Champions AS Plant United progress to cup final

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Midland Amateur Alliance Premier Division champions AS Plant United progressed to the Senior Cup final with a 2-0 win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

They will face Ravenshead who beat Bestwood MWSC on penalties after the match had finished 1-1 after extra-time.

The Intermediate Cup semi-finals saw Premier Division outfit Trent Vineyard defeat Division One opponents Derbyshire Amateurs 3-1.

In the other semi-final Premier Division Rainworth Rangers went down by the same scoreline to Division One leaders AFC South Wingfield 93.

Graham Beavis netted for Rangers who were 2-1 down at half-time only for South Wingfield to increase their lead with Jason Miles’ double proving decisive.

Sutton Travellers booked their second cup final of the season when they reached the MAA Minor Cup final after clinching a place last month in the Notts FA Minor Cup final against Old Elizabethans II.

Goals from Andrew Hill, Nathan Atkins and Simon Tansley went unanswered by Bilborough United Reserves.

The other finalists are Old Bemrosians who pipped another Derby-based side Alvaston United 3-2.

Woodborough United clung to second spot in the MAA Premier Division with a 2-1 defeat of fourth-placed Old Elizabethans whose reply came from Tom Blaney.

Goals from Joe Machin and Josh Harris earned Kirkby Athletic a point at the expense of AFC Farnsfield, whose sole marksman in the 2-2 draw was Lewis English. Machin also netted a consolation goal for Athletic in a midweek 6–1 defeat at the hands of Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

Both Dan Fisher and Ashley Swain netted doubles for the victors with Jack Goodwin and Simon Groves making up the total.