West Sussex Football League round-up: Alfold book semi final place

Surrey Junior Cup: ALFOLD reached their first semi final courtesy of a 3-1 defeat of Sunbury Galaxy.

Karl Bearryman’s hat-trick fired Fold into the last four with a stirring second half display. Despite good chances for Fold, Sunbury took a 1-0 lead into the break. That prompted Fold’s fightback, as Adam Saunders slid Bearryman in to level, and it was 2-1 when Bearryman met Hass Shurmahi’s corner. Now in control, Bearryman completed his treble when he pounced on Robbie Brininger’s deflected header from another Shurmahi corner.

Alfold: Lindsay, Saunders, Shurmahi, Bailey, Goodway, Boxall, Langlands, Seymour, Bearryman, Brininger, Lee.

Sussex Junior Cup

FOREST Reserves were left to rue missed chances as they suffered a semi final exit.

Three extra time goals from Ore Athletic booked their place in the final. Ore went in front before man of the match Ben Clements combined well with Russ Harwood to tee up Barry Ashton for the leveller.

In a frantic second half, chances fell to Dan Clark and Harwood, who clipped the bar, but the tie went to extra time. Ore took a 2-1 lead before Oli Smith saw his penalty saved, and as Forest pressed again for a leveller Ore scored two breakaway goals.

Forest: Small, Dan Clark, Dan Shorey, S Shorey, Clements, Smith, Grover, Sweatman, Young, Harwood, Ashton. Subs: Dickenson, Hillman, Laker, Perry

Malcolm Simmonds Cup

HOLDERS Cowfold crashed out of their quarter final tie, losing 4-2 to an excellent University Chichester side.

It looked good for Fold when Tim Martin put them in front, and it took a deflected free kick to haul Unversity level, as keeper James Fisher was wrong footed.

Chichester then went on to score twice mid-way through a evenly contested second half.

Fold pressed for way back in, and although Martin’s cool finish gave them hope of forcing extra time, a late error at the back let Uni in for their fourth to seal the tie.

Division 1

DEAN Robinson’s bullet header sealed three valuable points for Cowfold Reserves in a 1-0 defeat of Barns Green.

It was an attritional first half as the game became congested in midfield and both defences were on top in a goalless 45 minutes.

Barns Green looked dangerous at the start of the second half, but Matt Beck kept them at bay before Stuart Ansell’s whipped cross was met by Robinson’s header and Fold held on despite a late Barns Green rally.