Wednesday, 12 February 2020

THE EAGLES THROUGH TO THE AUBERY CUP QUARTER-FINALS


It was a freezing evening at Pixmore yesterday as Letchworth Garden City Eagles welcomed St Margaretsbury Reserves for an Aubery Cup Third Round tie. The tail end of Storm Ciara swept the wind across the pitch making it feel freezing throughout the game. 

It was a Premier Division v Division One clash with The Eagles clear favourites for the title eleven points clear of Sandridge Rovers with three games in hand. St Mags were eleventh in their table having lost 1-0 at Hatfield United on Saturday. The Eagles were champions last season but missed out on promotion to the Spartan South Midlands League Division One over ground regulations - these are all sorted out now so they should, all being well, be playing Step Six football in the 2020/21 campaign. 

It was a really entertaining game as the visitors took an unexpected 0-2 lead inside the first 15 minutes only for the home side to come back to make 3-2 by half time. A fourth goal scored by Carl Williams sealed the win for The Eagles - it's great to see the former Hitchin Town player and manager who is now over 40 years of age still enjoying playing the game. 

The Eagles, who are still unbeaten in the league, travel to Belstone on Saturday who they beat 2-0 last weekend. St Mags Reserves travel to New Salamis Reserves - If they can play as well as they did in the first 20 minutes of this game for the rest of the season they'll have a good end to 2019/20. 

HIGHLIGHTS



AUBERY CUP 2019/20

FIRST ROUND
HINTON 2 BUSH HILL RANGERS 1 
EVERGREEN 1 HODDESDON TOWN RESERVES 3 
WESTON 3 BOVINGDON RESERVES 1
NEW RIVER ATHLETIC 3 ROYSTON TOWN RESERVES 2 

SECOND ROUND 
HINTON 2 HODDESDON TOWN RESERVES 4 
WESTON 2 NEW RIVER ATHLETIC 3 
OXHEY JET RESERVES 5 ORACLE COMPONENTS 0 
HATFIELD UNITED 2 BELSTONE 1 
LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES 2 NEW SALAMIS RESERVES 2 
(LGC WIN ON PKS 5-4) 
OXHEY 2 ST MARGARETSBURY RESERVES 3 
GLENN SPORTS 5 OLD PARMITERIANS 1
WHEATHAMPSTED WANDERERS 3 COCKFOSTERS RESERVES 4 
COLNEY HEATH RESERVES 5 BEDMOND SPORTS 0 
BENGEO TRINTY v CHIPPERFIELD CORINTHIANS - Away Win 
RAYNERS LANE RESERVES 8 KNEBWORTH 2 
HATFIELD TOWN 2 BUNTINGFORD TOWN 2 
(BTFC win on PKS 6-7) - Highlights
WARE SPORTS 0 CUFFLEY 4 
MILL END SPORTS 1 SANDRIDGE ROVERS 5 
ALDENHAM 1 WORMLEY ROVERS RESERVES 2 
HERTFORD HEATH 3 LEMSFORD 3 
(LFC win on PKS 3-4) 

THIRD ROUND
HODDESON TOWN RESERVES 1 NEW RIVER ATHLETIC 4 
0XHEY JETS RESERVES 1 HATFIELD UNITED 0 
LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES 4 ST MARGARETSBURY 2 
GLENN SPORTS v COCKFOSTERS RESERVES - Sat 15th February 
COLNEY HEATH RESERVES 0 CHIPPERFIELD CORINTHIANS 4 
RAYNERS LANE RESERVES 4 BUNTINGFORD TOWN 2 
CUFFLEY 0 SANDRIDGE ROVERS 2 
WORMLEY ROVERS RESERVES 2 LEMSFORD 3 

QUARTER FINALS 
scheduled to be played on Sat 7th March 
NEW RIVER ATHLETIC v OXHEY JETS RESERVES 
LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES v GLENN SPORTS or COCKFOSTERS RESERVES
CHIPPERFIELD CORINTHIANS v RAYNERS LANE RESERVES 
SANDRIDGE ROVERS v LEMSFORD 


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