FC Thame through to another cup final

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FC Thame beat Slough Lauricians 5-3 on Saturday in the Slough Town Cup semi-final to set up a mouth-watering final on Easter Friday at Burham FC against FC Lynchpin.

On wet windy and muddy pitch over in Slough and a large partisan crowd, Thame overcame the odds with a fine second half performance.

After a slow start, Thame gradually wrestled the initiative and on 15 minutes, Shayne Almond won a penalty which he duly dispatched for 1-0.

Further goals from Almond and a fine finish from Dan Delderfield opened up a 3-0 lead but Slough were not done and a combination of poor defending and good forward play saw Slough reduce the deficit to 3-2 at half-time.

Second half, however, Thame wrestled back control and Alex woodfine restored the advantage with a delicate finish before Slough pulled another back, but Almond curled a wonderful free-kick over the wall and into the top corner to complete his hat-trick and take Thame through.

The win caps off a fine couple of weeks in which the lads have made two local major cup finals, next week they face Penn & Tylers in a quarter-final tie for the Wycombe League Cup.