NEUTRALS expected a tight game between Farringdon ISL and Myers, but the home side were dominant from start to finish in a 7-1 romp to reach the Total Sport Challenge Trophy semi-finals.
Farra could only call on the bare 11, but that didn’t affect them as Stephen Bogie fired a hat-trick to lead the way.
Kyle Sumner replied for Myers, but Farringdon were in form in front of goal, with Gillat, Page, Platts and Taylor sealing a convincing success.
SR Dons took advantage of a spare man to progress – after RCA Grangetown Florists had David Rush sent off.
The Dons went 3-0 up before Premier outfit Florists started to play. Bryan Norton fired a great goal and goal machine Andy Place rifled homed their second goal to give the Dons a fright, but they held firm to cause a cup upset.
Hylton Castle TWR got the shock of their life against Vane Arms.
The Division Two favourites took an early lead, with Cushingham taking advantage of a defensive mix-up.
Kev Gordon levelled for TWR, but both teams were guilty of missing chances.
The game went to extra time and Hylton Castle’s fitness told as Daz Snowball fired them ahead in the first half of extra time. TWR grew stronger and Drysdale’s double ensured a comfortable victory.
Hendersons Butchers and fellow First Division high-fliers Southwick were well matched in their tie, which ended 2-2 before Butchers won the shoot-out.
McGregor and Fisk scored for Southwick in normal time, with Richie Jordan and player-manager Shaun Graham levelling it up.
Extra time could not produce a winner, so the game went to penalties, with Neal Bussey proving the main man, saving two spot-kicks to thwart Southwick.