Struggling Chineham progress in the cup

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DIVISION One basement club Chineham Albion booked a place in the last four of North Hants Junior Cup with a 2-1 win over AFC Berg.

Chineham took the lead on 44 minutes, when John Clarke picked up a loose ball, went on a run and beat advancing goalkeeper Nick Tucker.

They had a great chance of a second when awarded a penalty after Nick Saunders was brought down, but Tim Wright’s spot-kick sailed over the bar.

On 55 minutes, Chineham did double their advantage through Leon Dolton following a good run and pass from Saunders.

Berg scored with 10 minutes left through Kieran Allayne to set up a tense finish, but Chineham held on.

Joining Chineham in the semi-finals are AFC White Hart and Tron Reserves, but Chineham Albion Reserves were knocked out by Andover outfit Kings Somborne.

See The Monday Gazette for all of the action from Saturday's games.

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