Sunday league: teams battle for cup glory
LAST Sunday saw the first matches in this season’s League Cup competitions.
In the JMS Engineers Senior Cup last season’s winners Enderby Social were made to work hard at Sporting Dynamo Reserves.
After things were level at the end of normal time (3-3) and extra time (5-5), Enderby went through 4-2 after a penalty shoot out.
Wykin are also through after a 7-1 win at ten man AC Shilton.
Matt Broughton and Ryan Cheshire gave them the half time lead and goals from super-sub Wes Hickling (2), Lee Lovett (2) and Ryan Forryan completed the scoring.
Last season’s losing finalists are out after FC Topps Reserves lost 4-1 to their First Team.
In the other game, Rogue Elite won through after a narrow 2-1 win at AFC Pubwatch Wanderers.
The CS Construction Junior Cup saw Stanton United OB win through at home to The Gravity FC.
Lew Poulter and Lew Dunkley on target and Andy ‘Goose’ Wainscott chipping in with a brace.
Stanton Reserves also won through after extra time at Stoke Golding. Josh Atkinson after 17 minutes, Dave Leeson with a salmonesque leap and header after 29 and Marc Beeching in the second half were their scorers with the extra time winners coming from Mitch Smith and Atkinson again.
In the Stanton goal Darren Page stood in between the posts and pulled off a string of impressive saves to ensure the win.
Shilton United scored early in their game at Red Lion and led 1-0 at the break.
Changes at the break enabled Lion to take the game to their opponents and Kyle Freeburn scored the equaliser.
Shilton went ahead again in extra time only for Tony Moore to level things halfway through extra time.
Shilton scored the winner with three minutes to go. Josh Weaving, Matthew Bown and an own goal the Shilton scorers.
Losing finalists last season AFC Barn are through after beating Thurlaston Magpies 2-1.
Mathew Wright and Lee Armitage on target for them.
Anchor Inn were the other winners as they beat Stoneycroft United 3-2.
In the PWS Division One, Ullesthorpe have started well and doubles from Ryan Brightmore, Tom Merry and Max Proudlock alongside goals from James Lienau and Chris Musson gave them an 8-2 win at Coalville Miners.
There was an entertaining game at The Holywell in the Printing Works Division Two where the home team had Chris Barber (2), Alex Tustain (2), Billy Saunders, Chris Walkington and an own goal on the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough to take the points as their opponents TC Building scored nine!
Their scorers were Corey Simons and Daniel Toone with hat-tricks, Nathan Hall (2) and Thomas Scholten.