CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE SUBSIDIARY CUP: Social book another semi-final appearance (From Wiltshire Times)
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CHIPPENHAM SUNDAY LEAGUE SUBSIDIARY CUP: Social book another semi-final appearance
1:30pm Monday 11th March 2013 in Sport
AS EXPECTED, Biddestone Social will finish top of the Subsidiary Cup Group D table.
A 5-0 victory over fourth division Old Road means that that with a game to spare Ashley Smith’s side are through to their third semi-final of the season.
Biddestone, who won the competition when it was last held in 2004, are going to take some stopping as they hunt down an unprecedented quadruple.
It was an unlucky 13th minute for Old Road as that was when Tyler Sibbick lobbed home from a Rob Pocock pass to put Biddestone ahead.
Three goals in seven minutes then killed off the challenge of Old Road, Dan Lardner scored from the spot on 37 minutes after Adam Mercer had been fouled.
Two minutes later Sibbick picked up a loose ball and fired in from 10 yards to make it 3-0 and 43 minutes Lardner followed up to knock the ball home and claim his second of the game after Ryan Baggs shot came back off the post.
The game was put to bed on 48 minutes, Jake Hiscocks played in Tyler Sibbick whose third of the morning completed the Social’s 5-0 success.
AFC Melksham’s Group B match with Corsham Park Rangers was postponed by the latter who were unable to raise a team for the game, the cancelation will now put the competition behind and questions will now be asked as to whether it causes more bother than it is worth to run the cup which was last staged back in 2004.
With Steeple Ashton Rangers already declared the winners of Group D, second division Kings Arms (All Cannings) and first division Prestige Bodyworks were playing for pride and having won the earlier meeting between the sides 3-2, Prestige would have been looking for another win.
Kings Arms had other ideas and a 5-0 win saw them avenge their loss from the end of February.
Kings Arms lead 3-0 at the break thanks to goals from Jon Giddings, Simon Drewitt and Rob Hannah.
A second-half double from Drewitt saw him complete his hat-trick and the scoring for Jim Wilson’s side who will be happy with the result even if it counts for nothing.
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