NOW: Pensions Men’s Cup Final: Cannock 2-2 Brooklands MU (5-4 after penalty strokes.)

Cannock’s David Beckett held his nerve to fire home the winning penalty in the shootout to give Cannock the cup for the first time since 2007 after a dramatic final against Brooklands MU.The two sides played out a 2-2 draw over the 70 minutes with goals from Beckett and Ben Edge cancelled out by strikes from Peter Cornell and David Flanagan but it was Cannock who took the honours when Aidan Khares put his effort over the bar, allowing Beckett the chance to seal the win, 5-4 on penalties.  Continue reading

NOW: Pensions Men’s Championship Playoff Final: Beeston 1-1 East Grinstead (3-1 after shootout.)

The ice cool George Pinner made himself the toast of Highfields as his heroic efforts in the shootout pushed Beeston to a dramatic win to take home the title from East Grinstead.

The two sides had been hard to separate all season, finishing on the same points in the league and so it proved to be the same story today as they played out a 1-1 draw over 70 minutes. Continue reading

NOW: Pensions Men’s Championship 3rd/4th Place Playoff: Surbiton 1-1 Reading (3-2 after shootout.)

David Kettle was Surbiton’s hero as the Welsh goalkeeper pulled off two miraculous saves in the shootout to give his side a 3-2 win after Reading and Surbiton played out a 1-1 draw in normal time. Jonty Clarke had given Reading the lead in the first quarter only for Alan Forsyth to cancel the strike out with a penalty stroke in the second quarter. With no more scoring in the remaining quarters the shootout, and Kettle’s chance to shine came around.  Continue reading

NOW: Pensions Men’s Championship Playoffs: Beeston 4-2 Reading.

Two goals apiece from Adam Dixon and Sam Ward fired Beeston past Reading in an entertaining semi-final to set up a mouthwatering clash with East Grinstead in tomorrow’s final. An outstanding display from Matt Taylor’s side denied Reading the time and space to impose themselves on the game and but for a slack final five minutes, the score might have looked more impressive for the Bees.  Continue reading