Sunday Football: Rangers pay the penalty as final place slips out of reach
M & E FREEMAN JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL Ely Park Rangers Reserves failed in their bid to reach the final as they were beaten in extra-time by hosts Girton Eagles. Dave Cornwell made it 1-1 after 90 minutes with a fine shot into the bottom corner of the net, b
M & E FREEMAN JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL
Ely Park Rangers Reserves failed in their bid to reach the final as they were beaten in extra-time by hosts Girton Eagles.
Dave Cornwell made it 1-1 after 90 minutes with a fine shot into the bottom corner of the net, but his side eventually went down 3-1 and were left to rue a missed penalty from Andrew Lee in normal time.
There was better news for Ely in the league as their nearest 2A rivals Bar Hill Reserves lost, and they also made two new acquisitions as Jamie Alsop and Brady Stone signed for the club.
Triple-S scored twice in the last four minutes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in their home Senior Division clash against Heath Sports Club.
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Ben Howe's early breakthrough from a Scott Fretwell flick-on was cancelled out midway through the first half, and the visitors led 2-1 before Howe's 86th minute effort was deflected past the goalkeeper.
Triple-S then broke away when Steve Dalby won a drop-ball, and when Michael King's cross dropped into the Heath Sports box a defender panicked and sliced the ball into his own goal for the 3-2 winner.
In Division 4A West End House came from behind to beat Prince of Wales Newmarket 3-1 with goals from Tony Ure (penalty), Jamie Linney and Joe Featherstone, and AFC Witchford also staged a comeback to secure all three points in their match at Manor Park Rangers.
They trailed 4-1 at the interval despite a Ben Barnwell goal, but second half efforts from Michael Ward (2), Duncan Turner, Matt Monteith and Mark Heading eventually resulted in a 6-4 win.
Chris Lam, Lee Moll and Paul Patterson were on target for Wicken Maids Head at home to high-flying Newmarket Albion Reserves, but the visitors eventually came through 5-3.