THE adverse weather again affected the Charities Cups and the M4 Karting Cirencester & District League fixtures, with only four games played.
In the Senior Charities Cup, Siddington Sports progressed to the semi finals with an impressive 5-1 away victory at Lechlade. Both sides struggled with player availability and Lechlade manager and secretary Steve Goddard probably wished he had stayed on the sidelines as he gave Siddington the lead with an own goal.
Further goals followed at regular intervals from Kieren Wickens, Sean Rose and a double from Aiden Cressey, with Liam Moor getting Lechlade`s consolation. Veteran Martin Winter played a 'blinder' in goal for Siddington, having been roped in to play at the last minute.
The Beeches' home tie with Bibury Reserves was postponed for the second week running, and Poulton went through against Real Fairford without kicking a ball when they were awarded the tie in confusing circumstances. The game should have been played at Poulton, but with their pitch unplayable due to rain, the rules designate that the game should be played on the opponents' pitch, but circumstances conspired to force postponement. The matter is sure to be discussed and clarified at the forthcoming management committee meeting.
In the Junior Charities Cup, CHQ Reserves beat Minety 4-1 in an incident-packed game. Rob Stewart with a hat-trick and David Legg were CHQ`s scorers with Nick Tanner scoring for Minety. The visitors controversially had a goal disallowed for offside with the score at 1-1, and tempers flared when a late challenge from Minety`s Mark Harvey earned him a yellow card and Eddy Sproule of CHQ saw red for his violent reaction.
In the remaining quarter final tie, Kingshill Sports overcame Oaksey Reserves 3-1 with two goals from Mark Mardy and one from Scott Reynolds, with Rob Needham coming off the bench to score for Oaksey.
In the only Div Two fixture played, Siddington Sports Veterans won 2-0 at South Cerney Reserves with goals from Justin Lowe and Jon Reeves. They are now level on points with leaders Kingshill, who have played two games less.