Sunday Firsts Win Tilehurst Charity Cup

Sunday Firsts Win Tilehurst Charity Cup

By Burghfield FC
13 September
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The Sunday First Team lifted the Tilehurst Charity Cup after a fantastic 3-1 victory over Emmer Green on Friday night.


A near perfect performance from the Sunday Firsts at the Rivermoor Stadium on Friday saw them secure silverware with a well-deserved 3-1 victory over Emmer Green.

After a cagey opening 20 minutes we took the lead through a James Sayer goal, arriving at the back post to finish after some good work from Rhys Iremonger and Ryan Farmer to create the opportunity.

Emmer Green had the chance to level the game from the penalty spot after half an hour, but Ian McCulley made a great save diving to his left to keep us in front.

Man-of-the-Match Kieran Farmer doubled our lead just before half time, coolly slotting home under pressure from the advancing goalkeeper.

It was a well-deserved lead as the side took control of the game before Harvey Beales added a third just after the hour.

Emmer Green pulled a goal back after 75 minutes, this time converting from the spot, but we continued to look dangerous going forward and comfortably saw out the game to claim the cup.

Liam Gillis, part of the Sunday Firsts management team said, “From the moment we arrived at the ground we could feel the confidence from within the group. We stuck to the plan and took the game to a very strong Emmer Green side.

“We knew if we could nullify their threat we would have opportunities to find our forwards in big areas of space to utilise our pace and quality on the ball, which is exactly what we did.

“We were the better team in all areas of the pitch. With 11 of our 16-man squad coming from our youth teams it shows the hard work from the club over the years is truly paying dividends in our senior teams.

“We have a very young and hungry group of players at this club and this trophy is the just the start of things to come.”

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