Good news for the club today! Our 65+ squad won the AshaHealthcare Cup to become Double Winners!
The results were as follows:-
Stamford 2 Alfreton 0 (aet) (Curry & Barrett)
Boston 1 Bramcote 0
Stamford 6 Boston 0 (Curry, Barrett 2, Hutchins, Monaghan 2)
3rd Place Play off
Alfreton 3 Bramcote 1
The matchday squad was
So a very successful conclusion to the season for the Strollers winning the Cup to make it a League and Cup Double!
The semi final vs Alfreton was a tight affair and although Strollers had the upper hand they were unable to take any of the few chances created.Alfreton kept possession well but rarely threatened and it did seem a question of whether Strollers could get the breakthrough or would it go to the dreaded penalties! FT 0-0.
In the 1st half of extra time the pressure finally told with Alfreton having a player blue carded for his 3rd foul. Strollers took full advantage spraying the passes round to open up the Alfreton defence for Will Barrett to score with a fine strike. A converted penalty by Graham Curry in the 2nd half of extra time saw Strollers triumph 2-0.
The Final proved to be very one sided with Strollers hitting top form playing excellent football with clinical finishing. Goals from Will Barrett Graham Curry(pen) John Hutchins and Gerry Monaghan saw Strollers go in 4-0 up at half time. 2 further goals in the 2nd half from Barrett and Monaghan rounded off an excellent performance for a 6-0 win.Can’t finish without mentioning Bill Whittle and the team’s superb defensive record of 13 clean sheets in 14 league and cup games!
So a successful day completed a highly successful season with Strollers completing the League and Cup Double.