SWINDON SUNDAY LEAGUE: AFC Gas beaten in Wiltshire Sunday Cup final
AFC Gas will look to put their 4-2 Wiltshire FA Sunday Cup final defeat behind as they continue their push for a double.
Alan Blake’s young side put in a spirited performance against Amesbury Athletic at Calne Town’s Bremhill View ground, but ultimately experience told.
However, all is not lost for the Swindon Sunday League Division One leaders, as they bid to continue their charge to the title on Thursday night when they entertain Castrol, while there is also a League Cup final to enjoy at the start of May.
Having gone 1-0 down, Daniel Kilgerry levelled matters after he pounced on a loose ball from a corner.
But Amesbury powered into a 3-1 lead before James Blake headed home from another set piece to pull Gas back into the game, only for Athletic to seal the win late on.
“It was disappointing to lose,” Alan Blake said. “To get to the final having failed in the two previous attempts is a big achievement.
“They were a physical side and I think that their experience told in the end, and they probably deserved to win. We now have to get our focus back on the league and we have a cup final against Cheney coming up as well.”
Greyhound maintained the pressure on leaders Gas as they romped to a 7-2 victory over Wheatsheaf, while Inter Sandgate eased to a 9-2 success over basement boys Penhill United.
SKS Blyskawica remain favourites for the Division Two title after the third placed side defeated the team directly above them, West Swindon Wanderers, 3-0. Leaders Deers Leap eased to a 6-0 against Dynamo Ashton, however, Blyskawica have three games in hand on the table-toppers with only a three-point gap to bridge.
Division Four title chasers Swindon Asians took a break from league action to defeat DBS 7-6 on penalties in a cup clash, while in the league second-placed Cleeve Tech were 5-1 winners over Toothill Revolution.
Swindon United remain on course to finish second in Division Five after defeating Wedge 1-0, DH Fitness ended their league campaign with an 8-4 victory over RJ Aerials, while third-placed Penhill Moonrakers were held to a 4-4 draw with DPR. Freshbrook stormed to a 12-0 success over Save On Tyres Athletic in Division Six, while Park Rangers defeated MTA 5-1 in the Cricklade derby.