CCL Gill Cup quarter final

Severn Tunnel 9 Portskewett & Sudbrook 2

WILL Morgan hit a fine hat-trick to help Tunnel book their place in the semi-finals, writes Bob Cypher.

Tunnel took an early lead from the spot, Tom Atkins converting the penalty.

The lead was short-lived but after Port & Sud equalised through Lewis Brown, a fine team goal restored Tunnel’s advantage.

Keenan Perrett’s dummy left space for Atkins to run into before delivering a pinpoint low cross for Morgan to score his first.

Then Atkins fired in a shot from the edge of the area which proved too hot to handle and Rhys Briscoe followed up to score the third.

Keenan Perrett added the fourth and Morgan made it 5-1 with Briscoe adding the sixth.

Port & Sud fought back with Josh Henney netting but further goals from Morgan, James Perrett and Jordan Griffiths completed a 9-2 victory.

Tunnel boss Paul Lovell was understandably happy with his team’s performance.

“I think we were just too strong for them in the latter stages and scored a few when they tired,” he said.

“But credit to them, they never gave up and kept fighting until the end.”

In other quarter finals, Caldicot Castle triumphed 4-2 on penalties against Sudbrook CC A after the score stood at 1-1 after 90 minutes and Thornwell Red & White A booked the last semi-final spot with a 7-1 win at Rockfield Rovers.