FOOTBALL: Only three games in the Double G Clothing King’s Lynn Sunday League beat the advance guard of the Beast from the East.
The two League Cup quarter-final ties that took place threw up some cracking encounters, one ending in the closest of 1-0 wins with the other a nine-goal thriller needing extra time.
England’s Hope welcomed Shouldham to Marshland Smeeth to sample their new facilities that were completed recently.
Shouldham are making moves in Division One since their ‘promotion’ and made England’s Hope earn every pass, corner and shot.
James Dougal proved to be the match winner for Hope with a starring role and the only goal of the game.
At Thomas Clarkson on the 3G, CSKA welcomed their own reserve side.
This was a first in recent memory for the league with a first team and their reserves facing off.
The reserves are having a fantastic season while the first team have been up and done with some good wins and interesting defeats.
The derby was a classic; a fantastic game with both sides showing willingness to win the game.
The reserves deservedly led after 80 minutes thanks to a fantastic finish from Nathan Watson and Connor Young’s lob over the goalkeeper from 20 yards.
But the first team turned it on and dominated the last 10 minutes with Max Mattless scoring twice to force extra time.
The fitness and class of the first team showed in the additional period and they dominated as the reserves tired.
Joel Mattless, Alex Vincent, Scott Wylie, Jake Miller and a superb long-range effort from Toby Allen made the result look more comfortable then it was.
West Lynn travelled to play Sutton St James in Division Two and ended up losing 5-1.
Ed Pentney led the way with a well-taken treble with further goals from Adam Groves and Ben Partridge.
West Lynn put up a good fight and got a consolation via Ash Smith.