FOOTBALL: U15 MINUTE-MAID NATIONAL SCHOOLS CUP Beths Grammar.....................2 CARDINAL VAUGHAN..........2 (Beths win 2-1 in penalty shoot-out)
The earth must have miraculously tilted to deny Cardinal Vaughan a place in the last 32 of the Minute Maid National School Cup on Wednesday.
Twice, the West Kensington school saw penalties roll along the goal line after hitting a post in the shoot-out that followed a 2-2 draw in normal time. Twice, the ball somehow stayed out.
Beths Grammar School thanked the heavens and went on to win the sudden-death lottery 2-1.
Vaughan had even come back from a goal down to get their noses in front inside the 90 minutes, only to suffer an equaliser from the Kent school with the ref's final whistle in his mouth.
LONDON COMMERCIAL LEAGUE - DIVISION THREE British Airways............1 FULHAM DYNAMOS.................5
THEY were bottom as 2009 was being rung in.
This week Dynamos were congratulating themselves on gaining the giddy height of third in the league after a tremendous couple of months.
And the best was saved until latest after the best team performance of the season on Saturday.
Man-of-the-match Remi Otudeko began the rout with a crisp finish in the 14th minute, before Mark Adams hit the first of a double before the interval.
The two then traded goals with Otudeko's audacious 40-yard chip the best of the bunch. Richard Casey rammed home a fifth.
A fine free-kick allowed the opposition a bit part, but the stars of the show were the men from Fulham.
WEST END AFA - PREMIER Norfolk & Chance.................1 FERNHEAD ROVERS......................2
FERNHEAD were given no, urr, chance when they played Norfolk earlier in the season.
Beaten 6-1 then as well as losing their keeper to injury, Saturday's encounter was an entirely different kettle of fish.
Marius Young teed up Sam O'Donoghue to fire home, but when keeper Levi Letang was given no chance for Norfolk's equaliser, it needed man-ofthe-match Marius Camari-West to provide the cross for Ian Reeves to net the Maida Vale side's winner.