Chelmsley Town 3 Boldmere Falcons 2
CHELMSLEY TOWN LINE-UP
1. Steven Webb
2. Nigel Brown
3. Darryl Harris
4. Carl Betts
5. Richard Thomas-Robinson
6. Tom Foster
7. Scott Parker
8. Scott Hewitt
9. Craig Blaxland
10. Ainsley Seivwright
11. Garry Humphries (captain)
12. Tonn Adcock (replaced Craig Blaxland)
13. Phillip Wright (replaced Nigel Brown)
14. Daniel Moseley (replaced Webb HT)
15. Adam Lee (not used)
16. Oliver Burton (not used)
Goalscorers: Carl Betts, Scott Hewitt, Phillip Wright
BOLDMERE FALCONS SQUAD
1. Paul Batchford
2. Alex Copson
3. Kieron Clarke
4. Sean Ellis
5. Mick Fleming
6. Steve Jinks
7. Craig Lubban
8. Richard McGrail
9. Sean Mulroy
10. Paul Tivnan
11. Russell Bow
12. Ross Clarke
13. Murray Christie
14. Danny Fleming
15. Andre Gonzales
16. Antony Lynch
17. Carl Murphy
18. Paul McCloy
19. Reice Johnson
Front Row: Craig Blaxland, Scott Parker, Tonn Adcock, Garry Humphries, Oliver Burton, Darryl Harris.
We couldn't have gone in to todays Final in better form. The lads were in tremendous spirits and well up for the game.
Phillip Wright, Oliver Burton and Adam Lee were the surprise inclusions in the Cup Final squad. Influential skipper Warren Perks was ruled out due to injury and Jack Duffy was left out of the squad.
Our preparation was perfect, the lads looked fully focused on finally bringing the Cup back to Chelmsley Town.
However just as previous years we got off to the worst start. We failed to keep the ball and looked nervous when in possession of the ball. We were slack at picking up the second ball and Boldmere sensed they had the opportunity to take the lead.
They did just that after slack marking from a corner, and quickly they added a second. We were shell shocked and looked like we were going to crumble and loose the game in the first half.
Some how Boldmere failed to add a third and on the stroke of half time we scored much against the run of play. A deep flighted free kick saw Carl Betts rise highest and smash home a header at the back post! Some how game on! but I wasn't complaining!
Some words were said at half time and the lads truly knew that they had let themselves down with their first half performance and they knew they now had to go out and put it right.
Second half we looked a different team and bossed the whole of the second half. Scott Hewitt sent our fans wild as he leveled the scores with a rare left footed strike after some good build up play. Then with our tails up we scored again when substitute Phillip Wright scored with only his second touch to give us a 3-2 lead having been two nil down.
Boldmere never gave up but they looked a beaten team and we should have added fourth to put the game out of sight but it never came. Boldmere's plight got even harder when they were reduced to ten men late on.
It was our year and at the sound of the final whistle we finally had won that elusive first piece of silver wear.
I was so pleased for the players who gave their all. The joy and emotion on there faces when the cup was raised was some thing I'll never forget.
Hard luck to Boldmere who played the game in great spirit and must feel hard done by after leading two nil at one point in the game. However, finally it was our year!
Championes, Championes,ole ole ole!