Kimberley MW 1
FC Samba 0
It was a frustrating but ultimately rewarding afternoon at The Stag Ground as last year’s League Cup semi-finalists Kimberley came up against spirited Division Two side FC Samba.
Kimberley had the majority of the play but were wasteful in front of goal - the normally prolific Jake Fisher with the best chance of the first-half.
Matt Walsh in the Kimberley goal was a spectator for long periods of the game as Kimberley took control on a wet surface.
The winning goal came from Fisher in the 112th minute to send Kimberley into round two with a tough looking game at Attenborough their reward in the next round.
Nottingham Utd Res 0
Kimberley MW Res 6
Kimberley had a comfortable win over Nottingham United Reserves, saving their six goals for the second-half.
Kimberley had the majority of the play in the first-half but failed to trouble the home side keeper.
Kimberley came out strongly in the second-half but failed to find the goal their performance deserved.
The opener came after 55 minutes as Sean Chapman was brought down in the box and the referee awarded a penalty. Matthew Walker fired home to give Kimberley a deserved lead.
It was soon 2-0 thanks to another penalty that Walker smashed home once again.
Asher Phythian fired home Kimberley’s third before Alex Sheffield quickly added a fourth.
Zack Coburn smashed in a fifth before Corey Wilson completed the rout with his first goal of the season.
Ian Shepherd was man-of-the -match.
Kimberley have a tough looking game in the Intermediate Cup at Linby this weekend.
Kimberley MW B 4
Trent Bridge 0
Kimberleywelcomed Trent Bridge to Digby Street looking to extend their 100% record on a wet and windy afternoon.
The home side were ahead after ten minutes when John Whitehurst finished off a fine move started at the back by John Michalski.
Kimberley were in fine form and on the 18 minute mark Danny Walsh doubled the lead with a perfectly-executed shot in the bottom corner.
The game looked to be petering out until the final 20 minutes when player-manager Ryan Doherty arrived for his first appearance of the season and scored the third within five minutes, before adding the final goal from the penalty spot in the last minute.
Kimberley welcome Aspley Park Reserves to Digby Street on Saturday in the secnd round of the County Cup.
Arnold Old Boys 2
Kimberley MW 1
Experienced Arnold Old Boys moved seven points clear over Kimberley, albeit with three games in hand for Welfare.
Gareth Clarkson fired Old Boys ahead early in the game before a good move saw Juan Vickers equalise.
Arnold were soon 2-1 up as an own goal of a Boulter header saw Rocco have no chance, that being the end of the scoring.