Underdogs bite the dust in PFA Cup

Action from ICA Sports' 1-0 win over AFC Stanground in the PFA Senior Cup. Photo: David Lowndes.
Action from ICA Sports' 1-0 win over AFC Stanground in the PFA Senior Cup. Photo: David Lowndes.
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It’s an all-Premier Division line-up in the PFA Senior Cup semi-finals after the two remaining Division One side bit the dust on Saturday (February 28).

AFC Stanground went down 1-0 at holders ICA Sports, while Wisbech Town Reserves were beaten 3-1 at Deeping Rangers Reserves.

Ashley Capes scored the only goal of the game for ICA, while Conor Pilbeam, Matt Sapprow and Bradley Sprouse were on target for Deeping.

ICA now host Netherton in the semi-finals later this month. ICA beat Netherton at the quarter-final stage last season.

Netherton pipped Pinchbeck in a repeat of the 2013 final on Saturday. Stephen Mastin and Jake Sansby scored the goals in a 2-1 win.

Coates complete the line-up and will visit Deeping in the last four. The Premier Division leaders beat second-placed Oakham 4-2 in their quarter final at Feldale Field.

Danny Dance, Liam Harrold, Adam Piergianni and Jake Pell scored for Coates who will be warm favourites to reach the final which is traditionally played at Peterborough United FC in May.

In Premier Division action, Stilton took advantage of a cup weekend to move into third place with a hard fought win over bottom Crowland. Craig Smith scored the only goal of the game.

Ian Bradbury bagged a hat-trick in a 4-1 win for Moulton Harrox over Sawtry, while there were also comfortable wins for Thorney and Uppingham over Holbeach United Reserves and Leverington respectively.


PFA Senior Cup quarter-finals

Coates Athletic 4 (Dance, Harrold, Piergianni, Pell), Oakham United 2 (Dance, Eason).

Deeping Rangers Reserves 3 (Pilbeam. Sparrow, Sprouse), Wisbech Town Reserves 1.

Netherton 2 (Mastin, Sansby), Pinchbeck 1.

ICA Sports 1 (Capes), Stanground 0.

Peterborough League

Premier Division

Holbeach United Res 1, Thorney 4.

Leverington Sports 1, Uppingham Town 5

Moulton Harrox 4 (Bradbury 3, Coddington), Sawtry 1.

Stilton United 1 (Smith), Crowland Town 0.