Originally postponed a few days ahead of the scheduled date in March, Cumberland FA were delighted to conclude the Cumbrian Cottages supported Under 16 and Under 16 Girls County Cup Finals during September 2020.
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As with all County Cup Finals, the level of preparation and organisation ahead of the day was important to provide a ‘Cup Final experience’. This year’s County Cup Finals, like all football have seen an added level of preparation to ensure The FA and government guidance is followed. Cumberland FA would like to thank the teams, officials and hosts Cumbria Football Academy for their support and patience in ensuring the games could go ahead.
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Workington Wanderers AFC v Unisun Athletic JFC
Workington Wanderers AFC
Unisun Athletic JFC
Referee: Cameron Sealby
Assistant Referee: Callum Reveley and Matthew Rogerson
4th Official: Scott Taylor
The Cup Final began at a fast pace with both teams having some half chances. It was Unisun Athletic JFC who got the opening goal, with Niall Siddaway breaking down the right hand side and slotting it past the keeper after 9 minutes.
It took the West Cumbrians just two minutes to equalise with Daniel Whitehead the goal scorer.
Unisun Athletic JFC were forced to make a change when their goalkeeper was injured. Niall Siddaway then ran onto a ball over the top and chipped the keeper to put the Carlisle team 2-1 up going into half time.
Workington Wanderers AFC started the second half strongly, with 3 quick chances, but they couldn’t make the breakthrough. Jonathon Yates did put Wanderers level shortly after following a goal mouth scramble from a corner.
Workington thought they’d gone ahead but their third goal was disallowed for offside. Both teams then had chances to win it but the goalkeepers were equal to the task. The final whistle blew, and it was onto penalties.
Workington Wanderers AFC were victorious, winning 5-4 after the penalty shootout.
Cumberland FA would like to congratulate Workington Wanderers AFC for winning the Under 16 County Cup, supported by Cumbrian Cottages!
Commiserations to Unisun Athletic JFC who more than played their part in an entertaining game.
Ben Snowdon of Cumberland FA commented “We were delighted to be able to conclude the competition and we’d like to thank the teams for their support. Unfortunately, the Cup Final experience was not the same as previous seasons, but in these different times we have to make changes and follow the latest guidance. Again, thanks to the teams for helping with this in the build up to the Final, including the socially distanced team photos and the post-match presentations.”
Visit our Twitter Feed @CumberlandFA and search for #CFAU16CountyCupFinal20 for details of the action as it happened and watch some of the goals scored.
Check out more photos on our Facebook page. Thanks to Martin and Linda Perry for the photos.