WITH two matches remaining Three Daggers have cemented their place at the top of the Group ‘B’ table of the Gooding Accounts sponsored Division Two Cup and booked their semi-final berth.
Joining them in the last four will be Aces, who Daggers beat 5-2 thanks goal-doubles from Phil Hampson and Joe Moloney, while Luke Mitten added the other. Craig Hillier and Aziz Uddin replied for Aces.
Zeals and Trowbridge Wanderers Development hopes of a semi-final spot ended following a 3-3 draw.
Lee Hadley, Radoslav Jakiel and Harry Riley put Wanderers 3-0 up at the break, but Zeals hit back for a share of the spoils with goals from Jordan Lynk, Shane Rendall and Aaron Carter.
In Group A, Calne Eagles soared into the last four thanks to a 6-1 success over Trowbridge Town A, who also progress.
Karl Sharratt got Calne flying with an early double before Mickey Taraskevics made the score 3-0 after an hour when his shot was deflected past Trowbridge keeper Conor Green.
Levi Wood pulled a goal back for Trowbridge, however, Eagles’ substitute Stuart Windsor restored the three-goal advantage.
Taraskevics bagged his second of the game to make it 5-1 before Sharratt completed his hat-trick after going through one-on-one with the keeper.
The two teams go head-to-head again on Saturday at Bowerhill.
Warminster A cemented their third place finish is the group as they defeat a depleted The Stiffs side 6-2.
Rob McFerran’s side went in 3-1 up at the interval, and ended up repeating the same score line in the second half. Liam Gibbens scored four for Warminster and was joined on the score sheet by Curtis Wyeth and Drew Eglin. Tom Patterson scored both goals for The Stiffs.
Division One Luxol St Andrews remain on course for the runners-up spot as they beat newly crowned champions Melksham Town A 2-1.
Luxol who started the week with victory in Wiltshire Junior Cup final before losing out to Stockton & Codford in the A&B Cup final are now in with a real chance of pipping Freshford United to the runners up spot.
The game was switched to Melksham Town’s impressive new Oaklands set up so that Dave Jenkins players could receive the trophy on home soil, but home advantage counted for nothing.
Goalless at half-time the game burst into life in the second half with Luxol taking the points thanks to Josh Hard and Francois Allen. James Dark scored the consolation goal for Melksham Town.
Stockford and Codford followed their A&B Cup final success with a 2-1 victory over Westbury United Reserves at Meadow Lane.
The two sides were level at the break Stephen Evans on target for Stockton, Nick Taylor for Westbury.
It took a second half penalty from prolific marksman Jason Povey to seal the points for the away side.