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WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Beversbrook's cup woe
1:00pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Sport
BEVERSBROOK chief Lee Ashby was left ‘gutted’ after his side were dumped out of the Corsham Print Senior KO Cup by defending champions Southbrook.
The match was evenly poised at 1-1 at half-time with Lavel King equalising for Beversbrook just after the half-hour mark.
Ashley Gascoigne, a former Beversbrook player, had earlier given the away side the lead minutes after kick-off courtesy of a spectacular overhead kick.
But Southbrook managed to edge ahead in the second half and held on for a 2-1 win, with goalkeeper Max Schofield working wonders between the sticks to keep the home side at bay.
Ashby said: “We were so annoyed to go out – their keeper was the best player by miles.
“We had 10-plus great chances but he stopped everything but our one goal. It was very gutting.
"They scored a wonder goal as well as the only other clear chance they had.
“I can’t be too disappointed as the lads played great and the better team lost, but we had high hopes for the cup.”
Elsewhere in the competition, Blyskawica lost out 4-3 to Vale of Pewsey on penalties following a 3-3 stalemate.
Sam Mepham, Max Derrick and Chris Milne scored for Pewsey, but goalkeeper Louis Latouche was the hero in the shootout, saving two spot-kicks.
Wilts Calne Town also made it through to the quarter-final after winning 2-0 at Corsham Reserves, Mark Sharratt and substitute Tom Slater, from the penalty spot, on target.
Premier Division leaders Bradford Reserves were held to a 0-0 draw by Ludgershall.
Second-placed Chippenham Park lost ground on the table-toppers after being sunk 2-1 at Purton Reserves.
Marlborough took a 4-1 beating at the hands of Trowbridge Town, courtesy of Paul Gittens hat-trick and Brett Partner’s strike.
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