A STUNNING last-gasp effort from Phil Hampson saw Three Daggers come from 2-1 down at Southampton League club Alderbury to claim a dramatic 3-2 victory in the Wiltshire Junior Cup.
Daggers took the lead through superb instinctive finishing by Joe Moloney, but against the run of play Alderbury got back on level terms before the break.
Alderbury then took the lead with Daggers’ Mathew Morgan being sent off in the proceedings.
Three Daggers played the final 25 minutes with 10 men but showed great team spirit as they fought back to equalise. Phil Hampson whipped in an unstoppable free kick and Owen Hunter rose highest to head home the equaliser.
With seconds remaining Kane Scott slipped Hampson in who skinned his maker and unleashed the cleanest of strikes from 25 yards out to send Daggers through to the last eight.
Wiltshire Junior Cup holders Stockton & Codford remain in the hunt for back-to-back titles after seeing off Swindon League challengers Lower Stratton 7-0.
Leading 1-0 at half-time through a Jason Povey goal, Stockton ran their hosts ragged in the second period as Povey added the next two to complete his hat-trick, the third of which came from the penalty spot.
Nick Sleeman bagged himself a three-timer before Povey completed the rout with his fourth and Stockton’s seventh of the afternoon.
Luxol St Andrews, who received a walkover in the previous two rounds, were in red-hot form in their first outing as they destroyed Swindon League Division One side Sport 4 Pinehurst 9-3.
Tom Rooney opened the scoring for Luxol following great work from Josh Hard.
Hard himself made it 2-0 before Pinehurst halved the deficit. Jamie Hancock restored a two-goal cushion for Luxol, but back came Pinehurst to narrow the gap to the odd goal prior to the break.
After the break Luxol were rampant as a second for Rooney made it 4-2.
Mark Reynolds added number five and a 30-yard wonder strike from Kieran Hard made it 6-2 before both Josh and Kieran Hard bagged their second of the after to move the score to 8-2.
Pinehurst scored a third but it was a brief respite as Mitchell Hamber netted the final goal to hand Luxol their place in the quarter finals.
Calne Eagles suffered a 9-2 defeat at Swindon League, Premeir Division leaders Tawny Owl who ahead of the third round tie had won all of their previous seven matches this term.
Calne, who trailed 7-1 at the break, may have fared better in the second period but goals for Will Gale and Ben Forseter were consolations.
Westbury Town hosted Salisbury League outfit Sarum Youth and for 70 minutes they completely dominated the game against their guests, who had tasted success against The Stiffs in an earlier round.
After letting a 2-0 lead slip, Westbury came good in extra time to claim a 4-2 win.
Dale Rowland gave Westbury a half-time lead, Tom Blackman made it 2-0 and it should have been 3-0, but Ashley Easton missed from the penalty spot and then Matty Mead missed a sitter which gave Sarum a lifeline.
They took it as two goals in the final 10 minutes levelled matters.
Mead atoned for his dreadful miss in normal time with two goals in extra time that gave Westbury their 4-2 success.
Report courtesy of The Wiltshire Times