League Cup Final
3rd year running for the Lads!!!
Sunday saw the lads play in the League Cup Final for the 3rd year in a row It was always going to be a tough task has gornal have a dogged ,strong, effective team . Our last meeting in the league, 3 weeks previous, saw them hold out for a 0-0 draw. With their keeper taking the MOM plaudits. The Final was much the same , both teams made it a battle , with Stourbridge edging the better chances. Both teams were strong in all areas of the field and cancelled out each others play. Again gornals keeper taking their mom award.
Stourbridge came into the game carrying 3 injuries , most significantly being Corey Sheaf who got injured playing in a development game on the Saturday. Big up to Corey for making it to the game and clearly was desperate to play.
The game finished 0-0 at the end of normal time .... we consulted the ref about how long extra time we'd be playing and the lads were preparing for a big push in the added period of play. When after consulting with league officials the Ref said NO EXTRA TIME and straight into penalties . Always a lottery , the lads lost on penalties 4-3 . Disappointed with the result has we thought the game was ours in extra time!!!
I'm gutted for the lads, who showed great character in adverse circumstances, who always endeavour to do their best . I'm proud to be a part of this top group of lads, Thanks for the great support we received from parents/friends and officials from the club cheers BULLY . Big shout out to Lee Molloy .
3 years in a row not too shabby for a bunch of nutters and a old fat bloke .