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WILTSHIRE SUNDAY CUP: Fruitful day for Horse in Sunday Cup
10:14am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
WHITE Horse (Sunday) FC’s first ever venture into the Wilts Sunday Cup proved a fruitful one, as they strolled into the second round with a resounding 7-0 victory over Swindon League side Marlborough Town Casuals.
Pete Ayton set the tone in just the fifth minute, when his 20-yard goalbound effort was deflected past a stranded Tom Last in the Marlborough side’s goal.
The day got a whole lot worse for the visitors in the 18th minute when they failed to deal with a routine set piece.
With Darren Clarkson proving an unwelcome distraction for the visitors’ goalkeeper and centre-halves, Allan Clarke’s long-range freekick beat everyone and nestled into Last’s unguarded net.
The guests battled bravely and would have found themselves back in the game had it not been for the wasteful Craig Simmons, who squandered two gilt-edged opportunities in quick succession.
Ayton was similarly guilty at the other end, before being involved in Marek Miszta’s first ever goal for the club nine minutes before the interval, with the defender marauding forward before finishing neatly.
Without having to shift out of second gear, the Horse added another four unanswered goals in the second period.
Jordan Gullis was next to get his name on the scoresheet, finishing majestically from close range after combining well with Tom Crawford.
Dale Rowland, last season’s top scorer, came to life with 15 minutes to go, scoring twice in the space of three minutes for his first goals since the opening day of the season before substitute Chris Stiles applied the icing on the cake with the last kick of the game.
AC Swindon 2 Fortune Inn 3
Fortune Inn’s trip to Swindon League second division side AC Swindon proved worthwhile as Budge Hylands' side came from a goal down to claim a 3-2 success.
Swindon may have taken the lead but they found themselves 3-1 down at the break as Richie Bolter got Fortune back on level terms and then put his team in front before Danny Johnstone fired home their third of the first half.
AC Swindon pulled a goal back midway through the second period and although the home side put Fortune under pressure as they hunted an equaliser the Chippenham based side saw the game out to claim a deserved spot in the draw for the next round.
FC Buscots 4 Cleeve Tech 1
Second division high flyers FC Buscots turned their attentions to the Sunday Cup and took their outstanding league form into the competition as they defeated Swindon League outfit Cleeve Tech.
Jake Waters saw his early strike for Buscots cancelled out by the visitors but once Nathan Moffat regained the lead in the second half, it was one-way traffic.
Scott Stroud made it 3-0 before Adam Bewley bagged their fourth of the morning.
Buscots were awarded a bizarre penalty late on and with neither side really knowing why it had been awarded, Luke Enderby stepped up and knocked it wide of the target.
GRFC 0 The Castle FC 18
Premier division high-flyers the Castle breezed into the second round of the competition after they destroyed Sunday League stable mates GRFC, who could only field nine players.
Adam Heath led the carnage with a five-timer whilst Jack Hopper scored four.
Gary Campbell joined in with a hat trick and two goals each from Marcus Wallen and Joe Unsworth and a goal each for Martin Robinson and Jack Fisher made up the winners' tally.
Talbot FC 2 FC St George 4
Calne-based Talbot FC suffered a 4-2 loss at home to Frome Sunday League outfit FC St George.
Second half goals from Jamie Van Crump and James Yates couldn’t prevent the home side from making an early exit from the competition as goals for Paul Arnold, Mike Payne, Craig Doughty and Alister Young took St George in to the final 32.
Worton & Cheverell (Sunday) 4 Rudis FC 2
Chris Cole’s Worton & Cheverell (Sunday) side may have suffered a 14-0 loss away to Wanborough FC at the same stage of the competition last term but the villagers are much improved from a year ago and it showed as they claimed a 4-2 win over Swindon League side Rudis FC.
A lapse of concentration by the Rudis' keeper allowed debutant striker James Cullip to open his account for the club on two minutes.
Cullip doubled his and Worton’s tally in the 8th minute before Ben Strange won the ball on the edge of the 18 yard box, rounded another defender and skillfully lifted the ball over the oncoming keeper for 3-0.
The game was effectively killed off 15 minutes from time when Cullip capped a memorable debut with his third and Worton’s fourth of the morning.
Rudis rallied late on with two goals in the last ten minutes but it was a case of too little, too late.
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