Rangers edge it in a thriller

SUNDAY FOOTBALL M AND E FREEMAN JUNIOR CUP FINAL ELY Park Rangers Reserves lifted the trophy after a thrilling extra-time win over much-fancied Stapleford. A handling error from goalkeeper Leigh Follen presented Stapleford with an early breakthrough, but

SUNDAY FOOTBALL

M AND E FREEMAN JUNIOR CUP FINAL

ELY Park Rangers Reserves lifted the trophy after a thrilling extra-time win over much-fancied Stapleford.

A handling error from goalkeeper Leigh Follen presented Stapleford with an early breakthrough, but Matt Brodie levelled from the penalty spot after Steve Pollard had been sandwiched in the box.


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Rangers fell behind again, but Richie Murfitt equalised from Simon Farrow's pass with 20 minutes of normal time remaining.

Goals from Pollard and Richard Dewsbury wrapped up a 4-2 victory in extra-time, but it was the performances of Gareth Arter and Gary Dewsbury which caught the eye.

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LEAGUE MATCHES

ELY Park Rangers were crowned Division 1A champions after coming from behind to beat Kingston Foresters Reserves by the odd goal in five - but they were lucky.

Stephen Tuck nodded home to make it 1-1 in the second half, and an own goal put Ely in front before Lee Abbs struck the winner.

QPR Ely lost 2-0 at home to Bottisham Sunday in Division 2A, and Little Downham United also failed on home soil, going down 3-2 against Five Bells Cherry Hinton.

LTFC 1906 thrashed Fox Burwell 7-1 in Division 4A, but Wicken Maids Head were beaten 3-1 at home by Lakenheath Eagles despite a consolation goal from Ed Richardson.

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