Last night’s first-leg games looked fairly even on paper, with matches either being potentially close-run affairs or else a shock not being that much of one should it happen. The one fixture that was all over bar the shouting though was the second-leg between Brandhall and COTR, with the former going into the game with a 9-1 lead. Courtesy of hat-tricks from Dave Wall and Dave Guard, they won 8-0.
Church On The Rock FC 0 MOTM: Stephen Goreham
Brandhall & Quinton FC 8 Goals: Dave Wall (3), Dave Guard (3), Gavin Calver, Adam Chester. MOTM: Gavin Calver
Having already wrapped up the league title and The Summer Cup, Allstar Lions’ attempt to complete the treble took a step forward, albeit just a small one, as they edged their game with Kingsbourne 5-4. It’s going to be a cracker next week.
Allstar Lions 5 Goals: Peter Madge (2), Matt Nicholls (2), Stef Freeman. MOTM: Matt Nicholls
Kingsbourne 4 Goals: Nathan Spear, Jake Spear, Josh Spear, Josh Lees. MOTM: Jake Spear
Most-improved side of the season Men United took on Oakham in a game that could certainly have produced one of those ‘shocks’ referred to earlier. In the end though, it was the Men who produced a comfortable result, winning 5-0, with Danny Bell grabbing a hat-trick.
Men United 5 Goals: Danny Bell (3), Tom Nash. MOTM: Danny Bell
Oakham 0 MOTM: Luke Candelent
In the final game Crestwood Town FC and Tipton Family Church FC went head-to-head with the former winning 8-4. Rhys Harper scored 4 and Alex Perry 3 as they start as firm favourites next week to claim a semi spot. Tipton also recorded a hat-trick, with recent signing Sean Pugh grabbing the honours.
Crestwood Town FC 8 Goals: Rhys Harper (4), Alex Perry (3), Callum Archer. MOTM: Alex Perry
Tipton Family Church FC 4 Goals: Sean Pugh (3), Robin Davies. MOTD: Robin Davies
Quarter – finals (2 legs)
Men United v Oakham 5-0
Brandhall & Quinton FC v Church On The Rock FC 9-1 8-0
Allstar Lions v Kingsbourne 5-4
Crestwood Town FC v Tipton Family Church FC 8-4
Semi – finals