AROUND THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON
The Midweek Action - Congratulations to Holwell Sports in reaching the Final of the L&R CFA Jelson Senior Cup
Midweek brought only changes to the middle of the table except from the game at GRAHAM STREET PRIMS where the home side failed to escape from the relegation zone and visitors, SOUTH NORMANTON ATHLETIC, recorded a big win thanks to second half goals to see them put real pressure on the leading two clubs at the top. Prims went ahead on the half hour through Jack Tyson and held this advantage until the first minute of the second half when Kevin Hemagou levelled the scores. Then the Shiners went mad and scored further goals through Lee Fell, Warren Hatfield, Kane Jellyman and Paul Edwards to complete a 5-1 win.
Both DUNKIRK and RADFORD enjoyed away day success but in the latter’s case they left it late. Early goals from Joe Meakin on ten minutes and Remaye Campbell a quarter of an hour later had put them in charge, ANSTEY NOMADS, however, had hit back with Ash Day reducing the arrears moments before the interval and Darren Taylor bringing the scores level with ten minutes left. It was deep into stoppage time when Campbell scored his second goal of the game to give Radford their win. Over at BORROWASH VICTORIA Adrian Lang had given the Boatmen a first half lead only for Mthabisi Miauzi restoring parity on 70 minutes. This, however, only lasted two minutes before Steve Chaplin gave Dunkirk their victory.
League Cup finalists ASHBY IVANHOE recorded a big midweek win with a 5-1 demolition job on RADCLIFFE OLYMPIC. The visitors scored first though through Jake Morris after just two minutes. Then came the blast as a brace from Luke Edwards as well as goals from Royce Turville, Danny Quinn and Luke Thorogood saw the points safely retained by the home side.
More joy as well for BELPER UNITED as goals from Ben Stockley on 26 minutes and Timmy Adcock two minutes before the break gave them a 2-0 win over neighbours HOLBROOK SPORTS and the bragging rights which go with it.
Congratulations to HOLWELL SPORTS who have made it through to the final of the Jelson Holmes Leicestershire & Rutland FA Cup with a narrow win over United Counties League Heather St Johns. A first minute goal from Bradley Smith and a second sixteen minutes later from Graham Wells looked to have put them on course for the win, but Heather fought back and two goals took the game into extra time. No further scoring resulted in kicks from the penalty mark which Holwell won 4-1 to reach the Final.
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