Saturday, 20 January 2018

Cousineau’s strike enough to send United into next round of cup

RICHARD BENNETT bagged four goals to help EMMER GREEN progress to the quarter-finals of the Tilehurst Charity Cup thanks to

RICHARD BENNETT bagged four goals to help EMMER GREEN progress to the quarter-finals of the Tilehurst Charity Cup thanks to a 5-1 victory over SOUTHBANK.

The hosts were in control for the whole of the game and took the lead after just 10 minutes when Bennett scored with a near post shot, opening his account for the season.

Emmer Green doubled their lead with good play from Chris Read dancing past three defenders before finishing well.

The hosts went 3-0 up when good play from John Donegan saw the ball played out from the back and slotting through to brother Luke for him pass to Bennett to double his tally.

Southbank pulled a goal back following an error in the Emmer Green defence with Dave Mortimer looking to head back to goalkeeper Mark Compton who chose to come himself and with a late call Mortimer headed into his own goal.

Emmer Green restored their three-goal advantage with a flick on from Chris Read, allowing Luke Donegan to pace down the wing and find Bennett for a one-touch finish to complete a his hat-trick. In the second half the hosts had chances to run away with the game as Luke Donegan hit the bar, right back Matt Fox having a good couple of chances and Bennett going one-on-one with the keeper but failing to convert.

Bennett made it 5-1 with his fourth of the day following good play by Daniel Donegan.

In the next round Emmer Green will face Premier Division side The Mod.

SC UNITED progressed to the next round of the E Cambridge Cup thanks to a 2-1 win against WHITLEY ATHLETIC at Bishopswood.

Centre midfielder Danny Jakubiszyn put the hosts 1-0 up midway through the first half when he headed in an Arran Finch corner.

Whitley Athletic equalised just before half-time when their striker pounced in a goalmouth scramble from a corner.

Striker Dan Cousineau scored the winner for United on the hour mark with a scrappy finish after receiving a cut back from central defender Louie Williams.

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