Bassetlaw triumph in County Cup final

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Bassetlaw Boys took their recent momentum into the County Inter District Cup final against Newark Boys, and emerged with a clear cut victory.

Kicking off with the wind and a slight slope in their favour, Bassetlaw totally dominated the game against the conquerors of the City of Nottingham Boys, and Bassetlaw took the lead through a perfectly taken free-kick from out side the penalty area by Kian Smith.

A second goal from Luke Morris, who finished off an excellent four player move from close range, made it 2-0 at the break.

The great rally expected from the Newark Boys as they turned with the elements in their favour never materialised and Bassetlaw were again well on top.

Byron Bates was a tower of strength as he marshalled the defence, Jasper Dennison was undefeated in goal and left winger Billy Stafford put the result beyond doubt when he eased past his full-back and hit the goal of the match from 30 yards.

Congratulations are due to the boys and to the managers, Alan Pressley and Shaun Donnelly, for their encouragement, motivation and organisation of a talented set of young players.

On the Bassetlaw Schools FA league scene, St John’s shook off the effect of a rout by Prospect Hill in their previous match and bounced back to shock Carr Hill in their Parry Cup semi-final.

They earned another shot at Prospect, who were 6-0 winners over Sir Edmund Hillary in the other semi-final.

Zak Berridge, Kian Smith, Sonny Irons and Jasper Dennison shared the Prospect goals while Billy Stafford provided Carr Hill’s only goal against St John’s who qualified for the final through goals by Des O’Sullivan, Cameron Baines and Bradley Charlesworth.

Ranby won their place in the Small Schools Cup Final when they defeated St Patrick’s of Harworth.

They will now face Division Six winners, Misson, 2-0 winners over Sturton-le-Steeple.