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Harpars cause an upset as they dump West End out of Cup

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: February 23, 2011

Railway Inn Thorpe player Shaun Thornton, right, going for the ball against Ivy Tavern.

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DIVISION SIX side AFC Harpars caused a shock in the quarter-final of the Fred Quibell Cup when they came back from a goal down to beat Division Four outfit AFC West End.

Sam McDonnell put the West Common-based side ahead, but AFC Harpars hit back and stormed to a 4-1 lead thanks to two goals from Andy Shackleton, one for Tommy Chalk and a Nick Shaw penalty.

McDonnell reduced the arrears late on but the lower division side held on to win.

After defeating higher status opposition last week, Division Three side Ruston Eagles found out what it is like to be on the receiving end.

Despite going one up through Andy Mann, Eagle found The George Market Rasen too hot to handle.

The form side in Division Four equalised before half-time through James Bennett and Kyle Paul pounced on a defensive error in the final five minutes to give his side a 2-1 victory.

Lincoln Imp earned a 2-0 win against a battling Greenbank side thanks to Sean Lawson's penalty and Tez McDougall's strike.

Jason Barrett and Alex Lang each scored twice as Saxilby Athletic comfortably beat Travellers Rest 6-2.

Jason Cooke was also on target twice for Woodhall Spa as they defeated Dunholme 5-3.

A Mike Kennedy double secured a narrow 4-3 success over Peter De Wint and AFC Rustons needed extra time to beat FCW Burtons Reserves 4-3.

Rustons S&SC also progressed, 6-3 at the expense of Shakespeare BBH.

League leaders FSC Victory, forced to play with 10 men for an hour, secured a narrow 1-0 victory against FVA Jerusalem thanks to Jordan Hempenstall's first-half goal.

Andy Adlington bagged four as Scothern hammered third-placed Hunters Leap 5-0.

AFC Hykeham also won 5-0 with Danny Hicks on target twice, his fourth brace in successive weeks.

Welton S&SC also scored five as they disposed of Moorlands Railway 5-1 with James Drabble and Neil Stocks on the scoresheet.

John Barret and Dave Hunter scored for Swan Athletic and FCW Burtons respectively as they drew 1-1.

Wragby continue to lead Division One and Steve Goy's two goals were good enough to beat Crows Athletic 2-1.

Luke Shelbourn's pair for second-placed Horncastle Town kept them two points off the pace as they overcame Bailgate Athletic 4-0.

Both Josh and Martin Langtry scored hat-tricks as Gatehouse's recent revival continued, thrashing Nettleham 8-2, and Danny Coo struck twice as Anglers FC Saxilby defeated St Helens 3-1.

The game of the day in Division Two saw a surprisingly large 8-0 scoreline as Ivy Tavern demolished fellow challengers Railway Inn Thorpe. Jordan Taylor and Sean Cann both found the back of the net twice.

Sam Joyce's five goals for Claytons SS in their 7-4 scoreline against Ruskington Raiders earns him the performance of the week prize.

A hat-trick for Dynamo Varsity's Gary Falkinder gave them a 3-0 win at Branston.

Brad Newstead, Tony Sewell and Dale Firth's goals gave AFC Red Lion a 3-1 away win at FVA Jerusalem Reserves in Division Three and Kurt Grant's hat-trick for Trent Valley gave them the points in a 4-3 home win against Athletico Plough.

A man-of-the-match performance from new signing Paul Sturton saw Varsity City regain second place in Division Five with a 4-2 success over The Shed.

Two goals in two weeks for Daz Lees secured a 2-1 victory for Waddington against Poachers, while Dale Jones scored the goal of the game in Joiners Arms' 3-1 win over Red Lion Dunston.

Potterhanworth took over the top spot in Division Six as Carl Houlden added to his tally in Potter's narrow 3-2 game against Queen in the West.

Black Swan Coningsby beat Welton FC Wanderers with Stu Thomson netting twice.

Wagon & Horses succumbed to a last-minute equaliser by Kallum O'Melia in their 3-3 draw against AFC Golden Eagle and Lee Pearson's two goals were almost in vain as Welton threw away a two-goal lead in their draw against Stags Head.

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