 Division One victors against CSKA Emneth, who scored through M Matless, J Lee and Scott Whylie. But Tech left Wisbech with all three points thanks to C Mann, Kenzie Corbett, Shane Crown and Wayne Mitchell.
FANG, playing their last home game at River Lane before moving across to the 3G at Lynnsport, saw off Horsepigs 6-1. The away side did register through Sam Hanslip but it was nowhere near enough as FANG kept up their title challenge through Alex Oughton (3), Alex Vincent, Sam Garner and Colin Buffham. Chilvers, who scored through Kris Smith (2) and Danny Jezeph, needed two late goals to see off William Burt 2-1. Ben Ridgwell had claimed the hosts’ equaliser.
In Division Two, Flitcham Bell drew 3-3 with CR Eastern. Curtis Morais (2), N Powley and Bell’s Dan Fuller (2) and A Daniels got their names on the scoresheet. Maids Head edged Hustlers 3-2. T Lee, J Palmer and R Williams bagged for the victors while Ben English hit a brace for Hustlers. Finally, Hunstanton made it 12 league wins from as many games by hammering West Lynn 8-1. C Copeland (3), Jack Lincoln, G Mortimer, J Rudd, J Davis and Karl Tansley scored for the Seasiders. West Lynn did their goal dance via Billy Elliott.