King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: William Burt stun Terrington in Cherrington Cup semis
- Credit: IAN BURT
The first semi-finals of the season threw up one of the biggest upsets of the term and a one-sided thumping.
William Burt, ninth in their first season in Division One, took on current leaders and reigning champions Terrington, last year's treble winners – who recently completed the double over Burt.
In wet and blustery conditions Terrington started like a team possessed having three early attempts hooked off the line as Burt rode their luck. However, the away side got their reward when Luke Tordoff was left unmarked to powerfully head home. The visitors pressured for more and hit the crossbar twice before a chipped finish from Matty Clayden early in the second period gave Terrington a seemingly unassailable lead.
Burt pulled one back through Connor Parnell shortly after to give themselves hope and as they piled on the pressure, on a deteriorating surface which the home side dealt much better with, they grabbed an equaliser with Shaun Giles sending the game into extra-time. He scored his second barely a minute after the restart to give the underdogs a lead they would not relinquish as they head into their fourth cup final in as many years.
In a meeting of second v third, holders Chilvers rattled in five goals without reply, thus becoming the first team to keep a clean sheet against FANG in more than two years. The Kingsway-based outfit reached their second successive Cherrington Cup final thanks to Neil Goodbourn's hat-trick and goals from Kris Smith and Danny Jezeph. Chilvers will face William Burt at Fakenham Town on April 13.
In league action, five out of the scheduled seven Division Two matches made it to kick-off but only two finished with a result on a miserable day.
Hustlers managed to finish their game, but probably wished they hadn't, as they ended up losing 14-0 at home to Long Sutton. J Harrison bagged an incredible half of his side's goals while T Lowe (4), R Brothwell (2), and Paul Newcombe also got their names on the scoresheet.
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Ash Taylor (3) and Dan Smethurst found the net in March Saracens' 4-2 win at Fleet with the ironically named Waterfall and an own goal reducing the deficit for the Lincolnshire club.