Deus, Byrne and Shelly hit netto book Caribbean's final ticket
Caribbean Sports will meet New Bohemians in the final of the U21 Cup after winning the semi-final second leg 3-0 at Eckington Boys after a goalless first leg.
Caribbean got off to a great start when a superb through ball from Harry Byrne split the Eckington defence open for Nolly Deus to run onto and score with a good finish.
Deus returned the favour with a neat through pass to put Byrne in on goal to score with an assured finish to give Caribbean a 2-0 lead at the interval. The visitors carried on where they left off in the first half with a strong performance not giving Eckington any encouragement to get back in the tie.
And midway through the second period Caribbean put the result beyond doubt with the third.
The influential Josh Shelley delivering a free-kick to the far post finding Harry Hurst in space to head home.
The game ended on a sour note with Eckington players Michael Walker suffering a nasty injury.
The final will take place on Wednesday, May 2, at the Coach & Horses ground home of the world’s first football club Sheffield FC with a 7.30pm kick off.
Caribbean will go into the tie with a psychological advantage having done the league double over Bohemians running out 5-3 winners at home earlier in the campaign then 3-2 in the reverse fixture in November.
Sheffield Six’s require just one more win from the remaining three games to guarantee third place in the Premier Division after picking up maximum points from two games in four days.
Six’s eased to a 7-0 win at Sheffield Legends with Danny Barnsley continuing his rich vein of scoring form with a hat-trick.
Brad Howe, Tom Harrison, Harry Buxton and Luke May also getting in on the scoring act for the impressive visitors.
That was followed by another away win this time running out 6-1 winners at Norton FC .
Barnsley once again amongst the goals netting four times to take his tally to 13 in the last four games. Luke Clarke and Joel Elms also on target with Berivan Kurde grabbing Norton’s consolation effort.
With the Tinsley Trophy and League Cup Finals to look forward too it seems Six’s have hit top gear at just the right time.
The bottom of the table clash between AFC Sharrow and Middlewood Rovers finished in a 1-1 stalemate, a result that did neither team any favours.
Sharrow’s hopes of a first win of the season were raised when Elliot Donnor fired them into an early lead.
Middlewood, who were hoping to narrow the gap on both Sheffield Roses and Horse & Tigers as they look to climb out of the bottom two, drew level nine minutes before the break when Josh Berry headed home but neither side could come up with a winner
Eckington Boys have the U21 Division title in their own hands after edging to a 3-2 win at Crosspool to move to within a point of leaders Hasland Community with a game in hand.
Crosspool edged in front on 30 minutes when a cross-come shot deceived the visitors keeper.
Owen Ryan had Eckington back on level terms just before the break, before edging in front early in the second half through a Billy Kitchen penalty after Ryan had been brought down.
William Onions fired home a crucial third on 75 minutes and although Crosspool pulled one back late on from the penalty spot, Eckington saw the game out for what was a big three-points.
Premier Division: Brunsmeer AJW v AFC Sharrow, Sheffield Six’s v Middlewood Rovers, Thorncliffe v Norton FC.
U21 Division: Brierley Cubs v Eckington Boys, Caribbean Sports v Crosspool Juniors, Hasland Community v MDS Falcons
Wednesday, May 2
U21 Cup Final: New Bohemains v Caribbean Sports (at Sheffield FC)
Thursday May 3
Premier Division: Sheffield Roses v Middlewood Rovers, Sheffield Six’s v Thorncliffe.
U21 Division: Eckington Boys v Crosspool Juniors.