Star Cars edge Devon Wednesday League cup thriller against 29 Commando
LARRY SPEARE DEVON WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUPS
IN THE George Lang Cup there was an 11-goal thriller with Division One's 29 Commando pushing Premier Division high-flyers Star Cars all the way, only to lose to a 87th minute winner.
Commando scored first only for Danny Brook to level before Star Cars' Jack Ball missed a penalty.
Commando regained the lead but in an end-to-end game Lance Easton squared matters once more.
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Ball then redeemed himself by giving Cars the lead only for 29 to hit back with a brace to go 4-3 up.
Ball then got his second to level again before 29 regained the initiative with a quick reply.
On 80 minutes Easton won a challenge with the visiting 'keeper to make it 5-5 and in a dramatic ending Brett Cole snatched the winner for Cars with just minutes remaining.
Marjon (III) went into a 3-0 lead over Plymouth Dukes (B) thanks to strikes by George Harrold (2) and Ben Spackman (pen) before Dukes got a late consolation.
In the Larry Speare Premier Cup, 42 Commando were too strong for Plymouth Dukes (A), winning 6-3 at Bickleigh Camp.
The Commandos went three-up before man of the match Sam Brahimi pulled one back.
Gav Schofield reduced the deficit before, early in the second half, the Dukes levelled the scores but then ran out of steam, allowing the Commandos to finish in a flourish with a further three goals.
PREMIER DIVISION Plymouth Students Union…0 HM Naval Base…5
LEADERS HM Naval Base increased their lead over second placed Star Cars with a comprehensive defeat of the students at HMS Drake.
Union started brightly and had early chances with the Base 'keeper being brought into action by Copeland and Tebble.
Base settled to the task and went ahead when Russell forced home a corner.
On the hour Woods made it 2-0 from a ball played over the top before Emery made it 3-0.
Victory was sealed in the final 10 minutes with Bradshaw and Emery finding the target.
HMS Raleigh…6 University (IV)…3
RALEIGH, fielding a host of new recruits, could have reached double figures but for the brilliance of the University 'keeper.
Michael Turnbull netted a hat-trick for Raleigh but blotted his copybook by missing a penalty, while other goals came from Jonathan Mills and Calum Bays (2).
DIVISION ONE Marjon (IV)…1 Discovery College…3
DISCOVERY College created a huge upset by defeating the leaders after trailing 1-0 to an early goal.
Marjon made a good start with James Harding finding the net after a flowing move, and they continued to run the show until just before half-time when Steve Kidd fashioned an equaliser.
Discovery were a different outfit in the second half and deservedly went head through Luke Avis-Riordon following good work by Kidd.
A strong second half performance by Discovery was rounded off in style when Tyler Gorman ran through to dink a shot over the advancing 'keeper to make it 3-1.
Lipson CC…5 City Police…2
LIPSON moved up to second with a fine win over Police.
The first half was quite even until Lipson made a breakthrough with Quin scoring with a delicate touch from a Thomson corner.
Police applied pressure and forced Lipson into conceding a penalty calmly put away by Lee Sheldon.
Lipson substitute Alex Lambert made his mark by restoring his side's lead on 50 minutes before the lively Pethick made it 3-1 by coolly lofting a shot over the Police 'keeper.
Thomson made it 4-1 from the penalty spot before Sheldon slotted home his second penalty to bring Police back in it.
Lipson ensured the points were theirs when Quin ran in to finish off great work by Tippett down the left.