LOCAL FOOTBALL: Duo book Sunday League final showdown

Busy weekend: The Spalding Sunday League's KO Cup semi-finals were in full flow last Sunday, with Magnet Tavern beating Cowbit (above) and Harchester United smashing Fenway (below).
Busy weekend: The Spalding Sunday League's KO Cup semi-finals were in full flow last Sunday, with Magnet Tavern beating Cowbit (above) and Harchester United smashing Fenway (below).
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HARCHESTER United and Magnet Tavern will contest the Spalding Sunday League’s KO Cup final this year.

The Division One duo – who are also odds-on to meet in the John Chappell Shield final too – recorded victories side-by-side at Monkshouse Lane Playing Field on Sunday.

Sunday league cup finals semi-finals'Monkshouse lane,sp'19/02/12'harchester utd v fenway [red]

Sunday league cup finals semi-finals'Monkshouse lane,sp'19/02/12'harchester utd v fenway [red]

Mark Lovelace fired Tavern to a narrow 1-0 success over Cowbit, while braces from Dominic Cridland and Adam Lester and a further effort from Liam Shinn fired Harchester to a 5-0 triumph against Fenway.

HOLE IN THE WALL 4

JUBILEE 2

WALL battled hard to take a deserved three points in this tough Division Two encounter.

They opened the scoring when Danny Roberts’ corner was headed on by Gavin Bailey and turned into the net by Mike Clarey.

The lead was doubled midway through the half when a superb passing move was finished off by Michael Kearns’ strike into the top corner.

Jubilee did pull one back just before half time direct from a free kick – and they had the better of the early exchanges at the beginning of the second half.

But it was Wall who struck next, extending their lead when Roberts latched onto a Kearns flick and superbly rounded the keeper before rolling the ball home from an acute angle.

Gutsy Jubilee then pulled another one back, before Hole secured the win when substitute Simon Jackson fired home from close range.

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WOODSTON 3

PINCHBECK UTD RES 1

MOHAMMED Sohail bagged a brace as Pinchbeck slumped to their seventh Division Two defeat of the season.

Woodston went ahead early on through Garrie Norman’s flicked header from a long throw.

But Pinchbeck were soon level when a sharp break from Ash Wilson saw him fire a low effort into the near post after his run stretched the home backline.

However, Woodston were back ahead when Sohail notched his first from a swift counter-attack.

Pinchbeck started the second half more positively, with Dickinson seeing his goal-bound strike tipped over, Butler having an effort cleared off the line and Wilson hitting the bar.

They were made to pay for the misses, as Sohail again used his pace to damaging effect, racing onto a clearance before lobbing home a delicate chip.