Thursday, February 6, 2014
The TWGU Cup will see two new finalists this year after March Saracens became the first team to reach this year’s prestigious final.
In a game held in Lincolnshire, against a team from Cambridgeshire, the winners progressed to the Norfolk-based King’s Lynn Sunday League final. Long Sutton went into the game confident of reaching the Clipbush Park showcase with March having somewhat temperamental recent form but it wasn’t to be as Saracens marched to the final by virtue of a 4-2 scoreline.
Paul Newcombe and Joe Harrison got the Lincs side on the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough as D Moore and a back-to-form Jermaine Watson hat trick sealed their passage to the Fakenham final against either CR Eastern Province or Hunstanton who play this Sunday.
In the Hardy/Sheen quarter-final CR Eastern took on the only remianing Division One side, and undoubted favourites, Terrington. Unfortunately for the hosts, they found the visitors ready to come back from last week’s shock Cherrington Cup exit.
Matt Prudence’s treble and singles from Joe Jackson, Robert Palmer and player/boss Gavin Caney set up their side’s semi-final at March this weekend.
In Division One, FANG exacted revenge for one of only two league defeats all season, by brushing past CSKA Emneth 6-0, to ease the memories of their 4-1 defeat. The hosts also showed great bouncebackability after last week’s 5-0 humbling at home to Chilvers. Jo Malby grabbed a brace and the other goals were shared out between Alex Vincent, Corey Brady, Sam Garner and Michael Wood.
Chilvers moved top for the first time as they thumped Wisbech Wanderers 7-2. Ricky Hunt notched twice for basement boys Wanderers with Neil Goodbourn scoring three for Chilvers, and Danny Jezeph going one better and scoring four.
All three games in Division Two went ahead but only courtesy of a late pitch change at all three. Hustlers, moved from River Lane to Kingsway, went down 3-0 at home to Fleet in a battle between the bottom two. Hardy (2) and Thurlow helped Fleet to their third win of the season.
Maids Head, also moved to Kingsway, went down 4-2 to a resurgent Adrian Flux. Kieran MacKender nabbing a three-piece with Shaun Dickerson getting the other. S Hunt and C Barrett were on the scoresheet for Maids. West Lynn played their home fixture with Flitcham Bell at Flitcham, and were seen off 3-0, Dan Fuller scoring all three.