Heavy rain put paid to a number of pre-season friendlies on Wednesday night. However, several did go ahead, many seeing teams playing their final matches before the 2017/18 season starts in earnest.
Evo-Stik League South West side Cirencester Town were beaten 4-2 by Championship outfit Bristol City`s youngsters in the final of the Gloucestershire Senior Cup.
Joe Edwards with a brace, Aaron Parsons and Korey Smith were on target for City
Haines Watts had put Ciren ahead in the 8th minute and he added a second in the 52nd minute.
A hat-trick from Dumebi Dumaka saw Bostik League Premier side Dulwich Hamlet record a comfortable win at Bostik North outfit Aveley’s impressive new Parkside home
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Gavin Tomlin from the penalty spot and Nana Boakye-Yiadom completed the nap hand near the end.
Aveley`s league rivals Bury Town went down 3-1 at Ram Meadow to Championship side Ipswich Town`s under-23s.
Connor McKendry scored the only first half goal to give the Tractor Boys a lead they added to through Ben Folami and Declan Daniels, with Tommy Robinson netting a last-gasp consolation for the hosts.
Evo-Stik League South Premier side Chesham United beat a Fulham XI 3-2 at The Meadow.
Shane Bush, Jon-Jo Bates and Callum Bunting pulled Chesham back after finding themselves 2-0 down.
Bostik Premier outfit Leatherhead overcame Evo-Stik South Premier visitors Basingstoke Town 2-1 at Fetcham Grove.
Chike Kandi and Calum Davies (below) were the Tanners on the mark.
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Evo-Stik League Premier newcomers Shaw Lane AFC beat Championship Hull City`s under-23s 4-1.
Damian Reeves and Ryan Qualter both bagged braces for the Barnsley-based hosts.
Shaw Lane`s former Evo-Stik South rivals Sheffield FC were beaten 3-2 at Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division Staveley Miners Welfare.
The hosts led 2-0 at half-time with goals from Jake Vernon and Kurtis Morley.
Mohammed Tijani reduced the deficit shortly after the break only for Joe Bayne to restore Welfare`s two-goal advantage that Matt Morton cut 14 minutes from time.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Division side Wombwell Main shocked Staveley`s league rivals Penistone Church by winning 1-0, thanks to a 75th minute Ryan Hallsworth spot-kick.
Another NCEL Premier Division loser were Hall Road Rangers, beaten 4-1 at last season`s champions and now Evo-Stik South outfit, Cleethorpes Town.
Liam Davis bagged a brace for Clee, with Alex Flett and a Daniel North penalty completing the scoring.
Ebac Northern League First Division side Washington warmed-up for Saturday`s Emirates FA Cup tie by beating Second Division Heaton Stannington 3-0.
Matty Waters, Jake Pickard and Gary Shaw were the visiting marksmen.