Salisbury & District League roundup - February 2/3

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BOSCOMBE Down Rec Club breezed past Alderbury reserves to make it into the Heseltine Cup final, winning 7-0.

Harry Gale set up Tom Brown who smashed in an opener after only five minutes, and Charlie Croker outpaced the defence for the second. Gale made it 3-0 before half time.

Robbie Homebury set the second half alight with a stunning left-foot volley from outside the box into the top corner. Croker bagged his second of the match by curling an incredible shot with the outside of his foot, and captain Danny Goodall's thunderbolt free kick from 20 yards out made it 6-0. Gale finished off the scoring late on.

Durrington Dynamos didn't have it all their own way in the top-versus-bottom clash in the Premier Division.

Whiteparish took a deserved 2-0 lead in the first half. Durrington pulled one back but the visitors made it 3-1. The leaders responded brilliantly though, and eventually won it 4-3 with a goal from Leon Collins.

Porton Sports beat the champions Wanderers 3-0 at home, in their first game since December 8.

Wanderers had a goal disallowed for offside and both goalkeepers played their part in keeping it scoreless at the break. Striker Mike Budd rocked Wanderers by scoring twice in a matter of minutes just past the hour mark. His first a hard and low shot across the goalkeeper, and three minutes later he capitalised on a misjudged back pass and from a tight angle lofted it over the advancing keeper.

Ben Hatt then pulled off a string of fine saves to preserve the lead. Porton hit Wanderers on the break for the third, Budd releasing Matt Lucas to slot home and cap a great performance.

In Division One, Nomansland thrashed Winterslow 6-2. Dan Hayward put them ahead early on with a low shot in off a post, but the visitors levelled two minutes later to set the tone for an excellent game. Hayward cracked home his second on 20 minutes and a Lee Ricketts penalty made it 3-1 at the break.

Hayward's hat-trick goal looked to have clinched the points on the hour, but Winterslow immediately pulled one back with a neat header. Ben Gauntlett then won a penalty at the end of a mazy run, and Hayward converted. Gauntlett's lovely late chip made it 6-2.

On Sunday, Division Two leaders Wilton Club won 3-0 at Red Lion to reach the Stonehenge Cup final. Craig Wallington put them 2-0 up with a first-half brace, and completed his hat trick with four minutes to go.

Billy Baker starred for Laverstock on his debut, with two goals and two assists, as they sprung a surprise 5-3 win at RWJ Castle.

Brent Glover and James Hennessy put the visitors two up, and Dan Cooper pulled it back to 2-2 for RWJ. Within a minute Baker's terrific through ball set up Sam Marr who finished in style, and Baker's 40-yard lob made it 4-2 after the break.

Then RWJ won a penalty, but Hennessy, who had to go between the sticks when Gary Little got injured, dramatically saved it. Kev Grey netted from the rebound though. Baker's super solo goal made it 5-3 and Castle missed another penalty.

RESULTS

Saturday, February 2

Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) – Premier Division: Alderbury 2 Tisbury United 1; Durrington Dynamos 4 Whiteparish 3; Halfway House 3 Deacon Alms 0; Porton Sports 3 Wanderers 0; Stockton & Codford 4 South Newton & Wishford 2. Division One: Deacon Alms Res 3 Value Cars 1; Halfway House Res 3 Devizes Inn 2; Nomansland & Landford 6 Winterslow 2; West Harnham 1 Durrington WMC 0. Heseltine Cup (Semi-finals): Boscombe Down Rec Club 7 Alderbury Res 0; Chalke Valley 1 Stockton & Codford Res 3.

Sunday, February 3

Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) – Division One: AFC Amesbury Athletic 11 Old Ale House 1; Railway 0 Harlequins SC 0; St Pauls Club 14 Alderbury 1; West Tytherley 2 Amesbury Town 4. Division Two: Railway Res 1 New Sarum 1; RWJ Castle 3 Laverstock & Ford 5. Stonehenge Cup (Semi-finals): Red Lion (Chisenbury) 0 Wilton Club 3; St Pauls Club Res 9 Cedars Bar 2.

FIXTURES

Saturday, February 9

Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) (league games 2pm, cup games 1.45pm) – Premier Division: Alderbury v Deacon Alms; Tisbury United v Durrington Dynamos; Wanderers v Stockton & Codford. Division One: Deacon Alms Res v Alderbury Res; Enford v Winterslow; Nomansland & Landford v West Harnham. Morrison Cup (Quarter-final): Porton Sports v Boscombe Down Rec Club. South Wilts Charity A Cup (Quarter-final): South Newton & Wishford v Halfway House. Charity B Cup (Semi-finals): Halfway House Res v Chalke Valley; Stockton & Codford Res v Devizes Inn.

Sunday, February 10

Salisbury & District League (sponsored by the Salisbury Journal) (11am) – Division One: Alderbury v Amesbury Town; FC Bulford v Railway; Old Ale House v West Tytherley. Division Two: Cedars Bar v Royal George; New Sarum v Wilton Club; Railway Res v St Pauls Club Res; Red Lion (Chisenbury) v Laverstock & Ford; RWJ Castle v Barford Hornets. Pete Fardell Cup (Semi-finals): AFC Amesbury Athletic v Chilworth Manor Sports; Harlequins SC v St Pauls Club.

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