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Man of match powerfully nods in from a Luke Plumb cross

By Pete Woodhouse

King's Lynn Sunday League


Woodman’s Cottage were in their second final in two weeks and for the second time, went away with a runners-up medal as CSKA (Emneth) claimed the trophy with a narrow 1-0 win.

CSKA captain receiving the trophy is Joel Mattless 20190414. (8979947)
CSKA captain receiving the trophy is Joel Mattless 20190414. (8979947)

MoM Toby Allen was the match-winner, powerfully nodding in from a Luke Plumb cross.

The day didn’t start well for CSKA with their keeper unable to play and Jake Miller, normally an outfield player, taking over.

The game was a tight and often blunted game with the ball spending most of the time in the middle of the pitch or being lumped long.

CSKA made the most of the early running with several crosses coming into the box but were unable to finish.

CSKA (8979963)
CSKA (8979963)

Woodman’s struggled to get an early footing in the game, and it was CSKA who took the lead midway through the first half.

This did spur the Woody’s into going up a gear and leading up to half time forced a series of corners and deep breaths from the CSKA management, culminating in a fantastic diving headed clearance from Jordan Goult on the goal line, preventing Kensey Carter drawing Woodman’s level.

The second half didn’t live up to the first with the attacking at a premium and CSKA closing out the win.

CSKA did have a chance to extend their lead when they rounded the keeper and the ball was squared to Aaron McKenna who missed the target.

Thanks to Heacham FC for the use of the facilities and the support given on the day.

Thank you to Unison for sponsoring the Queen Elizabeth Cup, whose winners were Shouldham.

• If it cannot get more teams in, it's looking like the league will fold.

If you are interested in setting up a team please contact Rob Bunting on kingslynnsundayleague@gmail.com or on twitter @klsundayleague

There will be a grant new teams can apply for to help with start-up costs.


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