SKELMERSDALE & DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Founder Cup: Quarter-Finals
Railway Tavern 3 The Tanner 4 (After Extra-Time)
A HARD-FOUGHT typical Sunday League Cup tie between two very evenly-matched teams.
Railway got the upper hand with a goal from Atherton after 10 minutes, but three minutes later the scores were level when Joe Lee equalised.
Howard put Railway back into the lead in the 24th minute but again Tanner hit back with Newton making it 2-2 at the break.
Railway started the second period quickly and took the lead once more through Harrison after 50 minutes with Tanner again replying swiftly through Newton again six minutes later.
The game went into extra time and with both teams tiring late on Donovan snatched a winner for Tanner in the 104th minute.
Duck Athletic 0Kennelwood Butty Bar 1
AN EXCELLENT game of cup football with Kennelwood snatching the only goal of an eventful match to see them through.
It was D. Wilson who found the all-important goal on the half-hour mark, and although The Duck pressed on they simply could not find the essential breakthrough.
Hare & Hounds 4Village Inn 2
ANOTHER superbly contested cup-tie which saw Dale Sealey throw down the gauntlet after just two minutes with a superb opener for Hare & Hounds.
J. James hit back in the 10th minute for Village but three minutes later Lewis Johnson found a second to put Hares back in the driving seat.
Sealey made it 3-1 after 23 minutes with James hitting back with a second for Village just before the break.
The tie was fittingly decided by man-of-the-match Sealey who popped up with his third goal in the 68th minute.
Toby 5Highwayman 2
A CUP-TIE played in a superb spirit without losing its competitive edge.
James Edger opened the scoring for Toby after 33 minutes but Ben Barnes quickly levelled.
Andy Jones then restored Toby’s lead a minute later to make it 2-1 at half time.
Jones then made it 3-1 four minutes after the break with Edger completing his hat trick with quickfire goals after 78 and 79 minutes before a late consolation from John Woodall for Highwayman.