Semi-final beckons for six-hitting Shirley

Southampton Sunday League round-up

AFC Shirley turned on the gas to book their place in the semi-final of the Southampton Divisional Sunday Senior Cup in fine style with a 6-1 thumping of Mottisfont.

Alfie Borland’s first half strike had Mottisfont locked at 1-1 at the interval but Shirley piled on the pressure in the second half to romp home, thanks to goals from Jordan Smith (2), Craig Hunt (2), Morgan Callaway and Callum Parker.

In County Cup action Millbrook Sunday’s interest in the John Ward Cup came to a juddering halt with a 9-0 thumping by Hordle Spurs, while Lyndhurst Sunday fell victims in a penalty shoot-out to Muscliff Dynamos.

Jack Ison (2) and Jordan Smith took the tie to a shoot-out, where Ison was again on target, along with Aaron Heskins and Jason Munday only to lose out 4-3.Holly Hill Hawks, Solent United Red and West Totton Wanderers all clinched their berths in the semi-finals of the Southampton Divisional Junior A Cup.

Owen Plunkett (2) and Shaine Williams saw Hawks home 3-1 against AFC Neltey Sunday (Jack Hutchings), while Josh Relf’s hat-trick underpinned West Totton’s 8-1 win over Eastleigh Town. Dan Meddings (2), Logan Brown and Evan Nelson rounded off the scoring for West Totton who also kindly donated Eastleigh’s lone reply.

Solent United Reds needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Spike Islander.

Reds’ Harvey Crews (2) and Duane Williams had the score locked at 3-3 with Spike Islander (Jordan Freeman (2), Joe Hampton) at the end of regulation time, but Reds kept the cools heads to win the shoot-out 4-2, thanks to Crews, Ewan Young, Max Burke and Oliver Barnard slotting home their spot-kicks. Courtney Texeira and Shaq Unaka netted for Spike Islander.

No extra-time or penalties were needed for Bursledon United or South Cast as they reached the semi-finals of the Southampton Divisional Junior B Cup.

Luca Cordeddu, James Spratt and Nick Watts eased Bursledon United through at the expense of AFC Paxton, while a Marlon Mason hat-trick, and singles from Aiden Johnson and Isaak Abraham saw off Montfort (Nial Deveraux) 5-1.

Wimpson powered through to the third round of the Charlie Godden Trophy with an 8-1 drubbing of Riverside Rovers.

Apart from John Callaway’s hat-trick, the scoring was spread around with Nathaniel Holland, Lee Harris, Jack Cullin, Josh Rose and Connor Kelly all adding singles., Ben Bowers grabbed Riverside’s consolation.

Marhcwood Rangers (Sam Johnstone 2, Brad Raynsford) and Solent Sports Hamble (Jack Fisher, Reece McLawrence and a John Pidgley pen) were locked at 3-3 but Solent did not do themselves justice in the shoot-out, with only Ryan Sanger converting. Brandon King, Reeve Davis, Johnstone and Raynsford were on the money from the sport for Marchwood.

In league action, Chamberlayne Athletic moved four points clear at the top of Division One with a 5-1 win over Landguard Rovers. Josh Darce, Carl Fricker, George Smith, Elliot Perkis and Adam Smith were on target for Chamberlayne, with Jarrod Elkins providing Landguard’s consolation.

AFC Taurus’s challenge suffered a blow with a 4-2 defeat to Hutwood. Oliver Tribe, Jake Shore, Harry Stonehill and Robert Owen secured the points, with Charlie Briscall and Ethan Madden replying for Taurus.

Sam Wilson’s treble propelled Wildon Wanderers to a 6-3 win over Madeinheath United. Sams Pascoe and McCall were also on the money for Wildern, along with Callum Channell. Luke Powell, Charlie Slatterthwaite notched for Madeinheath.

Tom Dolan’s hat-trick helped eanr Langley Tavern’s 7-0 win over Star Romsey to move them into second place in Division Two, Josh Munro (3), James Wills and an og completed the scoring.

Southern Sports were held to a 4-4 draw by Halfway to stall their Division Four title push.

Luke Corsham (2), Ryan Williams and Kieran Loft notched for Southern, while Tom Evans (2), Matt Bruce and Craig Proudly earned Halfway a point.

Wyvern Youth and Elsha Gars are both looking for their first points of the season in Division Five.

Despite two goals from Makki Lahmich, Wyvern lost 4-2 to Cranbourne (Josh Carey 3, Lawrence Parnell) while Boorley Green raced into a 4-1 half-time lead, but nervously held on in the face of a second half fightback from Elsha Gars before emerging 5-2 winners.

Enrico Dunivcher (2), Zak Lanzo, Joshua Wilkins and Travis Scottow were on target for Boorley Green, with Kristoffer Kalsen (2) and Yuvraj Ajoodha replied for Gars.

Jon Collings’ eightsome almost single-handedly lifted Bishopstoke WMC over Newchester in Division Seven in a 12-1 thumping. Kieran Talor-Kreft, Chris Hurley, Connor Jones and Sean Evans rounded off the scoring.

Halfway Inn Reserves are still looking for their first point at the foot of Division Eight after a 9-1 defeat by Compton.

Colin Trebilcock notched for Halfway, but they fell in the face of foursomes from Sam Jurd and Kev Betlem, with Jarod Drury rounding off the scoring.