Fishermen net fourth consecutive win to book cup final berth
PUBLISHED: 15:26 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 01 May 2018
In-form Beer Albion notched their fourth consecutive victory with an impressive 5-1 win at Upottery in a Seaton Cup semi-final on Monday evening at Glebe Park, writes Richard Honnor.
After going behind on 12 minutes, the Fishermen recovered to defeat their hosts convincingly and book a cup final place against Chard Town Reserves. Richard Walker (2), Chris Long (2) and Simon Smith were the Beer scorers.
The Fishermen have two massive upcoming challenges when they visit runaway Macron Premier league leaders Elmore this evening (Wednesday), and then they are at fourth placed Newtown on Saturday.
The Eagles are just one win away from winning the league, so the Fishermen will be hoping to at least delay the celebration party on Wednesday, but it will be a tough ask. Mid-table Beer have already secured Premier Division status for next season so their main focus will now be on cup competitions. As well as reaching the Seaton Cup final, the Fishermen will be hoping to progress to the final of the East Devon Senior Cup. Their semi-final opponents will be either Alphington or Okehampton Argyle.
Meanwhile, Beer Albion Reserves, who have reached the heady heights of third place in Macron Division Four, host Feniton Reserves in the Carlisle Cup at the Furzebrake this evening (Wednesday), kick-off 6:30pm.
The Fishermen’s 2nds, who have exceeded all expectations this season, complete their league programme on Saturday when they entertain runaway champions Whipton and Pinhoe, who thrashed their nearest rivals Winchester 8-1 on Monday evening!
The challenge for Beer, an extremely tough one, will be to dent the Whipton 100 per cent league record. Kick-off at the Furzebrake is at 3pm.