TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY / WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY
Cup joy for Milton Keynes Robins as they reach the Final of the League Challenge Trophy. Cup despair for both Broadfields United and Sarratt as both fall at the semi-final stage.
25/26 February Stats: 12 games played of which 6 were home wins, 4 were away wins and 2 draws.
Highest Midweek Attendances: 85 Stotfold v Buckingham Athletic, 55 Potton United v Milton Keynes Robins and 51 Wembley v Leighton Town.
LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Semi Final
Division One Milton Keynes Robins upturned the form book as they reached the final of the League Challenge Trophy in an eight goal thriller at Premier Division Potton United, the visitors winning 5-3 to reach their first appearance in the League Challenge Trophy and now await the winners of the Old Bradwell United and Arlesey Town tie. Full result and goalscorers listed below.
3-5 Potton United v Milton Keynes Robins (Williams ) / (G Shrieves , Clarkson, MacDonald, Spence) Attendance: 55
In the Premier Division midweek action there were wins for Biggleswade United, Leighton Town, Oxhey Jets and Newport Pagnell Town. Biggleswade United remain third after winning 4-0 on their travels at Harefield United while Leighton Town were also successful on the road with a 3-0 win at Wembley to set themselves up for the weekend’s forthcoming FA Vase quarter-final trip to Kent. Newport Pagnell Town remain fourth after winning 4-2 at Aylesbury Vale Dynamos while Oxhey Jets are up to fifth after a 3-0 home success against bottom club London Colney. Full results and goalscorers listed below.
2-4 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Newport Pagnell Town (Gill, Baldwin) / (Burnside , Crawley) Attendance: 47
0-4 Harefield United v Biggleswade United (Bangura , Rickman, Wilson-Rhiney) Attendance: 40
3-0 Oxhey Jets v London Colney (Brennan, Giordmaina, Kerley) Attendance: 34
0-3 Wembley v Leighton Town (Campbell , Foulger) Attendance: 51
MIDDLESEX SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP Semi Final
In the Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup Broadfields United saw hopes of a cup-final vanish as they were beaten 0-2 at BetVictor Isthmian League South Central Division side Bedfont Sports. Full result and goalscorers listed below.
2-0 Bedfont Sports v Broadfields United (Ali, Oldham) Attendance: 91
Third place Winslow United maintained their promotion hopes with a 4-1 home success over struggling Park View while Stotfold moved up into the fourth and final automatic promotion place with a 4-1 win against visiting Buckingham Athletic. Elsewhere there were draws for Ampthill Town and Amersham Town (3-3) and London Lions were held 1-1 by visiting Langford. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
3-3 Ampthill Town v Amersham Town (Harrison, Butler, Mead [pen]) / (Clifford, Grant, Thomas) Attendance: 42
4-1 Stotfold v Buckingham Athletic (Forysthe , Robertson) / (Lawless) Attendance: 85
4-1 Winslow United v Park View (Coles, Gwilliam, Kedzierski, Bowers) / (Dager) Attendance: 45
1-1 London Lions v Langford (Unknown) / (Georgiades) Attendance: 19
MIDDLESEX PREMIER CUP Quarter Final
Division One table toppers St Panteleimon swept into the last four of the Middlesex Premier Cup with a 6-1 home success against Middlesex County League side Cricklewood Wanderers. St Panteleimon will now face a trip to Combined Counties League Division One side Bedfont & Feltham x for a place in the Final. Full result and goalscorers listed below.
6-1 St Panteleimon v Cricklewood Wanderers (@ Rayners Lane FC) (Tajbakhsh , De Oliveria, Massay, Molloy, Monti) / (Strzala) Attendance: 22
HERTS SENIOR CENTENARY TROPHY Semi Final
Sarratt’s bid for silverware ends at the semi-final stage as they are beaten by Herts County League side Oxhey Jets Reserves in the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy, the hosts winning 3-1 in what was a highly entertaining affair. Full result and goalscorers (where known) listed below.
3-1 Oxhey Jets Reserves v Sarratt (Gutteridge, Johnson, Ishmael) / (Unknown) Attendance: 22
As the SSML prepares for Storm Jorge this weekend may I wish all the best to Leighton Town who travel to Kent to face Southern Counties East League Premier Division side Corinthian in the FA Vase quarter-finals.