BOTH Basingstoke and District League sides were knocked out of the North May Cup semi-finals last Saturday, as AFC Berg were beaten 5-1 by Broughton and Somesay losing 5-3 against Andover League club Kingsclere.

Berg had a bright enough start on a very heavy Brighton Hill pitch and took a 20th minute lead when Richard McCoubrie put away a cross from Dan Deadman, but trailed 3-1 by the break and conceded twice more after the interval.

Also at Brighton Hill Somesay entertained Kingsclere and were handicapped when starting with only nine men and went a goal down in the first minute.

In the tenth minute, up to 10 men, but an own goal by the unfortunate Bradley McQuigan made it 2-0.

Up to full strength on the half hour, Luke Gore played through to Connor Dawber, he was pulled down and Joe Hodge put away the penalty kick.

The sides then swapped goals before the break as Gore netted for Somesay.

In the second half, Harry Knapp equalised, but Kingsclere scored twice to win the tie.

Twentyten Reserves made it four wins in a row to moved up to third in the Division Two table after beating Longdog Soldiers 3-0.

The Longdog manager Matt Morrison has signed the experience Alex Spencer, who counts FC Censo and Overton United amongst his former clubs, but felt his tactics against a strong Twentyten side including some first team players, was wrong.

Twentyten scored all their goals in the second half from Luke Higgins, Charley Mannings and Dan Hancock.

It was a close match between Chineham and Origin Headley the home side shading it with a 2-1 win as James Brown and Shane West netted, while Jamie Goldsmith replied for Origin.

The outstanding Hampshire A Cup quarter final between Herriard Sports and BTC Southampton was postponed again, so this means the Basingstoke League side has to travel to Southampton this Saturday.

Other fixtures this Saturday are Junior Cup semi-finals: Andover New Street Swifts v Longdog Soldiers, Overton United A v Bounty Utd.

Basingstoke League Division 1: Twentyten v Tadley Calleva A. Division 2: AFC Aldermaston A v Somesay, AFC Berg v Twentyten Res, Basingstoke Town Colts v Sherborne Saints, Chineham v Basingstoke Athletic.