Cheadle United advance to county cup final

CHEADLE United are through the final of the Staffs FA TB Williamson Cup by beating fellow Potteries and District Sunday League members Loggerheads 3-2 away.

They will now face south Staffs side Cheslyn Hay SSC on Thursday, March 28, to decide who lifts the coveted trophy.

Cheslyn Hay beat King George V 4-0 in the other semi-final on Sunday.

PDSL Division One outfit Cheadle shocked their Premier Division opponents by going 2-0 up with goals from Dan Bloor and Sam Gavin.

Dan Jones replied for Loggerheads only for United to restore their two-goal advantage through Sam Morrell in the second half.

Nick Jones netted a second goal for Loggerheads to set up a tense finale.

Anchor Athletic derailed Locomotive in their top-of-the-table clash in Coors Sunday League Division Two.

The Teanford pub team ran out 4-1 winners with goals from Ben Dodd (2), George Ward and Chris Crisp.

The victory cut Locomotive’s lead at the top to just three points and Anchor have healthy four games in hand to overhaul them.

Division Two Windmill Werrington lost a nine-goal thriller against Division One promotion-chasing  AFC Moorlands in the League Cup third round.

Dean Mullock netted a hat-trick and Macauley Smith was Windmill’s other scorer in their 5-4 defeat.

Cheadle Town (Matt Woodward, Stephen Keeling) took their Division One Cup quarter-final tie against FC Clayton into extra-time before going out 4-2.

Blythe Bridge-based Black Cock caused an upset by beating Division Two leaders Moorcroft United 4-3 with goals from Shaun Searle (2), Jamie Leese and Liam Fernyhough.

The previous day mid-table Cheadle Town lost by the only goal of the game away to Foley Meir in the Staffordshire County League Premier Division.

It was also a disappointing afternoon for Cheadle Town reserves who suffered a 5-1 defeat away to Division Two leaders AFC Alsager. Fraser Bradbury scored Cheadle’s goal.