Saints outshine Magpies 91 to progress
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CUP action dominated last weekend’s Chesham Sunday League programme on a frosty morning, which forced off Chesham Athletic’s home fixture with Maclay FC.
Premier Division title hopefuls Magpies 91 and Chalfont Saints met in the Chesham Charity Cup, and it was Saints who eventually prevailed to lay down a marker for the league run-in. Two goals from Mitchell McNulty and Connor Cumber proved enough for Saints to progress.
In the same competition, Eldorado faced Arthur’s in what was to be an eventful encounter.
Four goals apiece at full time, the visitors went through 6-5 in extra-time. Kieran Webb can feel aggrieved to be on the losing side as he netted four of Eldorado’s goals, with Darryl Cooper also on target, but they exit at the second round stage.
Ben Farrow also bagged four as SFG Stone beat Pioneer Reserves 7-2 in the League Cup, with Danny Taylor, Tommy Buchan and Aaaron Norman also inflicting damage on Pioneer, for whom Ben Ford and Andy Caple replied.
Tring Anchor had the daunting prospect of a visit to current champions Pioneer in an Allan Moore Cup group stage match, and in the event the result went to form, but a spirited effort from Anchor restricted the hosts to goals via Wheeler-Smith, Viney, Spurr, Kenealy and McVeigh.
Premier League duty fell to Last Post and Dinamo Chequers, who played out a high-scoring match producing ten goals. Unfortunately for Dinamo, Post netted seven of the ten through Craig Bousfield (2), Miles Beavan (2), Gary Bull, Leo Smith and Joel Breakspear.
Chequers did hit back courtesy of Aiden Glaser, Harry Edwards and Dan Fletcher, but top flight victories have been few and far between since their bright start to the campaign.
In Division One, Queens Head and Old Belmont Pugilists recorded contrasting wins against Chiltern Chargers and Magpies 91 Reserves. Queens made light of Chargers, scoring six times through Casey Birkett (2), Alex Jones, Dan Benning, David Goss and Peter Jobes, while the Pugilists had to rely on just a single goal from Dale Lee to earn maximum points.