COLTS FOOTBALL: Black Sox prove they are spot-on by reaching final
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St Ives Rangers Black Sox Under 13s caused a shock to reach the Hunts Youth League Cup final.
Simon Coggins’ side saw off higher-level Huntingdon Rowdies in a penalty shoot-out to settle the sides’ semi-final clash last Saturday.
The Black Sox, who play their football in Division B, prevailed 4-2 from the spot against Division A opposition following a 2-2 deadlock.
Thomas Gore, Tyler Johnson, Ben Smith and Jack Suttie tucked away their penalties while goalkeeper Tylor Watson made on efine save. Another Rowdies effort was missed.
Black Sox had earlier led 2-0 in normal time thanks to Ben Smith and Stan Clark strikes, but a pair of Jay Parr penalties hauled Rowdies level in the second period.
Coggins said: “It was our best result of the season and the boys are all very excited to have reached the cup final.
“We have put two Division A teams out already and we know we are in for a tough game against another one, Warboys Black, in the final.”
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The League Cup could form part of a double with Coggins’ lads also aiming for promotion. They sit second in Division B.
Warboys Black are fourth in Division A and beat Fenstanton 6-0 in the other semi. Cai Taylor hit a hat-trick with Jack Connell, James Presland and Charlie Badcock also finding the net.
Bob Horne bagged a brace as Ramsey Trojans Under 12s eased into the League Cup final in that age group.
A 5-1 semi-final success against KC Cougars earned a showpiece clash against Peterborough side FC United Hammers.
Godmanchester Town’s first season as a junior football club could complete with a silver lining.
The new outfit’s Under 14 side booked their place in the final League Cup last Saturday.
Owen Bevan and Lawrence Hammond both struck twice in a 6-1 semi-final victory at Gamlingay.
Their final opponents later in the season will be Ramsey Falcons, who eased past St Ives Rangers Black Sox 8-2 in the other last-four clash.
Kyle Rudland hit a hat-trick for the Ramsey side and Joshua France added another two goals.