12th May 2019 - Charles Hewitt Memorial League Cup Final
|CO4 Ultras||4 - 4|
3 - 5
Referee : John Watson
Assistants : Geoff Cook & Dave Jackson
4th Official : Reg Bedford
A cracking game for the neutral this morning up at Lawford FC saw Vikings Flag come from behind to take the 2018/19 Charles Hewitt Memorial League Cup in a penalty shoot-out.
CO4 Ultras, already winners of the Division Two title and the Ernie Osborne Challenge Cup raced into an early lead with a goal from Jack Gregory
after seven minutes and doubled their lead thanks to Connor Jones
after thirteen.Harry Hewes
made it three just before the half hour and that's how it stayed as both sides went in for the half time interval.Half Time : CO4 Ultras 3 - 0 Vikings Flag
When Sam Bird
put away Co4's fourth on forty seven minutes there weren't many at Lawford who didn't think that was CO4's third trophy all wrapped up but two quick goals from Terry Rymer
from the penalty spot after fifty-two and one from Harry Barnard
after fifty three gave Vikings Flag hope.
Eventual man-of-the-match Steve Eaton
bagged a third for Vikings Flag on sixty-two and Bailey Barnard
completed the come back on seventy-three.Full Time : CO4 Ultras 4 - 4 Vikings Flag
No more goals in normal time saw the game enter the extra period.
Despite losing Terry Rymer to a red card Vikings Flag held on and extra time ended with the match all square.Full Time - Extra Time : CO4 Ultras 4 - 4 Vikings Flag
So to the penalty spot and it was Vikings Flag who came out victorious, winning the shoot-out 5-3.
Many thanks to Lawford FC for the use of their facilities and
Mrs Elsie Hewitt for attending the final and presenting the trophies.
Match report & photos : Jon Burns
League Mrs Elsie Hewitt with the Match Officials :
Referee John Watson (centre) and his assistants Reg Bedford, Dave Jackson & Geoff Cook.
Man of The Match : Vikings Flag's Steve Eaton receives his trophy from Mrs Elsie Hewitt.
Charles Hewitt Memorial League Cup Runners-up 2018/19 : CO4 Ultras
Charles Hewitt Memorial League Cup Winners 2018/19 : Vikings Flag