Comets soar through to the quarter-finals

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Sungate 0 Comets Sports Club 4

COMETS progressed to the last eight of the National Sunday Cup as they saw off Barking’s Sungate FC.

The match pitted two passing teams against one another and the first half was an open and end-to-end affair.

The only goal of the half was scored by Comets as Ashley Addison benefited from a melee in Sungate’s penalty area to drive a shot home.

During the second half, Comets adopted a strong defensive formation and looked to break on the counter.

With Sungate drawn out, they became vulnerable to quick passes played over the top of the defence.

This exploited the pace of Comets’ Luke Sharpley who won a penalty, which captain Shane Wood converted before going on to complete his hat-trick.

The quarter-finals will be played on February 19 and Comets have been drawn away to Lakeside Athletic FC who are based in Plymouth.