LONGBENTON UNLUCKY TO LOSE IN CUP FINAL EXHIBITION
LONGBENTON FC 1 v 3 WEST JESMOND They say football can be cruel, Longbenton dominated this cup final, but missed chances and a goalkeeper denied them
In a exciting and excellent cup final which was a credit to the quality and standard of Tyneside Amature League, this was a unforgettable cup final. West Jesmond Division 1 Champions , 2 Cups and going for the quadruple where clear favorites . A penalty dubious or otherwise was awarded to West Jesmond after only 3 minutes. Scott Wiseman made a brilliant save only for the rebound to be scored 0 v 1 .
Domination of midfield had Longbenton chasing the game in attacking mode. Chances missed, west Jesmond keeper in excellent form brought a surprising 0 v 1 half time score.
Second half saw Longbenton attacking as before great saves from Peel and Morris by Jesmonds keeper retained the score line. Other missed chances and 3 attempts coming off the cross bar told the story. It was not to be Longbenton's day.
Over half way into the half Jesmond on the counter attack scored 2 goals in 5 minutes to seal the game. 0 v 3 . But still the bulls played quality football and attacked to the end, with JACK MORRIS heading a consolatuion goal in 79th minute.
Match ended 1 v 3
Man of the Match was Awarded to Cris Saunders, West Jesmond goalkeeper, who last season was Longbenton FC's goalkeeper, well done to him
And congratulations must go to West Jesmond as the first team in the Tyneside
Amature league to win all four competitions
Longbenton FC finish their season with a display to be proud of and subject to AGM approval start their new campagin in the Northern Alliance League next season