MAA stages cup quarter-finals

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A classic cup game between Woodborough Utd and AS Plant United saw Plant edge into the Midland Amateur Alliance Senior Cup semi-finals.

Each side took and the lost the lead during normal time.

After 90 minutes the scores were level at 3-3. Mat Bloor opened the scoring and two penalty kicks converted by Mathew Denfole provided the goals for the home side.

But in extra-time Plant went on to score three more goals for a far from easy victory.

Bestwood MW continued their good league form with a 3-0 win over Southwell City III.

James Duffy netted for the home side in the first half with Ryan Madden and Michael Allen adding to the scoreline in the second half.

Beeston OBA and Mansfield Hosiery Mills were unable to open the scoring with the teams level at 0-0 after extra-time, requiring a penalty shoot out. Hosiery Mills then secured their place in the next round, winning the penalty shoot out by a 4-3 margin.

Old Elizabethans and Ravenshead also needed extra-time before Ravenshead won the shoot out 5-4 after being locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes.

In the MAA Intermediate Cup quarter-finals, Division One leaders South Wingfield had a 4-1 away victory against Premier League opposition Kirkby Athletic.

In a competitive match for 70 minutes, the scores level at 1-1 at half-time, Wingfield’s extra stamina came to the fore, scoring three goals in the final 20 minutes for a well deserved win.

A goal in the first half by Matt Lake gave Trent Vineyard a 1-0 half-time lead against AFC Farnsfield.

Further strikes from Damian Fort and John Brown. with a consolation strike from Farnsfield. gave the home side a 3-1 victory.

A hat-trick by Mark Hosker, with further goals from Sam Alfred, Matt Alfred, Will Riley and Dale Blackburn gave Derbyshire Amateurs a convincing home 7-3 win against Old Elizabethans II.

A 10-goal thriller between Rainworth Rangers and FC Coopers ended with a 6-4 victory for the home side, whose goals included a hat-trick from Graham Beavis, a brace from Tom Limb with Mark Trowsdale scoring the sixth.

In the quarter-finals of the MAA Minor Cup, Bilborough Utd won 2-0, opening the score with a penalty just on half-time then adding a second in the 85th minute in what was a well-fought encounter against Steelers.

Sutton Travellers had a 4-1 victory over Wollaton III. Wollaton opened the scoring with a penalty just before half-time but Travellers came back strongly in the second half, scoring four times with Ian Roe, Shane Jubbie, Gareth Brown and Andrew Hill on the scoresheet.

Alvaston United were too strong for Ashfield FC with a 5-1 victory. Goalscorers for the home side were a brace from Garry Maclaughlin, Callum Cossey, Nathan Cossey and Neil Ainslie.

Old Bemrosians’ good league form continued with a resounding 5-2 away win against Magdala Amateur Reserves. Scorers for the home side were Kieran Gubbins and Bredan Jackson.