Winscombe complete a cup final double

Winscombe Reserves and their A team both won their respective cup finals to complete a double for the club.

Winscombe won two cup finals, with the Reserves defeating Nailsea United 3-1 at Cheddar and the A team beating Clapton-in-Gordano Reserves 2-1 at Nailsea.

The Reserves started the Hospital Cup final in excellent form, but Nailsea went ahead in the first half. The introduction of Matt Ware in the second half saw Winscombe start to press and they scored with a rare goal from centre-half Scott.

It was looking likely that extra time and penalties may be needed, but a mistake by the Nailsea keeper from a shot by full-back Alex Bailey led to a goal.

With Nailsea now having to come out, Winscombe scored again when Darrell Newman set up Aaron Blakemore to net, much to the delight of the travelling Winscombe supporters.

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This was a great result for manager Steve Hughe, especially as they also claimed the runners-up spot in Division 1.

In the other final, Clapton started well but Winscombe began to press and should have scored at least twice with Gorman and Clothier Warburton spurning chances.

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It was left to captain Andy Ware to open the scoring. The introduction of Ash Brown early in the second half made a difference as he was bundled over in the box for a penalty, which Jamie Foncette netted with three minutes left.

Clapton immediately hit back with a goal from a free kick, but Winscombe held on to capture the Davis Shield.

This was another outstanding managerial performance by Matt Wright, as the team also finished runners-up in Division 3, with a mixture of youth and experience.

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