A huge congratulations to all the team for a superb victory in the Bob Maddison Cup competition this evening! The match saw a resounding 3-0 win with first half goals from James and Patrick and a second half free kick from Jamie… However, this was an all round team performance just like those matches leading up to the final!
The game opened in an even fashion with no clear cut chances but gradually Cragside gained the ascendancy. Noah and Jamie were defending solidly and Max’s dribbling runs were starting to create chances for himself and others. One such break forward ended with Max hitting a post and the keeper saving the rebound. Daniel held a free kick from distance and did everything that was required of him between the posts. At the other end, the deadlock was broken when James met a cross and planted a firm downward header passed the keeper. Minutes later the lead was doubled as Patrick finished off a flowing move placing his shot low under the keeper’s body. With half time approaching, James, who had been playing so solidly in central midfield, was lost to a bad knee injury and the team needed to regroup during the break.
Jamie moved into midfield and put in a wonderful performance for the team and capped it off with a lovely finish after Max had been brought down outside the box for the second time. With Louis and Noah keeping things quiet in defence the opportunities kept coming and the team were unlucky not to add further goals with Ewan going close. The final whistle blew on a memorable night the typified the cup run as a whole! Each and every player had performed with great character and maturity and it has been a real pleasure to watch some of the quality football and team ethic that has been on display! Well done to you all…
The cup run saw the following results:
RGS (away) 8-2
St Lawrence’s (home) 6-2
Kingston Park (home) 10-2
Knop Law (home) 6-0
Gosforth Central (home) 3-1
St Albans 3-0