Hale Leys United set up what promises to be a thrilling county cup semi-final clash with village side Oakley after four-goal Daniel Parsons inspired them to an 8-1 win over Bracknell Rovers.
The Aylesbury side will be hoping former player Shayne Almond does not come back to haunt them after he helped set up the local derby with both of Oakley’s goals in their quarter-final match at Reading at the weekend.
Hale Leys, currently top of the SML, will go into the match as favourites off the back of their hugely impressive season so far under new boss Paul Alleyne. Another man who could not fail to be impressed was club chairman Roger Simmons, who watched Saturday’s mauling from the sidelines.
Ironically it was 1-1 after half an hour, Parsons having given Leys the lead before Bracknell, nicknamed the Swords, drew level.
But a blitz of goals from deadly duo Tom Brindley (three) and Parsons (four) made things comfortable before Callum Jenkins went up for a corner and used a cheeky back heel to complete the rout and leave Alleyne purring.
“Thank you to all the people who made the effort to support us at the weekend it was a positive response to see everybody supporting our Aylesbury team, and what a display for those who did come,” he said.
“I was again impressed with the consistency from the squad they delivered what I asked of them and they are rewarded with a place in the semis , this is not just big for our club but big for the towN.”
Hale Leys are again in cup action this weekend as they travel to title rivals Mursley for an SML Cup quarter-final match.