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Mathern Win Over 45's Cup Final
Mathern Casuals overcame HC Voyager FC in a dramatic penalty shoot-out that involved nearly all of both squads.
Voyager boss Jack reported:
"Well we followed the tradition of English teams in cup competitions and did the decent thing loosing the final on penalties to our Welsh friends from Mathern. To be fare Mathern started the stronger taking an early lead which was cancelled out by some fine footwork and finishing from Mark Leaver. We then went further behind but as the half ended showed signs of a greater control of the game. In the second half belief and energy made us the dominant force and we levelled the game. The hard push for a winner sometimes left us exposed for a well organised counter attacking side but we looked like the team most likely to succeed in the 90 mins. When the whistle blew the drama started, all 11 outfielders took part in the shootout and Mathern edged the win by 9 to 8 on the final penalty of 22"