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Battling Highgate crash out of the cup

Boldmere St Michaels 3 v 1 Highgate United (Boldmere win 5-1 on aggregate)

Boldmere St Michaels 3 v 1 Highgate United (Boldmere win 5-1 on aggregate)

HIGHGATE crashed out of the Aspire Midland Alliance League Cup after suffering a 5-1 aggregate defeat to Boldmere.

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg Peter Frain knew his side had their work cut out and when Chris Gummery struck in the 19th minute things were looking up.

Gummery had earlier seen keeper Adam Jenkins somehow fingertip a goal bound shot to safety and after 30 minutes the final outcome could have been so different had Kieran Robotham’s header off Liam O’Shea’s far post cross gone in rather than hitting the woodwork.

Highgate continued to give a good account of themselves despite being pegged back by Jason Holmes 55th minute goal, but in throwing players forward in an endeavour to pull themselves back into the game they found themselves exposed at the back.

Boldmere took advantage when Adam Swan lobbed Perry Cox and the game was wrapped up when substitute Simeon Tulloch punished the tired defence late on.

Walsall Wood 1 Knowle 1

DEREK Adamson stepped down as Knowle boss last year but the loyal servant just can’t stay away from the action.

Last week at Walsall Wood, Adamson, who is now chairman, ran the line after an injury to the referee saw the original linesman replace him.

The hosts had taken a 25th minute lead through Hussain Torgay but Knowle were left cursing their luck when Barrett somehow blazed over from six yards.

However on 57 minutes it was all smiles for the visitors when Dawayne Mardenborough struck his first goal for the Robins.

Tomorrow Knowle entertain G.S.A Sports at the Beehive.

Boldmere F.S. 1 - 1 Shirley Athletic

TITLE-chasing Shirley couldn’t find a way past Boldmere last weekend as they were held in Sutton Coldfield.

Kerry Curtis and Scott Kite both failed to convert early chances before Boldmere took the lead midway through the first half.

A lacklustre second half saw Shirley equalise through Paddy Fanning but despite late

efforts from Jarzinho Nelson and Phil Rowe the honours were shared.

Shirley are away to Erin Go Bragh tonight in Erdington and then travel to Handsworth GSOB on Saturday.

Village 3rds 0 Silhill 2nds 7

IN AFA Division Two Silhill’s sizzling 2nds smashed seven past Village 3rds.

Man-of-the-match Lee Martin bagged four and Tom Mackenzie, Matt Scrivens and David Johnson chipped in with one apiece.


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