Thame United into last four of League Cup

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Thame United booked their place in League Cup semi-finals on Monday night when they beat Lydney Town 1-0.

United dominated the first half and the first opportunity arrived after only eight minutes when a long ball from keeper Lee Farrow found Luke Ricketts through on goal, but Ricketts skewed his effort wide from the edge of the box.

Andy Gledhill then flashed a header over the bar, before the home keeper did well to palm a Ricketts cross away for a corner.

The resultant corner was headed over by Ellis Hercules before, on 25 minutes, Ricketts poked an effort from 10 yards against the post with the keeper stranded.

United eventually broke the deadlock on 38 minutes. Good play down the Thame right saw the ball crossed into the box and, with the home defender looking to control the ball, Gledhill turned quickly and fired the ball into the corner of the net. Ken Feyi then had a couple of opportunities to extend the lead before the break.

The home side came out reinvigorated after the break, albeit United still had opportunities to extend the lead through Feyi and Gledhill.

However, as the game wore on the home side exerted more pressure and United were indebted to an outstanding save from Farrow who, on 70 minutes, made a brilliant stop from a six-yard volley for Town’s top scorer, Morley-Lyne.

The hosts then had a couple of headers that went wide of the target, before Jenkins blasted over from close range with five minutes to go

As it was, United held on to secure a deserved win. The semi-final against Flackwell Heath will take place on Thursday, April 14, at 7:45pm at the ASM Stadium, with all admissions only £3.