ADL round-up: Haddenham shock Vale on penalties
There was joy and frustration and cup upsets across four competitions last weekend.
The Thomas Field Shield preliminary round saw Division One strugglers Haddenham win another penalty shootout; this time knocking out higher flying Premier Division Aylesbury Vale TT. After a 2-2 draw and no further goals they earned a 6-5 shoot out win, Luke Lindsay with a double for Haddenham.
In the Tom Munt League Cup preliminary Aylesbury Hornets knocked out another higher Division side again; this time St Leonard's the scalp as they were stung 4-3 at home. Racing into a 4-1 lead and missing a penalty the Hornets are on a cup charge.
Steeple & Ludgershall saw off Wingrave Development 0-4 in the other tie, Dave Philips hit a long range opener before subs Matt Gibbs, Freddie Tarbard and Rowan Bullivant scored in the second half.
In the Sheffield Jackman Cup Aylesbury Royals saw off Buckinghamshire Utd 2-1 away with late goals from Leon Harding and Nathan Perna.
The David Grainge B&B Junior Cup only has one ADL side remaining as Rivets Sports blew a 2-0 lead away at Oakley to draw 2-2 and crash out 4-1 on spot kicks.
Haddenham now host Oakley as the only side left.
In the ADL Reserve Cup, being run as two mini-leagues this season, the sides expected to go far won their opening games. Aylesbury Vale TT Reserves beat Thame C 4-3 away in Group A, Lewis Walker scoring his second goal to win the game with five minutes to go.
In Group B, Stoke Mandeville Reserves ran into a 3-0 early lead at Wendover Reserves inside 20 minutes as Harvey Quinn grabbed a hat-trick in five minutes; 3-1 the final score. Holders AWFC Reserves beat Oving Development 4-1 away thanks to Brandon Jeffs, Kyle White and a Jake Dann double.
In League action there is a gap growing at the top of the Premier Division. Leaders Stoke Mandeville hit Wingrave 8-1, Jack Maddran with four goals. AWFC saw off Wendover 1-0, Tom Shepherd scoring again, with an equaliser denied by the assistant.
Great Missenden needed a 92nd minute header from Freddie Gamble to see off Elmhurst 4-3. The final game saw a six pointer as Chesham Youth beat Tring Athletic Zebras 4-2 that sees them jump into sixth place.
In Division One, Oving came from behind to draw 2-2 with Potten End. Liam Picton and James Bundey got the Potten End goals before Harry Gollins netted on halftime, Josh Dance equalising with 18 minutes left.
In Division Two, Aylesbury FC went back to the top of the table with a 3-1 away win at Rivets Sports Reserves. An early own goal and a James Green finish made it 2-0, then Ryan Morgan pulled one back before Ben Russell's lob finished the game.