LOCAL FOOTBALL: Dan strikes as Ramsey refuse to let Huntingdon side off the Hook in fine Hunts Junior Cup success
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Rookie boss Lea Jordan has set his sights on county glory to put Ramsey Town back on the map.
Jordan’s men booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Hunts Junior Cup last Saturday with an eye-catching 2-0 triumph over previously unbeaten Huntingdon United.
Lewis Stone’s opener on the stroke of half-time set Town on the way to a fine success clinched by a spectacular Dan Hook half-volley midway through the second period.
Jordan, who has suffered only one defeat so far in his debut season in management, said: “I’m delighted with a great result against a very good team.
“As we play in the Peterborough & District League, I don’t know a lot about the Cambs League teams.
“But from what I’ve been told, Huntingdon United were one of the teams tipped to win this trophy.
“We got in front at a great time and we managed to seal the win with an unbelievable strike from Dan.
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“Hopefully we can go all the way in this competition. County cups are prestigious and winning one would really help us get the club back on the map.
“We’re also hoping to challenge for promotion for the second successive season. Things have gone well so far and it is just a case of making sure we keep progressing and gaining momentum.”
Ramsey’s reward for becoming the first team to defeat United this term is a showdown against another Cambs League Division 1B side, Alconbury, in the last eight.
Alconbury were emphatic 8-2 winners over Peterborough side ICA Sports, who play in the same division as Ramsey, in the second round. James Edwards hit a hat-trick and Jake Shepherd struck twice.
Fenstanton made progress as their seven-match wait for a win came to an end against a team managed by one of their former managers.
They came from two goals down to beat a St Ives Rangers outfit, bossed by Dom Moody, 5-3.
Fenstanton turned the contest when striking three times in the space of seven minutes just before half-time.
Those goals came from Seb Hall, Luke Males, and Ryan Hunt, and were followed a Chris Brown effort and a late Adam Berrill clincher in the second period.
Hunts Lower Junior Cup holders AFC Barley Mow saw their hopes of another county crown ended by a 4-2 exit at the hands of higher-level Eaton Socon Reserves.
But there was one upset as a Division 2B side claimed the scalp of Division 1B opposition.
Brampton Reserves sank Houghton & Wyton thanks to goals from Andrew Conway, Simon Linnell, Chris Weitzel and Omar Marsh in a surprise 4-3 success.
Hunts Junior Cup, quarter-final draw (ties to be played December 3): Brampton Res v Hemingfords Utd Res, AFC Stanground Sports Res v Fenstanton, Alconbury v Ramsey Tn, Eaton Socon v Sawtry Res.