CSKA Emneth and Shouldham claimed the Lynn Sunday League cup honours after finals day at Heacham Football Club.
Woodman’s Cottage, making their second cup final appearance in as many weeks, went away with a runners-up medal as CSKA claimed the Cherrington Cup honours with a narrow 1-0 win.
And the Queen Elizabeth Cup was won by Shouldham, who came from behind to beat Ingoldisthorpe 2-1 to complete a league and cup double.
CSKA Emneth 1 Woodman’s Cottage 0
The day didn’t start well for CSKA with their keeper unable to play and Jake Miller, normally an outfield player, taking over.
CSKA made the most of the early running with several crosses coming into the box but were unable to finish.
Woodman’s struggled to get an early footing in the game, and it was CSKA who took the lead midway through the first half when Toby Allen nodded home a Luke Plumb cross.
This spured Woodman’s up a gear and leading up to half-time they forced a series of corners and deep breaths from the CSKA management, culminating in a diving headed clearance from Jordan Goult on the line, preventing Kensey Carter from equalising.
CSKA closed out the win in the second half, although they did have a chance to extend their lead when Aaron McKenna missed the target late on.
Man-of-the-match: Toby Allen.
Ingoldisthorpe 1 Shouldham 2
Ingoldisthorpe attacked with intensity and direct play and got their rewards early on through an Ashley Prosper header.
They tried in vain to add a second before Shouldham turned the screw to get back into the game.
Adam Mason marshalled the Shouldham defence well with Martin Williams and John Murphy causing problems up top.
Ironically, it was Mason who drilled in the Shouldham equaliser.
Ingoldisthorpe’s defence held firm until a crazy goalmouth scramble was ended by Joseph Malby who nudged home just before half-time to give Shouldham a lead they would not relinquish.
Both defences were resolute in the second half with Chris Tibbs and Adam Mason warriors for Ingoldisthorpe and Shouldham respectively.
The league thank Heacham for the use of the facilities and the support given on the day and UNISON for sponsoring the Queen Elizabeth Cup.
Sunday was potentially the last ever games to be played on a Sunday. If more new teams don’t come forward, the league will fold and potentially, never be seen again.
If you are interested in setting up a team, contact Rob Bunting at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @klsundayleague
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