Marlborough take the honours in Cup final
El Sol 1, Marlborough 5: The Marlborough celebrated winning the Sunday Senior Cup for the first time yesterday after an emphatic victory over El Sol in the final at Carrow Road.
El Sol 1, Marlborough 5
The Marlborough celebrated winning the Sunday Senior Cup for the first time yesterday after an emphatic victory over El Sol in the final at Carrow Road.
After a nervy start, it was El Sol who took the lead in front of 560 fans with the first real chance on seven minutes, a long kick from goalkeeper Taurean Molloy allowing Andrew Pantelli to dispatch a looping first time effort over the stranded Chris Hill.
Malborough were quick to respond, Molloy failing to deal with a corner and flapping at the ball as Colin Wines' in swinging effort sailed over everyone and into the far corner of the net.
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The Norwich-based side Marlborough came close to taking the lead on several occasions before Jason Armes eventually scored on 31 minutes with a bullet header.
Soon after the re-start El Sol almost grabbed an equaliser when Hill spilled a shot from distance, however, the Marlborough backline did well to scramble substitute Roy Coe's effort off the line after he had rounded the keeper.
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And that miss proved costly for the team from Yarmouth, as Lee Metcalf rose to meet an Armes centre, before Danny McKail fired high into the net after seizing on a superb through ball from Wines and checking on to his left foot.
A fifth goal arrived on 71 minutes, Armes nodding in a cross from the left, before Marlborough sent on 50-year-old veteran keeper Billy Pye, giving him a Carrow Road appearance to add to his long playing CV when he replaced Hill.