Singh Sabha in seven heaven after League Cup win against KS Gryf
PICTURE: The focus was on both the League Cup and Presidents Cup with places in the Quarter Finals up for grabs on Saturday
SINGH Sabha made it clear their intention is to retain the League Cup this season after a magnificent seven-goal win on Saturday.
Sabha won the competition in 2019 (cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the Coronavirus) and thumped KS Gryf, who were on a four-match winning streak, 7-0 for a place in the Quarter Finals.
The home team took a lead into the break with goals from Dillon Bains and Jovan Bains. The tie was put to bed in the second half when Karim Chaibi struck twice, with Hassan Mahmood, Mubarak Bashir and Navsher Samra also hitting the target.
Old Windsor Reserves led 3-1 at half-time in their second round tie at home to Frontline thanks to Laith Belkacem, Bradley Birchmore and Liam Spires all finding the back of the net. The Premier Division side however fought back to level at 4-4 - Belkacem netting again for The O’s - and went on to secure a 6-4 win after extra time.
There was an upset in round two of the Presidents Cup when Baylis United, the December/January Team of the Month winners, eliminated higher-league Pundit, 3-2.
Stoke Poges made it safely through to the last eight when brushing aside Braywood Beavers, 5-1.
Hype Train had a tough tie on paper away at Harts Of Bracknell, the unbeaten leaders in Division One, but reached the Quarter Finals when Chris Marshall scored with the very last kick of the game for a 3-2 success. Their earlier goals came from Leon Mannion and Phil Newport.
Chalvey Sports A provided a shock when eliminating higher-league Iver Heath 3-0 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time.
The draw for both the League Cup and Presidents Cup Quarter Finals will be made on Facebook Live during half-time in the next Showcase Match between Britwell and Stoke Poges on Friday night.
League Cup balls numbers
1 - Old Windsor or Southcote - tie to be played 26 February
2 - Braywood Beavers - beaten both Sandhurst Town and Eton Wick to reach the Quarter Finals in their first season
3 - Cressex or Pundit - tie to be played 12 February
4 - Stoke Poges - beat Frontline Reserves to reach the Quarter Finals
5 - Iver Heath - 3x winners in 1997, 2015 and 2016
6 - Singh Sabha - current League Cup holders after winning in 2019
7 - Frontline - beat Old Windsor Reserves to reach the Quarter Finals
8 - Baylis United - eliminated Premier Division leaders, Britwell, in the second round
Presidents Cup balls numbers
1 - Chalvey Sports A - won in 1995 with the Club Reserves side
2 - Cressex or Winkfield Reserves - tie to be played 26 February
3 - Southcote - beat Frontline Reserves to reach the Quarter Finals in their first season
4 - Frontline (first team) or Eton Wick - tie to be played 12 February
5 - Stoke Poges - beat Braywood Beavers to reach the Quarter Finals
6 - Hype Train - beaten both Sandhurst Town and Harts Of Bracknell to reach the Quarter Finals
7 - Baylis United - beat Pundit to reach the Quarter Finals
8 - The Riverside or Old Windsor Reserves - tie to be played 26 February
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