Guard march into last four
Home Guard 2014 beat Westbury United 8-0 in the Glasswells St Edmundsbury LeagueDivision One Knockout Cup quarter-finals at the weekend, writes Bill Tinkler.
The Guard won easily, 8-0, with goals from Callum Brown (three), Steve Chandler (two), Connor Whitehouse, Aaron Cobbold and Curtis Wright.
Last season’s beaten cup finalists, St Edmunds 1965, progressed with a 5-2 win over Wortham thanks to goals from Sam Whiting (two), Darren Brill, Lee Cox and Ben Tooke.
With Stanton’s pitch not ready for use, their cup tie was switched to Bedricsworth.
The score on 90 minutes was 2-2 with Stanton winning through 7-6 on penalties, after Max Milton and Pat Dunne had scored for Stanton and Ross Locke and Chris Gray were on target for Bedricsworth.
In the Division Two Knockout Cup, AFC Black Boy were beaten 2-1 by the Trunk, courtesy of goals from Micah Cummings and Pete Miller.
Thurston beat Bury Wanderers 5-4 with goals from Martin Bennett (three), Olly Pledge and Chris Sanders, while RF Saints’ lost 4-2 to Ram Meadow’s B side following goals from Matt Hawkins, Neil Young, Simon Gay and Chris Thompson.
Walsham B claimed their semi-final spot in the Division Three Knockout Cup with a 4-1 win against Wortham Reserves, courtesy of goals came from Jules Guest, Ash Forbes and Haydn Davies (two).
In the only league game of the weekend in Division Three, goals from Barry Budgen (two) and Callum Dove helped third place Vipers FC bear AFC Weeting.