City down Ma­clay FC


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CRE­DEN­TIALS: Alex Jones was on tar­get for Queen’s Head in Di­vi­sion One

Clive Tagg MA­CLAY FC’s de­but Berks and Bucks Ju­nior Trophy ad­ven­ture fi­nally came to an end in a 3-2 fourth round exit at Mil­ton Keynes City on Sun­day.

The Che­sham Sun­day League side started well and were re­warded when a scuffed free-kick was ham­mered home by skip­per Beaven Gosling but a de­fen­sive er­ror en­abled City to equalise against the run of play, and they took the lead when a free-kick to the back post was neatly knocked in from a nar­row an­gle to give them the lead just be­fore half time.

Not long into the sec­ond half, Ben O’Con­nor twisted and turned past a num­ber of City play­ers and was re­warded when his shot from out­side the box squirmed past the keeper to level mat­ters, but Ma­clay were dealt a blow when Saif Hi­j­jawi, who City strug­gled to keep at bay, had to go off with a ham­string in­jury.

That proved to be the turn­ing point and City grabbed the win­ner on the break five min­utes from time.

Salih Hodja pipped Gosling and Dan Ren­ni­son to the man of the match award.

Else­where, there were three Al­lan Moore Cup group stage matches which pro­duced com­fort­able wins for Mag­pies 91, Chiltern Charg­ers and Chal­font Saints.

Mag­pies had the prospect of their own re­serves to over­come, which they did with a con­vinc­ing 7-0 to avoid any in-house em­bar­rass­ment.

Ryan Welsh net­ted twice, while Ali Horner, Charlie Saun­ders, Matt See­ley, Chris Pearcy and Dan Ash­win were all on tar­get too.

Ricky Eg­gle­ton hit a hat-trick as Charg­ers recorded an em­phatic 8-2 win at fel­low Di­vi­sion One side Tring An­chor, with Jack Gilling also bag­ging a brace and fur­ther goals com­ing from Flor­jan Marky, Karl Har­ris and Ryan Eg­gle­ton, while Lawrence Stack and Adam Gnu­lati net­ted Tring’s con­so­la­tions.

Bran­don Cum­ber was also a hat-trick hero, as Saints ran out 5-0 win­ners against Old Bel­mont, with George Cum­ber and Andy Keenan also help­ing see them home in some com­fort.

League ac­tion cen­tred on Di­vi­sion One, where Che­sham Ath­letic edged their en­counter with SFG Stone by the odd goal in five as Matt Griggs, Ben Dun­can and Ja­son Dun­can struck the vi­tal goals and Danny Tay­lor replied twice for the vis­i­tors.

Queens Head also scored three times as they strength­ened their case for league hon­ours, goals from David Rice, David Goss and Alex Jones in­flict­ing the dam­age, while Jor­dan Richard­son-Hill was on tar­get for Pi­o­neer. Fix­tures: Premier Di­vi­sion: Last Post v Chal­font Saints; Pi­o­neer v Mag­pies 91 Di­vi­sion One: Ma­clay FC v Queens Head; Mag­pies Re­serves v Pi­o­neer Re­serves; Old Bel­mont v Chiltern Charg­ers; SFG Stone v Tring An­chor Al­lan Moore Cup: Di­namo Che­quers v Misty Moon; El­do­rado v Che­sham Ath­letic

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