Tudor Arms beat Headstone Athletic 2-1 in the final of the Challenge Cup Final on Sunday

Tudor Arms win Challenge Cup Final

Tudor Arms win Challenge Cup Final

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Birkdale Trophies Challenge Cup Final

Tudor Arms beat Headstone Athletic 2-1 in a dramatic final at Kings Langley on Sunday.

Headstone were looking for a record-equalling fourth win in the competition, but they were denied consecutive cup wins by Tudor.

It was Headstone who started brightest, Dan Page heading against the post from a Harry Healey cross inside a minute.

James Devine saw his effort from the edge of the area rattle the crossbar for Headstone.

Three minutes after the re-start Healey fired into the bottom corner to open the scoring.

In the 81st minute Joby Macdonald gave the ball away on the edge of his own box and Jack Robertson took advantage by firing low past Chris Calaby in the Headstone goal.

As the clock ticked by, both sides missed good chances to win the game; Page for Headstone and Robertson for Tudor.

The game looked to be heading towards extra-time before Tudor struck an injury time winner to secure the cup.

A penalty was awarded when Jack Robertson attempted to round Macdonald, who fouled him, giving the referee no option but to give the penalty.

Ben Collins slotted home spot kick to give Tudor the Trophy.

Premier Division

Reed Rangers are on the brink of the Premier Division title after they beat Oxhey Rangers 7-1.

Leading 2-0 at the break, Reed were briefly threatened when Dean Purdam scored a penalty for Oxhey.

A hat-trick from Dominic David and a brace from Karl Penny were added to by goals from Jamie Speer and George Hobson, securing a comfortable win.

For Tudor Arms to deny Reed their first title they have to win both of their two remaining fixtures and overturn Reed’s +20 goal difference.

Division One

Brookside edged out Cassiobury Revolution 5-4 to continue the battle for second place.

Marc Horn helped himself to a hat-trick, with Jordan Cocomazzi, and Ashley Defries also scoring for Brookside.

Revolution replied through Rob Dilkes, Callum Hearn, Chris Massey, and Andrew Owusu.

The win means Brookside now have to beat champions Hertfordshire Lions to take the runners-up spot away from Meriden Ballers, who have already completed their season.

Watford Labour continue to finish with a flourish, beating WD Athletic 3-1, though they remain second bottom.

Stuart White got a brace for Watford, with Carl Conibere and Rob Gill also chipping in.

Kasun Jayasinghe, Pat Turne and Tom Byron scored the WD goals.

FC Revolution clinched fourth place after a 3-2 win over Inter.

Laurence Brown and Freddie Holmes were the Inter goalscorers, whilst Ahmet Top scored twice for Revolution with the other goal coming from Joe Ray.

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