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Ingoldisthorpe triumph over Castle Rising in League Cup showpiece



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Division Two League Cup

Ingoldisthorpe 3 Castle Rising 0

Division Two champions Ingoldisthorpe completed a league and cup double by beating Castle Rising in the final.

Both teams ended the game, which was played at Fakenham Town Football Club, with ten men in a fiesty encounter while Castle Rising missed an early penalty at the Daly Group Stadium.

Ingoldisthorpe’s Aaron Herbert found himself on the end of a corner after just five minutes to nod his side into an early lead.

Division Two League Cup winners Ingoldisthorpe. (56534369)
Division Two League Cup winners Ingoldisthorpe. (56534369)

Castle Rising restarted quickly and within seconds were awarded a stonewall penalty by referee Shane Watts.

Division Two League Cup runners-up Castle Rising. (56534383)
Division Two League Cup runners-up Castle Rising. (56534383)

Matthew Pearson stepped up for Rising only to see his poor penalty saved by Ionuk Armeanu in the Thorpe goal.

The match officials for the Division Two League Cup final. (56534430)
The match officials for the Division Two League Cup final. (56534430)

The game settled into a tactical battle and the scores remained 1-0 until the break.

Castle Rising 'keeper Chris Hunt commands his area. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478093)
Castle Rising 'keeper Chris Hunt commands his area. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478093)

Both sides started to play on the front foot in the second half with chances being created at either end and the respective goalkeepers pulled off some fine saves.

Ingoldisthorpe's captain Josh Andrews and Brian King battle for possession. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478097)
Ingoldisthorpe's captain Josh Andrews and Brian King battle for possession. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478097)

It was 70 minutes on the clock when Ingoldisthorpe’s Dylan Ess pounced on a loose ball to double their advantage.

Action from Ingoldisthorpe v Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478099)
Action from Ingoldisthorpe v Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478099)

Castle Rising continued to search for a route back into the game but a stray challenge from Kenzie Corbett saw him see a red card whilst Ingoldisthorpe's Phil Bradshaw also received the same punishment for his retaliation to the incident.

Ingoldisthorpe celebrate Dylan Ess' goal. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478102)
Ingoldisthorpe celebrate Dylan Ess' goal. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478102)

Will Bradshaw made it 3-0 to Ingoldisthorpe with a smart finish from the edge of the area to complete a North West Norfolk Football League double.

Corbyn Lake in possession. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478103)
Corbyn Lake in possession. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478103)
Dylan Ess hit the post with this effort. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478104)
Dylan Ess hit the post with this effort. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478104)
Castle Rising captain Jon Bather looks to get the ball clear. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478110)
Castle Rising captain Jon Bather looks to get the ball clear. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478110)
Ingoldisthorpe celebrate winning the North West Norfolk Division Two League Cup Final. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478120)
Ingoldisthorpe celebrate winning the North West Norfolk Division Two League Cup Final. Picture: Ian Burt. (56478120)


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