Non-league football round-up

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 04 March 2010

BLUE SQUARE SOUTH



Braintree Town 3 Hampton and Richmond 0

BRAINTREE closed the gap on the play-off positions last night.

On 17 minutes, a free-kick by captain Quinton finding the head of Lee Burns to power home through a ruck of players.

BLUE SQUARE SOUTH

Braintree Town 3 Hampton and Richmond 0

BRAINTREE closed the gap on the play-off positions last night.

On 17 minutes, a free-kick by captain Quinton finding the head of Lee Burns to power home through a ruck of players.

Five minutes into the second half Braintree made it two as a long ball out of defence found Burns. After taking it round the covering defender he calmly went wide of the keeper before slotting home.

Three minutes later Garry Cross made it three in a move started by Steve Good.

RYMAN LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINAL

AFC Sudbury 1 Edgware Town 0

AFC Sudbury won through to their first League Cup semi-final, beating fellow league side Edgware at Kings Marsh last night. Edgware were happy to defend in numbers, and rely on the quick break. Chakaodza wasted a good early chance for Edgware when in a one-to-one with keeper Munson, he shot straight at the keeper.

Heath missed three good opportunities before the only goal came after 68 minutes, Clements picking out Driver's overlapping run for him to cross for Rowe to slam the low shot past Blackburne.

RYMAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

Redbridge 1 Wivenhoe 0

FOR the second time this year Butterworth tormented the Wivenhoe defence.

He had already provided a succession of super crosses before he opened the scoring for the home side.

A left wing cross found him unmarked and he made no mistake with a right foot shot. Debutant keeper McKinney made one superb save in the first half.

In the second half it was a different story as Wivenhoe got no reward for a super effort. Nethercott and Townrow both had goal bound shots cleared.

Bury Town 3 Potters Bar Town 0

BURY took the lead after 17 seconds through Liam Barrett when he was put through by Sam Reed and surprised Jones from 25 yards.

Bury settled midway through the half and started to give the Potters Bar defence some problems, but they were also unable to put a shot on target. They came close to doubling the lead when Tom Bullard headed over when unchallenged.

Potters Bar started the second half camped in the Bury half but still failed to create a clear chance. In Bury's first attack of the half on 52 minutes Sam Reed was pulled down by the keeper and Danny Cornwell crashed home from the penalty spot.

Bury made the game safe on 81 minutes when Gavin Johnson rose high to head home Lee Reed's corner.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Needham Market 2 Haverhill Rovers 1

IT TOOK Needham just 18 minutes to open the scoring when Paul Berry from 25 yards sent his shot into the top corner.

Before then, Needham's goalkeeper, Jones, did well to keep out Nick Impey's shot. Bowden headed over the bar when he should at least have been on target, but he made up for it in the 40th minute, when he headed in a free-kick taken by Thurlbourne, for a deserved equaliser.

Needham were finding it hard to break down a very good Haverhill defence, while up front the visitors looked dangerous on the break.

Needham took the lead in the 89th minute when Thrower put Berry through, who gave goalkeeper Benstead no chance.

Woodbridge 0 Stanway 1

A RAY Turner header just after the hour saw Stanway claim all three points at Notcutt's Park last night.

Stanway deserved their victory for their second half display when they got on top after an even opening period in an entertaining game.

Both sides had good chances to break the deadlock, most notably Grant Monaghan, who headed across the face of the Stanway goal while Marcus Garnham had to block a close range shot by Ed Kirby at the other end.

Stanway started the second half in lively fashion and it came as no surprise when Turner rose to head home Sam Newson's left-wing cross after 61 minutes.

Newson also hit the base of the far post after a strong run took him into the Woodbridge area as Stanway maintained the upper hand in the closing stages.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION KO CUP

Halstead 4 Stowmarket 0

TWO goals in each half saw Halstead reach the final of the Division One KO cup along with the luxury of a missed penalty by Abrahams after 10 minutes.

Halstead took the lead on 28 minutes when Abrahams forced home from close range.

Right on half-time King was booked for downing Daly on the edge of the box and Bryan curled home the resulting free kick.

Stow resumed by forcing their only corner of the game, which yielded nothing with the ball swept to the other end where Charters dropped a cross from Bryan, leaving Daly the simple chance to knock home number three.

Halstead rounded off the scoring on 84 minutes when Bryan broke clear and ran through to pick his spot.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Debenham LC 3 Gorleston 0

TWO goals in a two minute spell just before half-time changed the complexion of this game.

In a half punctuated by free-kicks Gorleston were brought to a full stop by Stuart Jopling's 39th-minute strike and were still recovering their momentum when Stuart French and Farrell combined for the second.

Ian Gedny completed the scoring in the second period with a neat touch after Jopling and Joel Watkins had combined well.

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