HENLEY TOWN progressed to the third round of the Sam Waters Cup following a narrow 1-0
HENLEY TOWN progressed to the third round of the Sam Waters Cup following a narrow 1-0 win away at MAPLEDURHAM.
Despite fielding a weakened team with manager Jonathan Bell in goal, Henley had the best of the game territorially, but it took them 85 minutes to put the ball in the net, with Russell King the marksman.
Henley’s reward for their victory is a home tie against The Blackbird in the next round.
SC UNITED progressed to the next round of the tournament after defeating THE DOG AND GUN 3-0 at Bishopswood.
The hosts took the lead after 10 minutes when striker Aaron Attfield latched on to centre half Michael Johnson’s long pass before firing past the keeper from just inside the area. Midfielder Tommy Payne doubled the lead after being played into the box by winger Walid Zaki with a close range effort.
The Dog and Gun had the better of the opening exchanges at the start of the second half but became dispirited when Payne cut back for United playmaker Kieren Chard whose 20 yard drive dipped under the crossbar to make it 3-0.
In the next round of the competition SC United will travel to Jet.
HENLEY YMCA UNITED crashed out of the tournament after going down 2-0 at home to THAME PARK.
The hosts rattled the Thame Park crossbar in the first half while having David Hadley to thank between the sticks at the other end for pulling off numerous good saves.
Hadley was unable to do anything about Park’s opener after a good save saw the rebound cross the line.
The game carried on to be a cagey affair until Thame netted their second from a corner to secure their place in the next round.
Elsewhere in the competition KIDMORE END went down to a 2-0 defeat at Gallowstree Common against CHINNOR EXILES.
EMMER GREEN progressed to the third round of the Tilehurst Charity Cup following a 3-2 home win against DEE ROAD RANGERS.
The hosts took the lead on 25 minutes when Brendan Agnew chipped the keeper after picking up a through ball from Daniel Donegan.
Adam Tombs got Emmer Green’s second after a scrappy clearance from a corner found the ball fall to him for a simple poke home.
Emmer Green scored their third after a foul on the edge of the box and Daniel Donegan stepped up and scored from the resulting free kick.
In the second half Dee Road pulled one back with a penalty after a clumsy challenge from John Donegan. Stand-in keeper David Mortimer did well to save the initial shot but couldn’t do anything about the rebound.
Dee Road scored their second goal from another penalty and then tried hard to take the game into extra time but the holds held firm with good work from Mortimer and Richard Eastwood keeping Rangers at bay.
In the next round of the competition Emmer Green will host Reading YMCA.