Pathetic’ Rangers bow out after saved penalty
CUP MATCHES Ely Park Rangers bowed out of the VB Trophies League Cup at the Fourth Round stage with a performance that manager Dale Spring described as pathetic . There were four penalties awarded in the tie at Johnson Matthey XPO, with the hosts missin
Ely Park Rangers bowed out of the VB Trophies League Cup at the Fourth Round stage with a performance that manager Dale Spring described as "pathetic".
There were four penalties awarded in the tie at Johnson Matthey XPO, with the hosts missing the first before Brady Stone put Rangers in front.
Johnson Matthey scored twice after the break to lead 2-1, but an Andrew Lee penalty squared matters prior to another missed spot kick from the hosts.
Rangers went 3-2 down in the fifth minute of extra-time, but were awarded another penalty with three minutes remaining.
This time Lee's effort was saved however, and Rangers went out of the competition.
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Their Reserves fared rather better, beating Babraham 6-1 in the Quarter Finals of the M&E Freeman Junior Cup.
Peter Munns chested Danny Mitchell's cross between two defenders and fired home to cancel out Babraham's opener, and he then tapped in Richie Murfitt's cross to make it 2-1.
Mitchell nodded in Matt Brodie's corner for Ely's third, and Brodie arrived late on the scene to head in an Ian Walters cross.
Substitute Darren Brodie started and finished the move which brought goal number five, and Erhan Okay grabbed his first goal for the club after a neat interchange between Simon Farrow and Richard Dewsbury.
LTFC 1906 overcame Lakenheath Eagles in Division 4A as young substitute Robert Wilson helped himself to a late brace of goals.
Scott Chilvers and Chris Wilson (2) put LTFC in control before the break, and Andrew Berry scored from a corner after the visitors had pulled back to 3-2.
Berry then hurt his back and was replaced by Robert Wilson, and he contributed the best goal of the game as the hosts pulled away again in the closing stages.
In the same section leaders Wilburton Albion maintained their 100% record with a thumping 9-0 win over QAPR.
The QAPR goalkeeper kept Wilburton at bay for 15 minutes, but injured his groin in the process and was then beaten as Tom Lewis tapped home a Mel Pryer header.
Will Ludbrooke, Pryer and Lewis increased the home advantage before half-time, and further goals from Shane Freeland, Chris Hughes and Ludbrooke (2) made it nine.
Goals from Ed Richardson and Liam Eley failed to save Wicken Maids Head from a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Studlands Park, and Fox Burwell also surrendered the 4A points in their 2-1 defeat at Cambridge Cosmos Reserves.
Jonathan Chase was amongst the scorers as Village Inn maintained top spot in Division 3A by beating Little Downham United 4-0, and in 2A Colin Coulson grabbed a brace in QPR Ely's 3-1 win at YMCA Cambridge.
In the Senior Division Triple-S slumped 4-2 at home to Kingston Foresters.