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North book their place in last eight

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North 2, Elizabeth College 0 NORTH successfully avoided an upset and booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Guernsey FA Cup on Saturday.

North 2, Elizabeth College 0

NORTH successfully avoided an upset and booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Guernsey FA Cup on Saturday.

But the Channel Islands champions had to work hard to see off an Elizabeth College side who arrived at Northfield with nothing to lose and continued to press their illustrious opponents throughout.

In fact, the students came agonisingly close to taking a seventh-minute lead against a North side who looked complacent in the opening exchanges and were nearly made to pay a heavy price.

With the chocolate-and-blues attempting to knock the ball around on a bumpy surface, Charlie Thompson pounced upon a loose pass across the back four to burst into the penalty area and fire a shot across Tom Creed which hit the inside of the far post and then rolled along the goalline but did not cross it, giving the hosts a lucky escape.

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