Davis Shield victory for Locking Park

PUBLISHED: 09:26 19 May 2017

Locking Park Reserves.

Locking Park Reserves.

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Locking Park won a hard-fought Davis Shield final against Uphill Castle to pick up some silverware for the season.

Locking Park Res 2

Uphill Castle A 1

Locking Park won the Davis Shield with a hard-fought victory over a tough Uphill Castle team.

Uphill started the game well, with their fluid front three causing the Park defence problems. After Park weathered the early storm, they almost took the lead after a long-range Kyle Hobden shot hit the corner of post and bar.

Park took the lead after 30 minutes when Rob Long tried to shoot but was thwarted, and the ball landed with Matty Hollow, who smashed the ball home.

Park extended their lead five minutes into the second half when a superb Chris Green ball sent Matty Hollow away again to net his second of the game.

Uphill got a goal back with 25 minutes to play to set up a grandstand finish. Park dug deep and defended magnificently, with Mike Bollard and Rob Long holding firm in front of the park defence of Dave Bordon, Jon Rowsell, Ben Hollow, Lyndon Cook and Mike Page.

Late on, Locking hit the post through Chris Green and the bar from Matty Hollow, but managed to hold out for victory.

This was a fantastic contribution from all concerned, including the Park subs of Liam Page, Darrell Capille and Jordan New, as well as unused sub Paul Sharp, who supported the lads from the side.

Man of the match went to Lyndon Cook.

RESULTS

Charity Cup semi-final: St George (E-i-G) Res 3, Portishead CT 0.

Davis Shield final: Locking Park Res 2, Uphill Castle A 1.

Knockout Cup final: KVFC 1, Portishead Town A 2.

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