Village booted out by league strugglers
North Village 1 Robin Hood 2
North Village suffered their second cup defeat this season to a former Commercial League team as Robin Hood, the Premier Division cellar-dwellers, came from behind to snatch victory against last year’s beaten FA Cup finalists.
The match had a controversial incident at the start when two Robin Hood players — Dominique Williams and Takeyhi Walker — were told they would not be allowed to play if they did not remove facial body piercings which the match officials deemed to be dangerous.
Williams took his off but Walker was replaced in the starting line-up by coach Kyle Lightbourne because of a piercing on his left temple that he did eventually remove after the match had started, which enabled him to enter the game as a sub early in the second half.
Village, who recently lost to Flanagan’s Onions in the Friendship Trophy and were looking for another good FA Cup run, needed just three minutes to take the lead when Khomeini Talbot converted a far post cross by Clay Darrell.
Eventually Hood settled down as Mikre Pace smashed a long range shot over the top. Hood were enjoying a fair share of the possession, but Village went closest to adding to their score late in the first half when Timmy Figureido in the Hood goal came out of his six yard box and missed the ball before Talbot followed up and hit his left-footed effort against the post as he tried to turn the ball in from a sharp angle.
After Lashun Dill wasted another good effort from Clay Darrell’s cross for Village in the 48th minute, Hood snatched the equaliser a minute later when Antoine Russell broke through to calmly steer the ball past keeper Pierre Smith.
Hood were starting to looking more threatening with Lightbourne’s free kicks into the box with one such cross resulting in Russell putting a header over the top.
“I can’t run but I can deliver them,” Lightbourne joked to his bench, as Hood began to look the more likely to score again.
And they did so in the 65th minute when Robert Wilson’s short cross was headed back into the box by the full back, and when the Village defence failed to clear, Pace steered the ball home from close range.
Hood nearly added a third for good measure soon after when Fredy Mascarenhas’ well-struck effort from 25 yards was tipped by Smith onto the post. Village threw everything at Hood in the closing minutes in search of the equaliser, including one effort from Dill that was parried by Figureido at the near post before the ball popped up and bounced onto the bar and going out for a corner.
Hood hung on for five minutes of injury time to avenge their semi-final loss to Village last year.
Dandy Town 1 Flanagan’s Onions 1Defending league champions Dandy Town were left to face an all-important replay against Flanagan’s Onions after the two sides couldn’t be separated in their encounter at St John’s Field.
Town scored courtesy of Rico Wells while the visitors got their goal through Jake Fox.
A replay date should be announced this week.
Devonshire Colts 1 Somerset Trojans 3Goals from three different players enabled the visiting Somerset Trojans to beat Devonshire Colts at Police Field.
Tyrell Burgess gave Trojans the lead, only to be see it wiped out when Lozendro Symonds equalised before the break.
Jonny Bean put Somerset back ahead six minutes after the break, and Tahj Wade gave them a two-goal cushion shortly after to ensure safe passage to the next round
.Kenny Desilva scored a brace as Devonshire Cougars ran out comfortable winners over BAA at Goose Gosling Field.
BAA 2 Devonshire Cougars 6
Cougars skipper Chris Caisey got the scoring started before DeSilva doubled the lead moments later.
Vance Hill pulled a goal back for the hosts just before the break but the two-goal cushion was restored through Drewonde Bascome just after half-time.
Defender Jesse Seymour made it four before Torico Caines-Dill grabbed BAA's second.
Desilva got his second of the day, while Zico White capped off the scoring.
Shakir Smith scored a hat-trick for PHC as they brushed aside Boulevard at Goose Gosling Field.
Boulevard 0 PHC 6
Cecoy Robinson grabbed two goals against the First Division side and Marco Piper added another.
A replay will be needed for this fixture with neither side able to settle yesterday’s match.
St George’s 1 Southampton Rangers 1
Dennis Russell grabbed the leveller for the visitors after Jairizinho Bassett put St George’s ahead.
Allan Douglas jr of St. George’s was sent off.
Vincent Minors jr scored the winner from the penalty spot to ensure that Wolves wouldn’t be the first Premier Division side to slide out in the round.
Young Men Social Club 1 Wolves 2
Fellow striker Aljame Zuill gave the visitors the lead, but Social Club were level through Kelvon Butterfield.