Football Round-Up - April 26/27
FOOTBALL ROUND-UP FA Sunday Benevolent Cup Final Sawtry 3 Longueville 2 A GOAL in the second minute of added time saw Sawtry win the Sunday Benevolent Cup for the third time in four years. The holders fell behind to a penalty when Alex Smith was adjudged
FA Sunday Benevolent Cup Final
Sawtry 3 Longueville 2
A GOAL in the second minute of added time saw Sawtry win the Sunday Benevolent Cup for the third time in four years.
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The holders fell behind to a penalty when Alex Smith was adjudged to have handled but the same player made amends for his error when he grabbed the equaliser just before the break.
Sloppy defending gifted Longueville with another goal but Sawtry captain Anthony Shelton came to his team's rescue when he lobbed another equaliser on 82 minutes.
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With extra time looming it was Shelton who found room to slot home to record a great win for his side.
Huntingdon United Reserves finished the season on a high by beating Thrapston Reserves 3-0 in UCL Reserve Two. The runaway league winners brought their season's league goals tally to 83 from only 30 games. In UCL Reserve One, St Neots Reserves suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Stewart and Lloyds Reserves but look to have secured a top five position.
In the Peterborough Premier League, Alconbury ended the season with a poor 3-1 loss at Whittlesey, Gary Gibbs netting the consolation but in Division One Ramsey signed off with a 5-2 win at Ketton. David Bagnell, Jamie Darlow, Jason Morris, Steven Robson and Oliver Verrall all found the net to leave Rams 12 points clear of the pack.
In Division Two Sawtry went down 3-2 at Langtoft United, giving them fifth place for the season's efforts and in Reserve Division One Ramsey Reserves will finish in third or fourth after a final game 3-1 win at Parsons Drove. In the same league Alconbury Reserves suffered a massive setback in their fight for survival as they lost 4-0 at the hands of Langtoft Utd Reserves.
In the Kershaw Premier, Eaton Socon saw off lowly Needingworth United 2-1 and with Great Paxton going down 4-1 to Over, the two local clubs still fight over survival with the ball in Needingworth's court.
Somersham scrambled to a 2-2 draw in their fight to stave off relegation fears and Hemingfords United came home with a point in the 1-1 draw at West Wratting.
BIS 1B could lose Great Paxton Reserves after they crashed 4-1 to bottom club Waterbeach Reserves. Elsewhere in the division, mid-table Buckden and Fenstanton went down 3-1 and 6-1 respectively to Bottisham and Cottenham Utd Reserves while Eaton Socon Reserves hammered six past Barton Mills.
In 2B Godmanchester Rovers Reserves are safe after the 4-0 destruction of Lode and Somersham Reserves and Needingworth Utd Reserves sit comfortably, the former winning 3-1 against Sutton and the latter losing 5-0 to Newmarket White Lion.
Eaton Socon A may have to sweat it out despite winning 6-1 at Hempstead as mathematically they are not safe from the drop. Likewise, in 3B, Huntingdon RGE needed points on their visit to Lakenheath Reserves but fell to a 4-2 defeat. Brampton Reserves brought home a 2-2 draw from Wisbech St Marys and fellow mid-tablers St Ives Town A took a 3-0 home beating to Mepal.
Earith continue on their winning ways with a 9-3 positive against Downham Swifts in 5B and in 5A Gransden Chequers won 3-0 against Haslingfield.