Churchill's cup dream ended in semi-final

PUBLISHED: 13:37 17 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:10 24 May 2010

Churchill Club 70 Timsbury Ath 2 CHURCHILL Club 70's amazing cup run came to a brave end when they lost at home in the semi-final stage at home to Premier Division Timsbury Athletic. Backed by a big turnout, Churchill gave an excellent account of themsel

Churchill Club 70 Timsbury Ath 2CHURCHILL Club 70's amazing cup run came to a brave end when they lost at home in the semi-final stage at home to Premier Division Timsbury Athletic.Backed by a big turnout, Churchill gave an excellent account of themselves making the club and the village proud.Strong winds and a hard pitch made for tricky conditions which hampered Churchill's usual style in a season which they have gained themselves a reputation as a good passing team.After having marginally the better of the first half, Churchill were stung by a goal against right on half time when Timsbury's top scorer, Carpenter, pounced on a loose ball in the box to slot home.In the second half Churchill began to apply pressure on the Timsbury defence as they pushed for an equaliser. But however hard they tried the home side could not carve out the clear cut chance to net the vital breakthrough.As the minutes ticked on and as Churchill piled more men forward they were hit on the break by Timsbury and the Premier side sealed their place in the final through a header to make it 2-0.Although there was huge disappointment at the final whistle, Churchill's achievement of making the last four of a competition that included all 36 teams from the Premier and First Division is one the club can be proud of.

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