Clevedon United's Somerset Senior Cup win deserved say Parker and Thorne

Clevedon United' Tim Parker and Jack Thorne with the Somerset Senior Cup.

Clevedon United double goalscoring hero Tim Parker (left) and Jack Throne (right) with the Somerset Senior Cup. - Credit: Josh Thomas

Clevedon United's goalscoring heroes Tim Parker and Jack Thorne believe their 4-0 victory in the Somerset Senior Cup final was deserved.

The pair scored doubles, with one in each half, to secure their first win in the competition, two years after heartbreak to Chilcompton, to ensure the Senior Cup would return to North Somerset for the first time since 2018.

“I’m so happy with it to be fair, we deserve it we worked really hard and got the win,” said Thorne.

“It feels really good, especially to get two as well. Fair play to the boys setting them up. A great win.”

Parker added: “It’s good, the boys deserve it, and (Mark) Selway, our gaffer, has been really good. We have been scoring a lot of goals and we told him we would be keeping a clean sheet and 4-0 will do the rest.”

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Both cup final goalscorers were also on target in their 5-0 win against Wells City alongside Callum Dunn, Mike Purnell and captain Dan Blackall in their semi-final at Worle Recreational Ground.

And United were back at Worle in front of around 300 fans to face Mendip Boardwalk, which was another step in the right direction with crowds allowed to return to football again following the coronavirus pandemic.

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“It was decent, nice to see a load of people here on a nice sunny day but realistically we just turned up and they were unlucky to be fair and we got the win,” added Thorne.

“It’s good having all the support from Clevedon, loads of us were here today.”

Parker continued: “It’s nice to have everyone back and just good to get out playing in front of people. I love it and buzzing to get the win.”

But what’s next for Clevedon and where can they go from here?

“We will go for the league next year, we have a good team, we will stick together and get the league,” said Parker.

Throne continued: “I reckon we have got it in us to lift the trophy next year.”

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