Gosling fires Maclay to double delight
It was a clash of the second division’s top two – with both already assured of promotion – and a hard-fought game was expected at Amersham Town.
Although Dan O’Sull- ivan netted for Fusion, Gosling’s two goals, and one apiece for Wilf Whittaker and Josh Hart, earned Maclay a league and cup double.
Aylesbury Flooring held their nerve in a penalty shoot-out in the County Intermediate Cup semi-final against Windsor York Road. Their opponents went in front through a controversial penalty but Flooring took command in the second half, levelling through Jordan Jenkins’ towering header. Three Windsor blanks in the shoot-out – including a brilliant Ben Grasso save – were countered by three Flooring conversions as Sam Ward, Nick Gurney and Taylor Collins sealed a memorable result for the CSL new boys.
Magpies 91 progressed to the last four of the Allan Moore Cup. However, Division One side Chesham Athletic put in a gutsy performance and made Mags work hard for their 4-1 success. Toby Francis (2), Gary Bull and Paul Hyde made it safe for the Premier side. But after Jack Grant reduced the deficit to 2-1, Athletic came close to an equaliser as he hit the woodwork.
The quarter-final between Chalfont Saints and Pioneer was post- poned. The Junior Invitation Cup group matches saw a win for Dinamo Chequers over Old Belmont Pugilists while Black Horse and Pioneer Reserves shared six goals in their stalemate.
Dinamo went through by the odd goal in five against The Pugilists with Toqeer Butt, Alex CroninRamsay and Ciprian Chelsau on target. Replies from Tony Holmes and George King kept Belmont hopes alive, although King was sent off later in the match.
Black Horse had David Goss to thank for their draw with Pioneer Reserves as he struck all three goals.
However that was not enough to claim the win as Justin Hutchins, Karl Harris and then Christian Slater restored parity for Pioneer.
The day’s only league encounter saw The Generals claim three points with a 4-2 victory over Old Amersham.
Dale Lee, Liam Tobin, Marcus Horwood – from the spot – and man-ofthe-match Charlie Brooks saw The Generals home.
Goals from Marcus Furneaux-Harris and Nathan Hart provided some consolation for Old Amersham though.