BREAM added the JO Roberts Cup to the North Gloucestershire League Premier title with a 4-1 victory over Ellwood.

Two of the five goals in the final played at Lydney Town’s ground on Sunday (May 5) will probably rank among the most bizarre ever seen in the competition.

James Clarke opened the scoring for the league champions after 16 minutes and Billy Biddle added to Ellwood’s task when he scored a couple of minutes before the end of normal time in the first half.

Ellwood came out strongly in the second and were causing Bream some problems.

They cut the deficit after Bream had been awarded a goal kick only for Ellwood striker Mark Wayman to notice that keeper Mitchell Smith had touched the ball, meaning it was back in play.

Wayman pounced and put it in the back of the net and the officials agreed it was good.

The two goal cushion was restored by Jayson Watkins after 72 minutes and it was Smith who made up for his earlier error with a goal that was a nightmare for his opposite number, Jake Thomas.

Smith put in a huge kick that bounced once as it headed toward the Ellwood goal. Thomas came to collect but slipped on a surface made greasy by heavy rain during the match and could only watch as it hit the target.

Winning skipper Brad Willetts said: “Bream haven’t been in the (Gloucestershire Northern) Senior League for over 40 years so that’s a big achievement for us and this cup is icing on the cake.”

Takings on the gate were £777 which will be added to the receipts from the other two ‘Hospital Cups’ – the F J Pope and Geo Sandoe – to be presented to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, a total of more than £1,900.