AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The Jenkins & Jenkins sponsored League Cup Second Round dominated proceedings during this midweek and in truth there were not many surprises.
Holders RADFORD are safely through to the last eight having despatched ASHBY IVANHOE on their visit to Selhurst Street to the tune of 4-2. It was virtually all over bar the shouting at half time as Radford had claimed early goals from Ben Clark, Ryan Smith and Conor Moore in a thirteen minute spell, only cut back when an unfortunate own goal gave Ivanhoe some hope on the stroke of the interval. Conor Moore added his second of the game on the hour and Chris Sykes got a second consolation goal for the visitors with six minutes left but it was not enough to affect the result.
NEWARK FLOWSERVE again dragged in a big crowd of 164 for their home tie with BARROW TOWN, but the visitors failed to dent the Brewers flying start to their first season at Step 6 and went down 5-0. The fire power of latest signing Tyrell Shannon-Lewis was mainly responsible for the one-way traffic second half with four of the home goals. This after brave Barrow had kept the score to 0-0 at the break. Shannon-Lewis struck on 46, 74, 76 and 84 minutes with Sam Agar netting the other just after the hour.
BELPER UNITED, having defeated Heanor Town in the First Round at the Town Ground, continued their away day success with an odd goal of five success at GEDLING MINERS WELFARE. Joe Meakin put the Miners in front on 22 minutes only for fit again Sam Vickers to restore parity ten minutes later. It was the turn of Courtney Hasting on 54 minutes to put Gedling back in front, but two goals in the space of a minute turned the game once again in United’s favour. First Josh Wright levelled things up again on 71 minutes and Jim Rushby grabbed the winner less than sixty seconds later.
There was a cliff hanger at the Lido Ground where high flying SHERWOOD COLLIERY managed to scrape home by the odd goal of three. Kieran Wells put them ahead on 37 minutes and it stayed like that until nine minutes from the end when Mark Carter levelled things up for CLIPSTONE. The game looked to be heading towards a penalty shoot-out conclusion until a Conor Newacsyk own goal four minutes from the end settled the tie in favour of Sherwood.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY ran up a three goal lead inside the first forty minutes of their tie with ARNOLD TOWN at Coronation Park thanks to a brace of goals from Patrick Webb and one from Kieran Knight. It was enough to see the home side safely through to the last eight of the competition.
There was a late finish to the game at BORROWASH VICTORIA where a goal two minutes into stoppage time from William Harcourt put RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE through to the Quarter Finals. Charlie Goodwin had put the Vics in front just after the hour mark but a Dylan Young own goal on 77 minutes had tied things up again.