King’s Lynn Sunday League extra time win for England’s Hope to set up Wisbech final
KING’S LYNN & DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALS
England’s Hope v CSKA Youngboys was top of Division One vs top of Division Two.
They have 21 wins between them this season and 0 league defeats.
This was always going to be a close one and so it proved. A goalless 90 minutes was followed by a near-goalless extra time and unfortunately for CSKA Youngboys it was Aaron Wykes of England’s Hope who found the net in the 118th minute.
CSKA Youngboys gave Hope one hell of a fright but the Hope defence stood firm and they ground out a win like all good sides do.
CSKA Reserves made the short trip across Wisbech to face Elm and a livelier affair was had.
CSKA Reserves threatened another upset in the League Cup as they found themselves 2-1 up at half-time but something was certainly said in the Elm dressing room at half-time as they came out and battled their way to a 3-2 win.
Like their Youngboys counterparts, CSKA Reserves have certainly done themselves proud in their cup run and will be disappointed to get so close to the final.
Josh Bull and Connor Ratcliffe gave the Reserves the glimmer of hope they needed but it wasn’t to be as goals from Dan Short 2 and Jordan Jolly sent Elm through to their first ever final.
The League Cup Final will be held on April 30 at Wisbech Town FC.
With Heacham awaiting the winners, CSKA hosted and beat Maltings in a winner takes all affair, 7-1.
Dave Abbott led the way with three, supported by goals from Max Mattless, Scott Wylie, Aaron McKenna and Jesse Hemmings. Liam Somerton got Maltings’ consolation.
The Hardy Sheen Final will follow the League Cup Final at Wisbech TFC on April 30.
There was a flurry of goals in Castle Rising as CR Eastern saw off Clenchwarton 8-4 to move into 3rd place.
Paul Moore smashed a hat-trick with Neil Goodbourn grabbing two. Ryan Juby also notched twice with Brad Key scoring the other.
No goal scorers sent in by Clenchwarton.
MacMillan upset the form book as they, sitting bottom, beat third place Old White Bell 4-1.
John Murphy notched for Bell with MacMillan scoring through Jamie Leet 2, Adam Key and Chris Eley.
West Winch William Burt beat Fleet UC 0-7 and stay sixth in the league.
Connor Jackson led the scoring charts with 3 goals, Travis Mortimer, Stewart Scott, Matty Gollands and Dylan Pottle nabbed the others.