Duberry smashes four goals to send Rhodes into final
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Sam Duberry hit four goals to help Dunmow Rhodes Lions U16s secure their place in the Blackwater & Dengie League Division Two Cup final.
With a 3-2 first leg lead over Great Notley Hammers, the Lions ran out 4-1 victors in the second leg for an overall 7-3 aggregate success.
This was another good team performance by the Lions with Reece Cottrell and his defence in total control.
Rhodes took an early lead when neat football from Christian Roles and Henry French found Duberry who ran at the Hammers defence, went round the advancing keeper and shot into the empty net.
Rhodes scored their second as Christian Roles found Duberry with a neat lob and he made no mistake to net again.
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The Hammers pulled a goal back just before half-time to make it 2-1 at the interval.
Rhodes continued to dominate in the second half with Luke Johnson in the Lions goal having a quiet game.
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Dominic Roles on the left flank was busy tormenting the Hammers defence, while Adam Griggs kept causing problems with his free-kicks and Rhodes soon hit a third with skipper Christian Roles finding Duberry who fired in for 3-1 to complete his hat-trick.
Griggs then took a free-kick from just outside the penalty area, his shot was pushed away by the Hammers keeper, but it fell to the feet of man of the match Duberry who fired home to claim his fourth goal to make it 4-1.
Rhodes will play Rayne Youth or Old Chelmsfordians in the final at Witham Town Football Club on Sunday, March 15.
The match will kick-off at 3pm.