CMFL BUCKINGHAM INSURANCE LEAGUE CUP FINAL @ THE IMPACT ARENA
1 MAY 2016 --- 3PM
|HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE CMFL LEAGUE CUP WINNERS 2016|
A close game for the blog on a Sunday was a blessing especially after the morning coverage of the Alma Cup Semi Final in The Chesterfield Sunday League between Hasland Dev and Tibshelf Town the former securing a 3-1 victory.
Arrival in Alfreton on a Sunday afternoon was a little surreal with quiet streets belying the fact of a big game on at The Impact Arena of course the CMFL League Cup Final.
|WELCOME TO THE IMPACT ARENA HOME OF ALFRETON TOWN FC|
|CMFL SECRETARY MARK SENIOR|
|TODAYS OFFICIALS HEADED UP BY JAMES SHIPLEY|
It was Blidworth who were out of the blocks at a fair old pace and they had the lead after just 9 minutes when Jordan Harris smashed home a loose ball after an initial shot had rebounded back off the bar.
|EARLY CELEBRATIONS AS BLIDWORTH OPEN THE SCORING THROUGH JORDAN HARRIS|
|SUNDAY AFTERNOON JUGGLING|
It was becoming a game that Hucknall were now looking the stronger in but still beckoning extra time. A clash in front of the Blidworth dug outs 10 minutes before the end involving Leeds Keenan of Blidworth and Kyle McDermott of Rolls ended with the two chasing each other but the coming together remarkably only resulted in the Blidworth player being dismissed.
The man advantage would now be important especially if we were to witness extra time but just as that was looking likely a further moment of controversy provided the winner a through ball to Mathews, who looked 2 yards offside, saw the substitute race through to fire past the out coming Steven Smith in the visitors goal. It was enough to win the cup for Hucknall Rolls Leisure who moments later were celebrating lifting the League Cup with captain Aaron Short lifting the trophy but not before puckering up to the silverware first.
|AARON SHORT ABOUT TO LIFT THE CUP|
Trip back to base today was thanks to non league snapper Bill Wheatcroft, with many thanks mate much appreciated.