King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: Cups take the centre stage in all divisions
Cup fever hit the King's Lynn area this weekend as all teams started their respective divisional knock-out competitions.
In the Cherrington Cup (Division One), early pacesetters England's Hope found FANG in no mood to roll over and lost 4-3. Ben Jimson, Justin Uddin and Ricky Gunns scored for Hope, but their journey ended at the first hurdle, with Dan Thiel-Ford, Chez Rust, Ashley Page and Michael Wood bagging for Fairstead. Long Sutton picked up their first win of the season with a close 3-2 victory over Clenchwarton. Andy Prior and Sean Copeland got Victory on the scoresheet, but Matthew Wayman, Sean Gedney and Tim Lowe put their side in the semis.
Nine-man Burt lost 1-0 to CSKA Emneth, who netted through Dave Abbott, while Horsepigs lost 4-2 at home to Chilvers. Paul Richardson scored twice for the 'Pigs but Ashley Keegan, Kris Smith, Alan Cook and Jack Johnson won it for the visitors.
Tydd St Mary pushed Tilney Green Lions all the way to penalties in the TGWU Cup (Division Two) but fell just short. 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. But Tydd fell down in the shoout-out by 3-0.
James Smith's brace was not enough for March Saracens at Sutton St James as Jordan Heeley (2), Lee Jackson and Robin Mansfield put Sutton through to the last four. The goal machine that is CR Eastern bagged another seven to see off a plucky Wisbech Social. Curtis Morais (4), Ryan Juby, Travis Toll and Paul Moore ensured Richard Hunt's hat-trick was in vain. Ian Booty also bagged for Social.
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Flitcham won 5-1 at Farmers Arms. Luke Askew (2), Dan Fuller, Lee Godsell and James Ringwood won it for the Winking Owls. Kris Rigg replied for the Arms.
In Division Three's David Brewer Memorial Cup Heacham Reserves pulled off a shock as they dispatched Dersingham Social Club 5-2. James Davies bagged a hat-trick and there were further goals for Federico Pezzella and a lob from the halfway line from Kris Smith.
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Gary Bowman and Nathan Mitchell netted for Dersingham, who went 1-0 up in the game.
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 continued their fine early season-form with another victory, and clean sheet, this time winning 4-0 against a very gracious Elm side.
David Howlett (2), Ivo Lipovski and Joe Joyce sent Lane through to the semi-finals.