WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Beversbrook boss 'gutted' after cup defeat
6:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Latest News
BEVERSBROOK chief Lee Ashby was left ‘gutted’ after his side were dumped out of the Corsham Print Senior KO Cup by defending champions Southbrook.
The match was evenly poised at 1-1 at half-time with Lavel King equalising for Beversbrook just after the half-hour mark.
Ashley Gascoigne, a former Beversbrook player, had earlier given the away side the lead minutes after kick-off courtesy of a spectacular overhead kick.
But Southbrook managed to edge ahead in the second half and held on for a 2-1 win, with goalkeeper Max Schofield working wonders between the sticks to keep the home side at bay Beversbrook boss Lee Ashby said: “We were so annoyed to go out - their keeper was the best player by miles.
“We had 10-plus great chances but he stopped everything but our one goal. It was very gutting.
“They scored a wonder goal as well as the only other clear chance they had.
“I can’t be too disappointed as the lads played great and the better team lost, but we had high hopes for the cup.”
Elsewhere in the competition, Blyskawica lost out 4-3 to Vale of Pewsey on penalties following a 3-3 stalemate.
Wilts Calne Town also made it through to the quarter-final after winning 2-0 at Corsham Reserves.
In the Fountain Trophies Junior KO Cup at the weekend, Nalgo Wanderers thrashed Ashton Keynes 6-2.
There was plenty of league action alongside the knockout football, with league leaders Bradford Reserves being held to a 0-0 draw by Ludgershall.
Second-placed Chippenham Park lost ground on the table-toppers after being sunk 2-1 at Purton Reserves.
Struggling Wroughton were thumped 5-2 at Devizes Reserves while Marlborough took a 4-1 flogging at the hands of Trowbridge.
In Division One, Madames continued their fine start to the season with a 3-1 victory at Chippenham Park Reserves.
Wootton Bassett Dev hit a magnificent seven in their 7-1 drubbing of AFC Wroughton, while Marshfield and Malmesbury Reserves drew 3-3.
The one remaining match saw South Marston canter to a 4-0 triumph at Wilton.
Looking ahead to next weekend, Madames have been given a home walkover against Lower Stratton in the Corsham Print Senior KO Cup.