FOOTBALL: Avonvale United get two through in the county cup
6:01pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Sport
GFA Senior Amateur Cup (N) 2nd Round
Avonvale Utd 1
AVONVALE marched into the next round of the county cup after a hard-fought encounter.
The game's only goal came after the half-hour mark when George Robinson's delightful cross was finished off by the prolific Sam Jenner.
Rich Jones could have made it 2-0 before the break, but his effort was cleared off the line. Dursley huffed and puffed in the second half but could not break down a solid Vale back line.
Vale had further opportunities to wrap things up but were thwarted by some last ditch defending from the away side.
Stroud & District Div 4
Avonvale Utd Res 2
Leonard Stanley Res 4
ON A day Vale Reserves would prefer to forget, Leonard Stanley sealed the match with a fourth goal late on.
Vale took an early lead when Stuart Dryden calmly slotted home a free kick to the back post.
The opposition were then awarded a dubious penalty which they converted, and that's how it stayed until half-time.
Leonard Stanley piled on the pressure in the second half and took the lead after a one on one.
Two minutes later it was level again when Jamie Packer pounced on the rebound after young George Kent's powerful shot was spilled by the keeper.
Stanley were awarded another harsh penalty, this time for handball, and it appeared it wasn't going to be Avonvale's day.
Vale head's seemed to drop thereafter and Leonard Stanley capitalised to add a fourth goal late on.
Avonvale United III 5
AVONVALE thirds eased into the next round of the cup with a comfortable 5-0 win over Broadwell.
Vale started brightly and took the lead with a brilliant solo goal by Luke Daniels.
They quickly added a second when Jack Johnson volleyed well past the Broadwell keeper.
Avonvale then made it 3-0 when a well-worked move ended with Josh Lyon slotting the ball home.
Early in the second half, a ball over the top found Mike Baverstock who volleyed home from 20 yards.
Both teams subsequently missed chances before Daniels rounded off a good win with the fifth goal.
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