Cup final success for Selkirk
PUBLISHED: 14:26 25 May 2011
Selkirk United triumph in the final of the Knockout Cup.
Selkirk United 1
Clevedon United Res 0
SELKIRK United won the Knockout Cup final in a well-contested game against Clevedon United Reserves.
Selkirk had a few early chances through the craft of midfielder Dan Bracey showing good vision early on and Clevedon could have scored when they caught the Selkirk back four off guard, but failed to finish.
Midway through the first half Wes Bracey went on a tantalising run only to be brought down on the edge of the Clevedon penalty box. Up stepped Joe Berry to float the ball into the top corner for Selkirk to take the lead into the break.
The second half started well with both side to be denied chances by well-organised defences. Both teams were reduced to 10 men after a fracas in the centre circle. Shorty after, a Clevedon striker was brought down inside the penalty box and the referee had no choice but to point to the spot. The spot kick was well saved by Selkirk keeper Dan Hindmarsh to retain their lead.
The game continued to flow and a sublime overhead kick by Mark Miller went just over the bar. Then two minutes from time, Berry chased down a lost cause, but managed to miss the target.
Selkirk held on to the whistle, led by the skipper Andy Disley in a historical game for the club which saw them win the trophy for the first time.