Round-up: Alconbury send Woodston packing in Junior Cup

AFTER two weeks of interrupted fixture lists, all but one of the Junior and Lower Junior Cup ties were played on Saturday.

AFTER two weeks of interrupted fixture lists, all but one of the Junior and Lower Junior Cup ties were played on Saturday.

In the Junior Cup, Alconbury Reserves threw league form out of the window with a 7-1 demolition of Woodston, but Eaton Socon Reserves went down 3-1 at home to Hampton Sport.

The tightest match of the day was at Bluntisham, where Rangers and Riverside Rovers saw their match go to extra time. With the score 2-2 at full time, Rovers progressed after nicking the tie with the fifth goal of the day.

Fenstanton had few answers to Powerleague Reserves in the Lower Junior Cup as they lost 5-1, but Brampton Reserves eased past Gransden 2-1 to make the semi-finals.


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Somersham lost out in a seven-goal thriller against Newmarket Town Reserves. Two goals from Ross Fairley and one from substitute Jacob Asby left Somersham beaten 4-3 by lowly Newmarket.

In Senior A, Hemingford enjoyed a 5-3 win at Cherry Hinton, but Brampton will be ruing the points lost in the 3-3 draw at home to Mildenhall Reserves.

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Paul Blackman was the hero for Needingworth, who made a remarkable comeback at home against Sawston.

From 3-0 down, substitute Luke Gatford snatched a goal and Marc Puckering bagged a second to set up the recovery, and Blackman netted the third in the closing minute snatch a point with the final score at 3-3.

It was an even more amazing scene at Comberton who led Great Paxton 4-1 in Senior B with 15 minutes left, yet still finished empty-handed.

Delroy Brownie had scored his first goal for Paxton but the game looked over until Mark Davies and Dave Watts hit one each to set up a stirring finish. Tony Knowles then entered the fray and bagged a brace to give Paxton an unexpected 5-4 win and a place at the top of the table.

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