Up for the cups! Saturday Football League review - part two

Coningsby Reserves captain James Todd hoists the Willoughby Shield.
Coningsby Reserves captain James Todd hoists the Willoughby Shield.

IN PART two of his review of the 2011-12 Boston Saturday Football League review, Neil Johnson reflects on the cup matches...

WRANGLE United produced the most impressive achievement in the cup competitions, by lifting the Sharman Burgess Sports Cup.

This is the only known occasion when a second division club had performed such a feat.

Wrangle beat Old Leake 2-1.

Fishtoft went mighty close to causing another upset when they went down to a last-gasp extra time goal from Spilsby Town’s Josh Bartlett in the Barclays Brokers Willoughby Cup.

One of the best finals saw Coningsby Reserves and Swineshead Reserves provide an epic battle in the Barclays Brokers Willoughby Shield – Coningsby winning 3-2 with Sam Brader scoring twice.

Another good final was also provided by the second string sides in the Main Ridge Take Away Reserve Cup, when Wyberton Reserves just edged out Freiston Reserves 2-1.

Benington made it a league and cup double by winning the Target Newspapers Challenge Cup in another exhilarating contest with Spalding Harriers.

Gavin Bell and Tom Baxter hit the match-winning goals in a 2-1 victory.

In the Lincs Junior Cup, Spilsby Town had two excellent results in eliminating Scunthonians and then Stamford Belvedere before bowing out.

Billinghay Atheltic defeated Tavern Colts in the early stages before they too went out of the competition to Pinchbeck.

Kirton Town progressed the furthest before losing out to Horncastle Town in the quarter-finals.