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Boho men have whip hand after 3-0 victory

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New Bohemians have one foot in the final of the U21 Cup after a 3-0 victory in the semi-final first leg at Beighton Magpies.

Jono Cooper gave Bohemians an early lead. Beighton thought they had equalised before the break when the ball appeared to cross the line only for the match official to wave play-on.

Bohemians though gave themselves a useful cushion to take into the second leg catching the home sides on the break with two fine individual goals goals from Ben Beever.

There is all to play for in the other semi-final with Caribbean Sports and Eckington Boys battling out a 0-0 draw although Sports did have a Nolly Deus goal harshly ruled out for a foul in the build up.

League Cup favourites Jack-in-a-Box eased into the semi-finals with a 4-0 win at Brunsmeer AJW.

Brunsmeer defended doggedly for the opening half hour but their resistance was broken on 31 minutes when Jordan Livett finished well from the edge of the area.

Box didn’t have long to wait for the second goal as just five minutes later Livett was hauled down in the area with Harry Dunkerely coolly converting the penalty.

It was very much one way traffic in the second half. Indeed Dunkerely might well have had a hat-trick after hitting the woodwork three-times. But it was left up to Box’s top scorer to finish the tie off with Livett grabbing late brace to complete his hat-trick.

Jack-in-a Box will now meet New Bohemians U21 in the semi-finals where they will be hoping it case of third time lucky.

High Noon are now jut a point behind Premier Division leaders Jack-in-a Box with two games in hand after edging to a 3-2 win at Norton FC.

Reece Blake and Lanzel Reid had Noon 2-0 up at the break and although Norton were given hope when Berivan Kurde got one back, Blake pounced for his second to wrap up the points.

Sheffield Six’s climbed into third place after thrashing Sheffield Roses 14-0. Connor Lomax led the rout scoring four goals with Danny Barnsley and Josh Burton chipping in with a brace. With Harry Buxton, Luke May, Matt Coyle, Joe Lowe, Luke Clarke and Tom Harrison joining in the goal feast.

Norton bounced back from their defeat against High Noon to win 3-2 at Middlewood Rovers with goals from John Hammond, Emmaunel Ogbuji with goalkeeper Gareth Swift scoring the winner from the penalty spot after Rovers had replied through Sam Wainwrite and Dylan Collins.

Horse & Tiger picked up only their second league victory of the campaign beating beating AFC Sharrow 5-2 having last picked up three -points on the opening day of the season.

Yoann Folly, Brendon Drew and Dale Thistlewhite had the host 3-0 up at the interval. Sharrow hit back after break with goals from Elliott Donner and Charlie Young raising hopes of pulling off a first league win of the season.

However, Jake Hammond gave Tigers some breathing space and although Oliver Lilley pulled it back to 4-3, Hammond struck late on with his second to seal the points.

Fixtures

U21 Cup Semi-Final Second Leg: Eckington Boys (0) v Caribbean (0), New Bohemians (3) v Beighton Magpies (0).

Premier Division: Jack-in-a-Box v High Noon, Middlewood Rovers v Horse & Tiger, Sheffield Six’s v Thorncliffe.

U21 Division: Brierley Cubs v Hasland Community, Nether Green v Crosspool Juniors.

Thursday April 12

Tinsley Trophy Semi-Final: Norton FC v Sheffield Six’s, Horse & Tigers v Thorncliffe.

Premier Division: Brunsmeer AJW v High Noon, Sheffield Roses v Sheffield Legends.