Sutton Benger 5 Spartak Rudloe 1
Sutton Benger took a firm grip in Group D of the Gooding Account sponsored Subsidiary Cup as they followed up their opening victory with a resounding 5-1 over Spartak Rudloe.
Plenty of hard work took place prior to the match to enable the match to take place with The Beeches in Shaw answering the SOS to provide the setting for the match and it was Benger who started the brighter of the two teams with a high pressing game from the start and some nice link up play between James Hernandez and Ethan Jones resulted in the former’s curling effort hitting the upright with the first chance of the game.
The post was rattled again when with roles reversed, Hernandez put through Jones who hit the same post in an almost carbon copy of the first chance and it felt like it might be one of those days when a Jones corner was met by a bullet header from Alex Bell only for veteran goalkeeper James Whitehead to produce a superb one handed save to keep the scores level.
The opening goal did finally come midway through the half when Matt Bartlett scored his second goal in as many games, coming in from the right and curling his shot beyond Whitehead and it was soon two nil when James Weston scored from the spot shortly after.
Spartak did find a way back into the match just before the interval when Andy Wilkins was afforded some space for the first time and he scored a trademark drive from 20 yards. This saw Spartak emerge for the second half slightly rejuvenated but Sutton Benger’s stoic defence meant Luke Todd’s goal was rarely threatened with any clear cut chances to speak of.
The woodwork was once again the difference when Ethan Jones and James Weston both hit the crossbar within minutes of each other but Benger finally put some daylight between the two teams again when Ethan Jones finally got himself the goal he deserved when some nice work from the midfield and more link up play with Hernandez saw Jones lob the advancing Whitehead and that was followed up shortly after with his second of the game and Bengers fourth.
The win was wrapped up when a commanding run from Ethan Moore out of defence saw substitute Dan Smith play fellow sub Matt Carter in to drill home the fifth and final goal of the day.
Steeple Ashton 4 Calne Athletic 1
A 4-1 defeat for Calne Athletic away at Steeple Ashton means that if Steve Browning’s side are to progress to the semi-finals they will need to beat Beeches FC next weekend. Ashton who had never lost to Athletic in their 4 previous encounters were well up for the tie against Steve Browning’s side and deserved their latest success.
Steeple Ashton went in at half time 1-1 however a fantastic second half performance seen them brush Calne Athletic aside.
The scorers were Adam Gough, Carl Ledbury, Ollie Nash and Alex Bates, with Matthew Kirtley netting for Calne.
Beeches FC 3 North Star Club FC 0 A/W
Following the decision of North Star Club to withdraw from this season’s Gooding Accounts sponsored Subsidiary Cup it has left Group A of the competition a team short.
To keep things fair all of the Star’s scheduled opponents, Beeches FC, Calne Athletic and Steeple Ashton have been awarded 3 points and a 3-0 score line.
Kingfisher FC 2 Corsham Wildcats FC 6
For a second successive Group B match Corsham Wildcats were very understrength, but come away with a 6-2 win away to Kingfisher.
However it wasn’t the top division that prevailed this time. The Wildcats were unstoppable today producing a fine performance. Darrin Moss, Adam Mitchell and Ben Wickens scored 2 goals apiece for the top flight side with Luke Carr and Josh Butler getting the Kingfisher goals.
Forest Community Centre 1 v Royal Oak FC 2
Premier division, Forest Community Centre failed to pick up their first group win at home to division one Royal Oak whose cup dreams are far from over after a tough battle with FFC which saw the Oak Men come out on top winning 2-1.
Sean Horobin scoring for the home side, Josh Duckett and Danny Williams earned the visitors their win. The home team manager thought they didn’t deserve to lose and said the draw was more deserved.
The defeat leaves Forest tinkering on the brink of an exit from the cup, but they remain in the mix, but will need results to go their way next week.
FC Pilot 7 Libby 3
After romping to an 8-2 win over Misfits last weekend, cup favourites FC Pilot, were in the goals once again as they destroyed local rivals FC Libby 7-3 in their latest Group C encounter.
Stuart Barber with a fantastic hat trick and then Graham Griffith with a double with the ones being scored by Luke Turvey and Sean Meer. Cameron Pearce with 2 and a single for Owen Pearce replied for Libby.