Cup Joy gets Closer

The line up for the six ADL Cup semi-finals are slowly coming to completion, as a number of quarter finals were played last weekend with more to come.

In the Presidents League Cup APBS are looking for a League & Cup double as they reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Tetsworth, their second defeat of the season in seven days as they crash out of two cups in a week. Vinny Iannone, Paul Strong & Lewis Creser with the goals. APBS will face Ayletico who ended Tettys unbeaten run last week. They have to come from 2-0 down to Aylesbury Raiders from the division below who nearly caused a major upset. Daniel Moss put his new side 2-0 before being pegged back, Ayletico winning the tie in extra time despite some late penalty shouts, their scorers Bradley Shepard, Sean Williment, and Chris Hughes

In the Sheffield Jackman Cup Wingrave made it into the semi-finals with a 6-3 away win at AWFC who are now out of all the cups after some good victories. Wingrave had been 6-1 ahead via a George Morris hat-trick Aylesbury Vale Dynamos Development caused an upset knocking out higher Division Oving, Harry Gollins with another brace but Kedge Jeffrey (2) and Stuart Proctor goals saw them through where they will face Ludgershall in the last eight, the winner then facing Wingrave.

In the ADL Reserve Cup the last four line is up is confirmed after Tetsworth Reserves saw off a higher-ranked side in Rivets Sports Reserves 2-1 to reach the semi-finals, Ben Crawford and Sam Smith netting. They will face Long Marston Reserves, Bedgrove Utd Reserves face Prestwood Reserves in the other semi-final.

In the Thomas Field Shield Tring Corries Development annihilated Aylesbury Vale 8-0 to reach the Quarter Finals, Harry Bennett grabbed 5 goals, congratulations of the day go to the Club though after the Vale Keeper was knocked out late in the game, he personally sends his thanks to how quickly he was helped during and after the game.

Back in League Action and it seems a Team needs to string a long number of wins together to challenge APBS at the top. 2nd place Prestwood were beaten for the second time in a week as Haddenham made it three away wins in a row to move 4th, 2-1 this time. Long Marston made it back to back wins thumping Bedgrove Utd to go 3rd,Taylor Brown hat-trick Curtis Donaldson, Oli Garnham & Jordan Brown. Elmhurst also made it three wins in a row and must be ruing a poor start of four defeats as they beat Rivets Sports 5-2, Aliyaan Haider, Ibrahim Khan, Mohammed Waqar and a brace by Saqib Mohammed

In Division One the same winning run looks to be needed to get second place. Bedgrove Utd Reserves gave up top spot after a 2-2 draw with Ludgershall, two months ago they won the game 9-0 but an improved Luggers ensured they grabbed a point via a Jamie Mai brace as Utd drop to 2nd. Stoke Mandeville took advantage returning to winning ways after stumbling through November, a 4-1 win over Wendover Reserves sending them top, Martin White (2) Liam Mayor and George Scott with their goals. FC Titans are 12 points behind with five games in hand as they squashed Quainton 6-0. Chris Davies 3, Frank Andrews and Alex Zachary netting.

In Division Two the big game at the top saw Thame FC draw with Prestwood Reserves 2-2. Thame had won four on the bounce and Prestwood dropped points just the once as they were helped by a wonder goal from Ben Bentley and a late towering header from Ryan Coker leaving the game all square. Leaders Marston Reserves took advantage beating Stone Utd 4-2 to open up a 7 point lead at the summit.  Goals from Barry Mitchell and Will Holman helped AFC Berryfields grab their third win of the season in a scrappy 2-1 win over Ludgershall Reserves who are still looking for that first win. Haddenham Utd Reserves beat Stoke Mandeville Reserves 2-0, Ash Baldwin and Kyle Hopkins scoring. Wingrave Reserves beat Quainton Reserves 5-0 in the days final game, Dan Parker, Adam Raspass, Brad Jones, Jack Davies and Dan Gouldstone all scoring



By Michael

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