|Date||Sunday 13 May 2012|
|Match||Royston Town Vets v Ridgeons Vets
|Competition||Cambs Vets Invitation Cup: Semi-Final|
|Royston Scorers||Moulding(2), Barthrop, Humphreys, Leete, Wenlock, Wilson(2)|
Town Vets progressed to the final of the Cambs Vets Invitation Cup with a convincing 8-1 victory over a sporting Ridgeons side.
Town dominated the first 20 minutes and deservedly took the lead with a John Moulding header and extended the lead when Kevin Barthrop slotted home from a Nick Humphreys cross following a flowing move down the left. Humphreys then got on the score-sheet himself with a neat header over the advancing ‘keeper and Peter Leete, after a quiet start to the game, tapped in to make it 4-0. Nejat Kocak then went close with a left foot shot that hit the side-netting.
Early in the second half John Moulding extended town’s lead and goal number six was scored by Paul Wenlock who converted a defence-splitting cross from Geoff Pinner.
The visitors scored a fine headed goal from a free-kick but this was no more than a consolation effort as Town bounced back with two goals from mid-fielder Rob Wilson – his first was a fierce shot that gave the ‘keeper no chance and his second goal (Town’s 8th) was from close range.
Royston Town Vets: S Dobson, P Coughlin, A Smith, N King (K Flack 45), G Pinner (I Allen 60), S Henry (R Wilson 45), K Barthrop (N Kocak 45) , C Silenti, J Moulding, N Humphreys (P Wenlock 45), P Leete.
The second semi-final is being played next week (Cambridge University Press v Mount Pleasant) with the final now likely to be played in August.