Only three of the six scheduled Jenkins & Jenkins League Cup Second Round ties took place in midweek for a variety of reasons.. Holbrook Sports’ game against rapidly-improving Holwell Sports was called off because of a waterlogged pitch and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Those games which did go ahead saw two of the top teams make their exit. TEVERSAL staged a second half recovery after going behind to goals from Charlie Rumin and a brace from Louis Campbell in the first half hour at Maple Grove. Matt Wilkinson and Khyle Sargent brought the difference back to one goal but an 81st minute decided from Rich Hanslow put STAPENHILL through to the last eight.
Over at SELSTON there was only one goal in a very tight game on a miserable night, weather wise, with a cold, gusty near gale force wind driving clouds of drizzly rain across the pitch. And that goal came in the very first minute from BIRSTALL UNITED’s Sam Moore to settle the encounter.
Two goals in three early second half minutes from Jack Jepson and Joe Meakin settled an equally tight affair at Plains Road and saw GEDLING MINERS WELFARE make progress as a result of a 2-0 win against holders DUNKIRK.
Thus, three much fancied teams in Teversal, Selston and Dunkirk have made way for a possible new name on the cup come May.
In the only league game played during the week BARROW TOWN enjoyed a 3-0 success over an AYLESTONE PARK side struggling for consistency this season. Sam Beaver put the Riversiders ahead just four minutes in and Ben Law doubled the home advantage four minutes into the second half. And, with four being the operative number in this game, Nduoma Chilaka finished off the scoring four minutes from the end.