The Tail 11 Civil Service 1
THIS proved to be a quest too far for the Civil Service, as the Tail ran riot and crashed home nearly a dozen goals - one a first half own goal clanger from centre half Ryan Walker.
A Ramon McHugh hat-trick followed by a brace from Mike Hall had the game all but over by the break, and though Walkers crisp back pass gave Civil Service a consolation they never looked menacing at any time.
A second half hat-trick for Chris Grayson and further goals from Kieran Davidson, Damian Albright and Craig Knox nailed home the Tail’s dominance in this one sided game.
Salisbury 8 Standpark 1
SALISBURY also ran riot against Standpark to ensure a place in the next round, but yet again failed to submit a report on their game. A costly habit they need to address as soon as possible.
Kestrel’s 6 George’s 1
KESTREL’S injury hit squad had little bother against a very young and robust George’s side who to their credit never gave up despite being three down at the interval.
Dave Dougdale crashed home four with Paul Welsh and substitute Mathew Jones rounding off the sixth from 25 yards.
Sean Sefton grabbed a well deserved consolation for George’s as the Kestrel’s stepped off the gas and a mention must go to George’s MOM Connor Shut who had a very impressive game at the heart of their defence.
Lanes End 2 Ambrose Ellis 1
IN A VERY close game Lanes End finally toppled Ambrose Ellis out of the cup with the odd goal in three. Goalless at the interval both teams played some good football as they battled for a place in the next round. Danny Thomas opened the scoring for the Lane with Kyle Brock equalising ten minutes later to even things up once again.
Good football and some sound defending kept things even until Lanes danger man Declan Gregson was given enough space to unleash the winner and another lesson learned for the battling Ambrose team.
Melling Victoria 3 Bar Du Fay 0
A GAME where after a first half stalemate one team took their chances while the other wasted theirs. It took a great one two move between Vic’s McIntosh and Hickman to release Donavan Huss for his opener.
The Bar battled back but wasted too many chances to over concern Vic’s back line and keeper so when Paul Healy bagged a further brace this game was well and truly over.
Sacred Heart 0 Village Inn 2 AET
IT TOOK a hundred and twenty minutes before this game was decided as the first ninety produced a stalemate.
In honesty both teams had difficulty producing any exciting football on a wet and windswept Warrenhouse pitch were the grass grows quicker than ivy and every pass can become a lottery.
Extra time found the Village adapting better to the conditions though and goals from Sean Judge and Gary Doyle ensured passage through to the next round.
MCA 1 Falcon 4
MCA found the Falcon’s form soaring with each minute of this game despite an early goal from Danny Jones that put the MCA ahead. That was all they could do before going down to four goals from Mike Mannion, Simon Mains and a brace from Glenn Lamb as the Falcon dominated in the end. Rob Yates was the MCA MOM with referee Barry Sims also getting a mention for his usual handling of the game.