Thursday, 25 April 2013

FC Sutton Foresters 3 v Retford Town 1 - AET - Notts FA Saturday Junior Cup Final

Thursday 25th April 2013
at Eagle Valley, home of Arnold Town FC
Notts FA Saturday Junior Cup Final
FC Sutton Foresters 3
Retford Town 1
Matt Young 85
After Extra Time
45 mins 0-0, 90 mins 1-1, 105 mins 3-1, FT 3-1
Bouncers! ... Albert Graves - a Notts football legend
A few pictures and a very brief overview of tonight's Notts FA Saturday Junior Cup Final.
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Retford Town line up courtesy of Martin 'Buster' Keeton
Match report from Retford Town website
FC Sutton Foresters had the better of the game as a whole, but didn't turn their lions share of possesion into goals and Retford equalised inside the last five minutes, through substitute Matt Young, to force the game into extra time.
But FC Sutton Foresters put the game beyond Town's reach during the first half of that extra time, with two quick fire goals.
On the balance of play the score was about right in the end and I don't think Retford will have any complaints about the final outcome.
In fact, if it hadn't have been for a couple of decent saves (and one moment of improvised good fortune) from Retford's goalkeeper and captain, Jason Holberry, the game wouldn't have needed to go into extra time.
FC Sutton Foresters are a very efficient and attack minded side, as the league table for the Midland Amateur Alliance shows
For the record Retford Town will finish as runners up to the Blues Club (Gainsborough) in this season's Lincoln League Div 1 and they did win the David Cooper Cup earlier this month by beating Fulbeck United 4-2 in the final, so their season hasn't been without its merits.