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League junior cup final thriller sets up Brasenose for a season double

AFC Brasenose and AFC Shooters ensured that the Camden Sunday League Junior Cup final lived up to its show-pitch status

01 March, 2016

Footballers from AFC Brasenose and AFC Shooters ensured that the Camden Sunday League Junior Cup final lived up to its show-pitch status at the weekend when they played out a five-goal thriller.

The main pitch at Hackney Marshes was reserved for the big showdown, and the Division Two teams didn’t disappoint as they delivered one of most enthralling and exciting games of the season.

In the end it was the players from Brasenose who were cheering the loudest as they won 3-2 to clinch the first half of what they hope will be a league and cup double.

Brasenose are currently three points behind Metropolitan Rockets in the Division Two table but with three games in hand over the league leaders they are confident that more silverware will soon follow.

Meanwhile in the Presidents Cup, stand-in goalkeeper Paul Ferguson had a mixed morning as Clerkenwell Old Boys engineered a 2-1 victory over Chalk Scratchings.

The shot-stopper made a magnificent save to deny Chalk Scratchings in the first half – a save that looked even more important when Jamie Salvoni slotted home a penalty to give Clerkenwell the lead within minutes of the restart.

But their lead didn’t last long as Ferguson misjudged the ball in the wind and ended up giving away a penalty, from which Chalk Scratchings duly equalised.

With just minutes remaining on the clock Clerkenwell struck again when Dan Attard latched onto Ronnie Wilson’s cross and rounded the keeper to score the winner.

“Trust me, I’m gonna dine out on that save I made in the first half for a good few months,” joked an elated Ferguson after the final whistle.

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