THE wet weather wiped out half of the league cup fixtures but those that got played produced plenty of goals though no giant killing results.
Print Works 0 Bar du Fay 23: PRINT WORKS went ahead with this fixture much to their credit, despite only having nine men to start the game. The rest was history as the Bar du Fay notched up a record score that did little for the Print Works confidence.
Jay Winsor netted the first from the spot after two minutes followed by four from James Selkirk and another eight from Michael Joyce before half time. Danny Jones bagged another seven to his many assists and Michael Gough, Neil Thorbinson and Anthony Gavin finished off the misery for Print works with their keeper grabbing all the praise from their display.
Kirkby Rafa 6 Coleman’s 2: THIS Kirkby derby ran true to form, though Colman’s did restrict RAFA to a two goal half time score.
A Paul King free kick got RAFA off to an early start with Andy Smith doubling their lead before the break. Ramon McHugh grabbed a second half hat trick with Craig Knox finishing the day with number six. In between Joe Phillips notched a brace for Coleman’s but the premier side were just too strong for their second division opposition. RAFA mom was Mike Long who assisted with most of their goals.
Ambrose Ellis 4 Eden Vale 8: SECOND division Ambrose Ellis gave premiership high flyers Eden Vale a real game, before finally going out to a score that didn’t reflect their spirited play on the day.
A Darren Byer’s hat trick gave Eden Vale the perfect start, though this appeared to kick start Ellis who replied with a brace from Mike Ellis and a Keith Jackson header before the break. Ian Holme then notched a brace for Vale before James Benson reduced the arrears again for A/Ellis who performance did them credit on the day. Then as legs got tired on the heavy pitch Vale took control and goals from Phil Stancombe, Graeme Porter and Paul McDonald sealed the victory beyond doubt.
NAC 8 Left Bank 0: LEFT BANK found the gulf between the second division and Premiership far too much as the Premiership leaders NAC hit them for eight.
Three ahead by the break thanks to strikes from Joe Riley and a brace from Tony Owen, the NAC appeared well in command though Left bank battled hard to contain their opponents for the first hour. Second half goals from Jay McShane with four and Kevin Park completed the rout. Left bank departed with no information supplied but credit for their first hours play.
MCA 3 Standpark 6: MCA managed to play the only game in the area against Standpark, and lived to regret it as they crashed out of the league cup to their divisional rivals.
A brace from Wayne Morrison and one from Bradley Hughes secured the goals for MCA, whom felt that they should have had more from this game. However a Paul Langley hat trick and goals from Alex McNab, Andy Koo and Steve Rothwell assured Standpark’s place in the second round draw.
Sacred Heart 3 George’s 2:
THE all second division game produced the closest result with Sacred Heart pulling off a late win against George’s, who went behind once again before they began to display the attractive attacking football we have become used to from them.
Mark Fitzpatrick opened the scoring for Sacred Heart before Elliot Burke equalised sending the teams into the break level at one apiece. Kevin Hayes gave the Kirkby club an early second half lead before George’s Alan Shut equalised once more. From there on it was end to end with little to show till a late Liam Welsby shot broke the deadlock and secured a place in the next round for Sacred Heart.