WILTSHIRE JUNIOR CUP: Rangers shock Eagles to make final eight

THE Trowbridge & District League were always going to be guarenteed one side in the quarter-final of this season's Wiltshire Junior Cup, but the outcome for the match between first division Calne Eagles and third division Trowbridge Rangers wasn’t the one that would have been expected as the latter claimed a 2-0 victory to book their place in the last eight.

Dan Moore, who is having a purple patch in front of goal on Sundays, tranferred his rich vein of form to a Staurday afternoon by giving his team a half-time lead and when Jordan Field doubled Rangers' lead in the second period it capped a fine performance for James Goddard’s sdie who went into the game an underdogs but showed their class to claim a desereved win.

Freshford United 8 AFC Globe 1

CHRIS Birleson’s Freshford United side overcame a potential banana skin at home to Swindon League Premier Division side AFC Globe, who were expected to give their hosts at Brown’s Park a run for their money, but returned home a well-beaten side as Birleson’s side thumped their guests.

The tie was as good as won in the first 45 minutes as Steve Roddy netted four times and Nick Ross once to give Freshford a 5-0 interval lead.

After the break Nick Ross grabbed his second of the afternoon before a goal apiece for Mark Gerrish and Ricky Trott completed the rout.

Old Town United v Westwood News - home walkover

SWINDON League Premier Division side Old Town United strolled into the quarter-finals of the Junior Cup without evening having to get their boots dirty.

Old Town’s opponents were due to be Mark Hurkett’s Westwood News side, but with players dropping out through work commitments and injuries Hurkett opted to give the game to their opponents than take the eight players he had available to Swindon where his team would probably have suffered an embarrassing loss.

Redlynch & Woodfalls United 2 White Horse FC 11

REDLYNCH & Woodfalls United, who lifted the Junior Cup in 2007 and again in 2009 and were runners-up in 2010, were drawn at home to many people's favourites for glory this term, White Horse FC who can boast the experience of many experienced players.

Pete Ayton’s side confirmed their challenge for silverware can now be taken seriously as they swept past their hosts with a resounding 11-2 success.

Dave Appleyard opened the scoring, Paul Beavers scored twice to make it 3-0 and goals for Stuart Barber, Darren Fryer and Kane Scott made it 6-0 at the break.

Paul Beavers completed his hat-trick at the start of the second half, both Barber and Appleyard added to their first half goals before Beavers notched his fourth of the afternoon with Dan Cox finally getting on the scoresheet to wrap up the scoring for the victors.

Stockton & Codford 4 Steeple Ashton 0

AN OFF-FORM Steeple Ashton would not have been looking forward to their trip to Salisbury League side Stockton & Codford, who tasted cup success back in 2012 when they beat Trowbridge League side Lamb FC.

Ashton fell behind to a first half goal and had chances to level but failed to take them and early in the second half they had the stuffing knocked out of them when Stockton doubled their advantage form the softest of all penalties.

The Lamb FC 4 Fratello’s 6

TONY Stevens' Lamb FC who were beaten finalists in 2012 and one of the losing semi-finalists last term were given a plum home tie against Swindon League Premier Division side Fratellos, who travelled to Whaddon Lane with a 100 per cent record and the made the return trip down the M4 with their proud record intact after their thrilling but nail-biting 6-4 win.

First-half goals from Tom Blackman, Ben Smith and Dean Coles helped Lamb to match their guests in a thrilling opening 45 minutes of football that finished 3-3.

The second half saw Ben Smith grab a second for the Lamb but his goal was to count for nothing at Fratello’s struck three more time to claim their place in the last eight.

The Wanderers v Worton & Cheverell - home walkover

WORTON & Cheverell were the second team from the league to hand their opponents a walkover in the quarter-finals of the Junior Cup.

The villagers had been drawn away at Salisbury League Premier Division leaders The Wanderers but with just eight players making themselves available for the trip to the much-fancied side, Paul Sperring chose to save his team any embarrassment by withdrawing them from the competition and giving Wanderers the tie.



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