Saturday Veterans Cup Final

John Moody
Bush Hill Veterans 1 – AFC Stoneham Veterans 0

Saturday's final was played at the Stoneham Lane Football Complex in Eastleigh. Despite the rain, both teams produced a splendid match.


Overall, Bush Hill had the majority of the play but the sides were very evenly matched and defences dominated with both goalkeepers, Bush Hills' Tom Hawkins and Stoneham's Dan Chapman being called into action, hence a low scoring final.


To sum up it, it was a very tight game with the winner coming in the 55th minute when Bush Hill's Shawn Hale swept home a cross from the right.


The Referee was Liam White and his Assistants were Brian Francis and Lee Stevens. The Fourth Official was Robert Walczak.

The match was sponsored by Adopt South who chose the Player of the Match Award which went to Bush Hills' Shawn Hale.


The squads:

Bush Hill Veterans: Tom Hawkins, Tommy Barge, Dan Charrett, Lee Thorne, Steve Marwood, Mark Lloyd, Stacey Green, Dan Gethings, Ben Penfold, Mo Stuart, Shawn Hale, Shaun Hughes, Scottie Maitan, Lee Burch, James Knight and Paul Bailey.


AFC Stoneham Veterans: Dan Chapman, Ryan Bath, Paddy Reiley, Mike Harris, Gary Newbury, Matt Freemantle, Aaron Blyth, James, Boll, Lee Hewett, Dave Reading, Lee Stevens, Dean Lombard, James Carman, Lewis Stevenson, Ross Breckenridge, Alex Lisbund and Jaimie Platt.