Salisbury 0Kestrel’s 1 AET
KESTREL’S, reduced to the bare bones after last week’s Premier Cup debauchery, had another tough cup game against the Salisbury in the Stanley Bowl.
And it took an extra time goal from Terry Burghall to see them through.
The game was far from dull though as both goalkeepers had the game of their lives along with the Kestrel’s hitting the woodwork on four occasions.
Referee Sims had his work cut out in extra time as one or two of the superb Salisbury side began to lose control of their discipline but on the day the best team emerged victorious.
Standpark 2Mariner’s 5
IN THE day’s other Stanley Bowl game the Mariner’s pushed on in the competition with a win over Standpark.
John Prescott emerged the hero of the day with a hat-trick while Mike Cohen nabbed a brace to complete the win.
Standpark played their part with goals from David Barton and Anthony Cox while the brilliant Steve Rothwell got the MoM award. However the Mariner’s steely determination and experience proved just too much in the end.
As for the improving Standpark side, they can concentrate on improving their league status in this debut season.
Falcon 6Coach & Horses 0
IN THE battle for the top spot in Division One the Falcon hit the Coach for six and replaced them in pole position.
Three in each half, the Falcon got an early present with an own goal before Jack Park and Tony Cummings increased the lead by half time.
The Coach put in a good shift but a second half hat-trick from MoM Luke Scotland completed the rout sending out a clear message of their championship credentials.
Database 0Platinum M/W 5
PLATINUM are another team with the championship crown in their sights, and despite a late push by Database found this game easy throughout.
A brace by Alan Morrow was all they had to show for a first half domination in which they had Database on the back foot.
Further goals by Joe Warring, James Gardiner and John Whelan completed the rout, with an outstanding save from Bond preventing a late Database consolation from Mike Gilbert.
Sacred Heart 0MCA 2
A SCRAPPY first half stalemate turned into a valuable win for the MCA, as second half mistakes allowed Matthew Owen and Liam Morrison to grab the goals and points for the visitors.
Pitch conditions did not help anyone but the MCA lads dug in deeper and used the mole hills to manoeuvre the ball in patterns that perplexed Sacred Heart.
The mistakes came and the MCA cashed in to improve their seasons tally and push them further up the league.
Ambrose Ellis 6Lanes End 5
THE GAME of the day saw Ambrose Ellis tip Lanes End in an eleven goal thriller.
Ellis who stayed ahead by the odd goal in both halves had scored four by the break in this end to end encounter.
A Kyle Brock hat-trick and a Paul Swain header kept Ellis in front by the break but that was only half the story.
The Lane had played their part with goals from Lee Gavin, Craig Maddox and Tom Hagan as this game twisted and turned exciting the on lookers, and if they thought that could not be matched the second half was just as exciting.
The Lane’s MoM Mike Anderson bagged a brace in the second half, only to see Lee Perry and Ritchie Jobson grab the points for Ellis in the end.
A great game and advert for the league well refereed and a treat for all non bias spectators present.