Woolaston back on the cup trial

Thursday 11th November 2010 12:00 am
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West Dean Charities Senior Cup Final

Woolaston 3

Westbury United 1

WOOLASTON, a club with a proud cup pedigree, gained another trophy success with this victory at Lydney Town FC on Sunday afternoon.

Woolaston led 2-0 within 10 minutes with goals from Stuart Thompson and Richard Clarke.

Jason James scored Woolaston's third, with Luke Murdoch replying for Westbury.

Murdoch's goal was arguably the best of the game.

The move started in the Westbury defence, before being carried on by Ed Boait in midfield. Murdoch rifled home with a smart finish.

Woolaston's Jason James also had a penalty saved by Andy Downes.

Woolaston manager Gareth Rose said: "We've had a few players leave us but we've got some good young players coming through.

"I thought we dominated for an hour, but Westbury are a good side and they came back hard during the last 30 minutes."

Westbury skipper Jon Tilstone added: "We dominated territory – and we must have had 60% of possession – but we lacked punch.

" We didn't really force their keeper to make a save.

"I'm not saying we deserved to win, but it wasn't one sided by any means. They took their chances and stopped us playing."

Ironically, Westbury found the net eight times in the North Glos Premier League on Saturday but the players responsible for seven of those goals were not playing in Sunday's final.

Luke Quinton, Cliff Khoza and Rob Snelgrove did not sign on to play for the club in the Charities competition.

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