Apr 17 2012 By Graham Barkus
AN EXCITING and tense inaugural Alan Moore cup final saw Magpies 91 prevail in the Chesham Sunday League all-Premier Division contest with Pioneer.
Magpies who have in recent seasons missed out on some of the top honours, held firm to lift the trophy after goals from Toby Francis and Stuart Ellerby.
Andy Spurr netted for Pioneer in Sunday’s final, but despite creating several chances, found an equaliser elusive as Magpies took the spoils.
It was also a good day for Eldorado who made the Chesham Charity cup final at the expense of Wycombe league side Hazlemere Sports.
Two goals from top scorer Brett Evans plus one from Darrell Cooper proved decisive as Hazlemere failed to break a resolute defence and they will now face either Pioneer or Wycombe Town in the final on April 29.
Elsewhere, the Invitation Cup reached the quarter-final stage and saw FC Eagles go agonisingly close to claiming a major scalp in the form of Beaconsfield Revolution.
Dean Franklin scored for Eagles, but with the score one apiece after extra-trime, the dreaded penalty shoot-out was required. Nine kicks were converted as Revolution finally saw off the Division One side 5-4.
Meanwhile, Belmont’s successful season continued as the Premier Division side faced their reserves for a semi-final place.
But it took four goals through Craig McKay (2), Warren Tarney and Mike McVeigh to see them over the line. The reserves pushed them all the way, replying via Ian Final, Dale Lee and Matt Long.
The Premier Division league fixture completed mid-week, was one one which failed to improve Misty Moon’s league record, as they went down 7-1 at Magpies 91. Jamie Walker did net Moon’s consolation, but they were unable to cope with the hosts’ goal power.
League Cup final: Pioneer v Beaconsfield Revolution (at Chesham United FC, kick off 5.15pm)
Division One: White Hart v Belmont Reserves
Invitation Cup quarter finals: Eldorado v Chalfont Saints; Magpies 91 v Pond Park Rangers