Peacock’s proud day

THE semi-finalists in the Hunts Benevolent Cup have been decided after the quarter-finals were played at the weekend. Sapley Rovers were the first side into the last four as they battled past Eagle Heating, triumphing by four goals to nil. A very tight fi

THE semi-finalists in the Hunts Benevolent Cup have been decided after the quarter-finals were played at the weekend.

Sapley Rovers were the first side into the last four as they battled past Eagle Heating, triumphing by four goals to nil.

A very tight first half ended goalless but Sapley emerged the stronger of the two sides after the break and were rewarded by four goals in 20 minutes.

Tony Peacock opened the floodgates before Ben Heath and star performer Rikki Marr emphasised Rovers' dominance. It was left to Peacock to seal the victory with his second of the game as Sapley progressed into the semi-finals.


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Sawtry progressed after a hard-fought 4-2 victory at home to The Angel Inn of Ramsey. Anthony Shelton scored twice, with Dave Phillips and Scott Wormold hitting the other goals.

Sawtry manager Dean Pawsey said: "We were fairly comfortable and it is a great feeling to be through to the last four of the competition that we won two years ago."

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The other semi-final will be between Ruley's 2006 and Watertight Wanderers after they defeated AC Panthers and Three Horseshoes Southoe respectively.

The two semi-final fixtures are scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 18.

n Eaton Socon Football Club will be holding their second annual Binman Memorial Match the weekend after Christmas.

The annual fixture is played in memory of Robert 'Binman' Maden, who was a valued member of the club for 16 years before he died suddenly last year.

The match is contested between the Oldies (over-25) and the Youngsters (under-25) and will take place on Saturday, December 30, kicking off at 1.30pm.

The old timers will be looking for revenge this year when the match is played at Eaton's River Road ground, after last year's 8-2 trouncing.

Anyone who knew 'Binman' is invited to come along and support the teams, and the clubhouse bar will be open for plenty of refreshments.

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