It’s getting to the really big games in the ADL Cup competitions as the semi-finals draw to a conclusion.
Congratulations go to Great Missenden who are into the Berks and Bucks Junior Trophy last four after a 3-1 away win at Reading YMCA. Charlie Brooks, Karl Lewis & Tom Finch with th goals to reach the semi-finals.
Sadly FC Titans were unable to make it two sides through as they went out on penalties to Burgfield Reserves 5-4 after a 1-1 draw, their fourth shoot out of the season. In the Marsworth Senior Cup APBS were beaten for the first time this season in an ADL competition as Tetsworth won 2-0 to seal a last-four place, Joe Misseldene & Jimmy Riley with their goals.
In the Marsworth Reserve Cup Tetsworth Reserves made it a good day for their Club as they are into the semi-finals with a 3-1 away win at Prestwood Reserves. Ben Crawford (2) and Jos Miles scoring. Long Marston Reserves joined them with a 2-1 over Wingrave Reserves in the local derby, Reece Mills & Brad Freeman with the winners’ goals.
In the Presidents League Cup AVD Development we’re easily beaten 0-5 by Long Marston, a week after giving their reserves a similar scoreline. Marston are now into the Quarter Finals, Curtis Donaldson (2) Dan Farmer, Taylor Brown & Karl Thomas all scoring.
In League Action there were some quiet games and big wins at the bottom for a few sides. In The Premier Division Ayletico finally moved out of the bottom two with a massive six-pointer win away at Bedgrove Utd 0-3, Utd in free fall are now in the relegation on goal difference. Prestwood finally got back to winning ways to secure second place with a 0-2 win at Haddenham Utd, Jason Duncan and Simon Gray netting. Elmhurst and Wendover drew in one of those rare 0-0s.
In Division One it was a focus on the bottom. Rivets Reserves are still looking for that elusive first win but they grabbed a second point with a 4-4 draw with Oving. Just above them, AWFC beat Ludgershall 4-1, a huge win to move them above their rivals and out of the relegation zone at their expense. Jamie Mai had scored one penalty for Luggers but then ballooned another with the score 2-1, AW went onto score two more to end the tie, Aaron Mackenzie, Bruno Ferreira (2) and Luke Down with the winners’ goals. At the top Bedgrove Utd Reserves went back to the summit with a 2-1 win over Wendover Reserves, Ryan Macdonald and Trafford Kiff netting. FC Bierton moved third leapfrogging in form Tring Corries Development with a 3-1 away win.
Goal scorers Liam Thomas, Naser Mohammed & Rhys Williams. Wingrave will be ruing a slow start as they won again, this time 4-3 over Aylesbury Raiders, their fifth win in six in all competitions.
Going 2-0 and 3-1 ahead Wingrave couldn’t take advantage of a red card to the Raiders fullback as the 10 men pulled it back to 3-3 before a soft late goal sealed Wingrave the points eventually.
In Division Two Thame FC used up a game in hand on the leaders with an 8-2 away win at Stone Utd to move within four points with one more game spare, Jordan Davis with a hat-trick & Nick Barratt the headline scorers. Ludgershall Reserves battled for only their second point of the season as they held Haddenham Utd Reserves to a rare 0-0 score, a great save from keeper Chris O’Donovan stopping the home side got their first win of the season. Rich Cairnie scored twice for Quainton Reserves who are just ahead of them but he could not help his side as they lost 4-2 to St Johns, Michael Booth’s treble moves them up to fourth place with games in hand on the sides above them. Stoke Mandeville Reserves grabbed a good 4-3 win over Aylesbury Vale but they were pegged back from 3-0 down before a late winner after a goalkeeping error that denied them a point.
Superb photography provided by Andrzej Perkins.